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Business Studies A-Level

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What is Business A-Level?

Business A-Level lifts the lid on business organisations and investigates what makes them tick. Functions such as marketing, human resources, product development and finance all have to work closely together in order to achieve the aims and objectives of the business. You will also look at influences outside of the business that affects it, such as the economy.

What Will You Study on the Business A-Level course?

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In your first year, you will learn what it takes to set up and run a business and the types of business organisations there are. You will then look at financial aspects of business along with the human and operational areas.

The second year of the course considers a broader overview of business strategies, economic influences on the business, and how the different parts of the business react to these issues, as well as learning tools to analyse and judge the success of a business.

What Next?

Business students find that there is a huge range of opportunities for them, whether this is through a traditional university route, where you may want to specialise in a particular area of business, or through an apprenticeship route (with a company like BAE Systems). You might consider employment, or even developing that fantastic idea you had in the first term of your studies!

Exam Board

Eduqas (WJEC)

Entry Requirements

At least five 5s at GCSE, including at least a 4 in English Language and Maths.

Have you considered studying a Mixed Programme (A-Levels and BTECs)? Whether you’re on target to achieve five 5s in your GCSEs or not, there may still be an option to study A-Levels alongside a BTEC qualification at Newman.

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What other subjects go well with this subject?

Economics, Accounting, French, German, Spanish, Sport, Sociology, Psychology, English, Drama & Theatre Studies and Media Studies.

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