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Business Studies A-Level

What is Business Studies?

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. As well as what goes on inside the business, you will also look at influences outside of the business that affects it, such as the economy or big changes to the market such as Brexit.

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

In your first year you will get a thorough grounding in what it takes to set up and run a business, the types of business organisations there are and learn about marketing and production. Following this, 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 two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 4 in English Language and Maths.

Course Type

A Level

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Economics, Accounting, Modern Foreign Language, Sport, Sociology, Psychology, English, Drama & Theatre Studies and Media Studies.

Did you know?

The co-founder and CEO of SnapChat, 23-year-old Evan Spiegal, turned down an offer of $3 billion from Facebook and then a $4 billion bid from Google.


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