A-Level Business

What will I be learning? 

You will study 4 themes within the course. These will be as follows:  

  • Theme 1 – Marketing and people
  • Theme 2 – Managing business activity
  • Theme 3 – Business decisions and strategy
  • Theme 4 – Global business

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed regularly, key terms tests, end of topic tests, mock exams, essay questions as part of independent learning which will include a mixture of short calculation questions and extended written answers applied to case studies.

Independent study opportunities

Flipped learning is in place at key stage 5, the entire content for the course is shared via our online platforms and the expectation is that the content is looked at ahead of each lesson. 

What resources do I need? 

Students will be expected to supply their own stationery at A-Level and they will need to ensure that they download the flipped learning PowerPoints from the student shared area. The flipped learning PowerPoints can also be accessed via Google Classroom/drive. There are a number of textbook and revision guide recommendations.

Will I go on any trips?

Trips are key for this particular course, in the past we have visited the Bank of England in London, the BMW Mini Factory in Oxford and Cadbury World in Birmingham. These trips have all helped to embed and enhance the curriculum.

What careers could this lead on to? 

All corporate careers and small business opportunities including the following industries - marketing, accountancy, finance, investment banking, operations, logistics, human resources, law, senior management, retail, business administration, quantity surveying and fashion.

What grades do I need for this course? 

If you are studying GCSE Business then you will need at least a grade 4. You don’t need to have studied GCSE Business to access the course, as Theme 1 starts with an ‘Introduction to Business’. Due to the nature of the assessment including extended writing, a good understanding of analysis and evaluation and essay writing is essential. In addition, 25% of the course is numerical, so a good understanding of mathematics is also key.