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Christ the King Sixth Form College


A Level

“Business Studies is a fantastic subject for those who are academically driven and interested in learning more about the business world. It’s also a great subject for those who enjoy a challenge. Students must overcome obstacles to reach professional judgements relating to business and this prepares you well for a future professional career."

What will I study?

Business is a dynamic and interesting subject. Throughout this two year course, students will enhance their commercial awareness and develop a wide range of business related analytical and entrepreneurial skills. They will investigate different types of organisation, identify investment opportunities and evaluate how markets affect business performance. The subject enables students to understand real world decision making processes and critically evaluate the external and internal influences on businesses.  

Areas of study:

  • Theme 1: Marketing and People
  • Theme 2: Managing Business Activities
  • Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy
  • Theme 4: Global Business

What do I need to study this course?

GCSE English and Mathematics (Grades 9-5).

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by external examination only (Edexcel). Students will be expected to apply numerical skills in a range of business contexts.

Where will A Level Business lead me?

A Level Business is the first step on the route to a variety of further qualifications. The next stage for students may be to progress to Higher Education to study degree courses or Higher National Certificates. A Level Business students are eligible for progression to wide range of professions including Law, Accountancy, Human Resources, Marketing, Business Management, Teaching, Politics or Journalism.