Course overview

Business Studies A Level City of Bristol College

Studying this Business Studies A Level, you will look at how businesses are set up and what can be done to monitor and improve business performance.

You will develop your problem-solving skills, learn how to present arguments and make good business judgements.

This course is an option within our Business and Law A Level pathway.

  • Business and Law Pathway course code: ALBUS&LAW

Find out more about our A Level pathways and how to apply

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for young people who have an interest in business, enquiring mind and who are able to assess the consequences of decisions.

What you'll learn

You will cover:

  • What is business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve marketing performance
  • Decision making to improve operational performance
  • Decision making to improve financial performance
  • Decision making to improve human resource performance

Course entry requirements

To join this course you will need six GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including Maths and English.

You will need an interview for this course.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course is assessed through examinations.

Future career and study opportunities

As the subject offers an insight into different business functions, you can find a particular area which you like and may wish to pursue this into higher education or a career.

Additional costs

This course is free to anyone aged 16-18. There is no formal list of additional costs. However, if you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

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