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  • Business Studies

    Course entry requirements

    Specification: Edexcel
    Subject entry requirements: GCSE grade 5 or higher in Business Studies if studied at GCSE – Maths at GCSE Grade 6, One English at Grade 5

    The subject content for Business is structured so that the first year of the A Level starts with a foundation topic ‘What is Business?’ and moves into decision making within the functional areas of business; marketing, operations, finance and human resources. You will explore influences on business strategy and decision making and understand how businesses mitigate risk and uncertainty. You will also explore global business and the opportunities and issues facing businesses in today’s global world.

    The subject content is designed to engage students through topics and issues that are relevant in today’s society –you will study key contemporary developments such as digital technology, business ethics and globalisation. Business is a contemporary subject that is dynamic, progressive and useful in every aspect of life. It is relevant to all professions whether you choose to start your own business or progress in the business you work for.

    You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions – all skills that are needed for further study and employment. Real life case studies will be used to make it easier for students to relate to and apply their knowledge and skills developed throughout the course. You will acquire competence in quantitative skills such as the ability to calculate cost, revenue, profit and break- even; problem solving, decision making, self motivation and effective time management skills.

    We do not recommend taking Business and Economics together for A level due to the similarity of content.

    View the specification here:

    For further information contact: Miss D Watson (