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Business Studies A Level at Neale-Wade Academy

Course description

A one year course gains an AS qualification.  A two year course offers an A-Level qualification.

Course content

You will study a wide variety of topics including: 
enterprise,  human resources,  environmental factors,marketing,  accounting and finance,   production, ethics,  international trade,  the digital age, law,  economics and change management 
Emphasis throughout the entire course is on problem solving and decision-making. You will learn how to use a wide range of contemporary business tools and models and apply them to today’s businesses.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C including a B in maths and English


100% exam based 
· 3 x 2 hour exam papers (taken at the end of Y13) based on case studies of three real businesses (one small/local, one medium/national and one large/ international) 
· A wide range of question types including multiple choice, short answer and extended writing 

Future opportunities

A level Business is an excellent base for a university degree, especially degrees in business, management, human resources, accountancy, law, finance, philosophy, politics and economics, sociology and psychology. Careers with a business degree are diverse and have high earning potential. 
• A range of career possibilities including banking, insurance, advertising, distribution, sales, accounting, law, education, central or local government and business consultancy. Business skills, which touch on every part of our modern society, are in high demand worldwide and are often well paid. 
• Entrepreneurship and the benefits of running your own business. 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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