The Business A Level Course considers the way in which businesses, local, national or international, operate – and the effect of the external business environment which provides opportunities and imposes constraints on the pursuit of short-term and long-term objectives. As well as this, students will have the opportunity of further in-depth study of a range of business functional areas, where tasks are differentiated into specialist areas, such as Human Resources, Finance, Marketing and Operations Management. In Year 2, the main emphasis on topics learnt, will be on business strategy: its nature, development and implementation, plus a critical evaluation in the context of specific organisational and business situations to solve problems and make decisions. This also includes all aspects of the globalisation of business in today’s modern world. Overall, this course will help students to develop analytical and evaluative skills, which are highly prized in the employment market.
Students wishing to study this course would be expected to have a good level of achievement in a range of GCSE subjects, including English, Maths and Humanities subjects. No prior knowledge of business is necessary for students to undertake this course, however, if GCSE Business has been taken, a Grade 4 is required as a minimum.