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A Level Business Studies at Great Sankey High School

Course description

What lies behind the success of EBAY? Are you influenced by adverts? Have you ever wondered why McDonalds are now selling salads? Why do some ideas fail yet others make millions? Have you heard of Dragons’ Den? Do you know what ‘Fair-trade’ is about? When you switch on your TV to watch the news the main stories are often about Business. There is no escape! And those stories can have a profound effect upon your life. This is your chance to discover the world of Business.

Course content

AS Level

Unit 1 - Business opportunities

Unit 2 - Business Functions

A Level

Unit 1– Business Opportunities and Functions

Unit 2– Business Analysis and Strategy

Unit 3 –Business in a Changing World

Entry requirements

You will need to have a minimum of 5 A* - C grades at GCSE to study this course. This course is ideal if you have an interest in Business and would like to develop a deep understanding of this fascinating subject area. It is not necessary to have studied GCSE Business, but if you have, you will need at least a grade C in Business Studies, however you should have at least a grade C in Mathematics and English.


AS and A Level are now two standalone qualifications. Exams are a combination of data response, short answers and essay writing.

Future opportunities

Students will be able to study a range of courses at university and this A Level is also useful for careers in Management, Marketing, Accountancy, HRM and a range of other business careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Great Sankey High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015

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