Course overview

Business Studies A Level City of Bristol College

A Level Business Studies is ideal for students with an interest in how businesses are created and run, and the factors which contribute to their success or failure as well as how they interact with the society they operate in.

You will develop your problem-solving skills, learn how to present arguments and explore what makes a good business decision.

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 ideal for 16-18 year olds with an interest in business and how organisations work. You should have an enquiring mind and an ability to see decisions from a variety of perspectives.

What you'll learn

Subjects covered include:

  • Management & Leadership
  • Stakeholders
  • Marketing
  • Operational Performance
  • Human Resources
  • Motivation
  • Employer/Employee Relations
  • Financial Performance

Course entry requirements

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

How is the course delivered and assessed?

There are two components to this course which will be assessed via examination

Paper 1 consists of ten multiple choice questions that can cover any of the subjects studied in the first year along with four short questions and one small case study.

Paper 2 is based on a case study in which you will be expected to answer short answer questions as well as a full essay structured questions.

Future career and study opportunities

After studying Business A Level, you may progress to further study in Business, undertake an apprenticeship or begin your career with an organisation.

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.

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