A Level Business is a relevant subject to everybody because we are constantly dealing with the business world in a variety of capacities. Be it as consumers, employers, employees or investors, businesses have a major bearing on our everyday lives.

A Level Business is a subject that is centred in the world around you: in the news, in the choices you face when shopping and when searching for, or working in a job. In this course you will learn how businesses make decisions, how they set their strategies, and why some businesses fail and some succeed.

An understanding about the workings of this sector of the economy will stand you in good stead for your time after school. The material studied would be useful for candidates intending to pursue careers in any area of business. A Level Business will complement both arts and science subjects, providing a detailed understanding of the business environment.

Course Content

Aims of Business Studies course

The provision of this course should enable you to develop a critical understanding about the internal workings of a business, and of its role in the external environment. You will become aware of the effects of business behaviour from the perspective of a range of stakeholders within society, and you will generate an understanding of issues that affect a variety of organisations.

The skills you require

During the A level course you will be introduced to a number of business theories and you will be expected to apply them to real world examples and case studies. You will acquire a range of skills including decision-making and problem solving in the light of evaluation and, where appropriate, the quantification and management of information. You will be required to read around the subject material, and to build up a portfolio of examples of current business behaviour. During the course you will be required to draw on a variety of disciplines, and to realise that these perspectives and disciplines are interrelated. The mathematical and data handling aspects of this course require no more than a competent performance at GCSE mathematics.