• Course type: A level
  • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel


In Unit 1 you will learn about dynamic markets, social media and online retailing, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Unit 2 introduces you to business finance, the impact of economic uncertainty on businesses and the competitive environment.

In Unit 3 you will move from functions to strategy, exploring business decision-making, small business survival, managing change and scenario planning.

Unit 4 explores global business, investigating overseas markets, cultural and social differences and the impact of multinationals.


  • Course units...

    YEAR 1

    Theme 1: Marketing & People

    Theme 2: Managing Business Activities

    YEAR 2

    Theme 3: Business Decisions & Strategies

    Theme 4: Global Business


  • Course assessment...

    Year 1: Two internal exams covering content Unit 1 & 2

    Year 2: Three external exams covering content from Unit 1 – 4

  • This course can lead to...

    Business Studies A level is a useful introduction to the world of business for students planning to enter professions such as banking, accountancy, management services and human resources management.  It is equally beneficial for those progressing to higher education in other fields.

  • Course highlights...

    • Opportunity to attend a revision conference.
    • Outstanding preparation for a business related degree with elements of accountancy economics, marketing and management.
    • Insight into entrepreneurship and establishing a career in business.
  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade C in English Language and Grade B in Maths OR Grade B in English Language and Grade C in Maths

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