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Business at Elliott Hudson College

Course description

The course begins with an introduction to what business is and understanding the nature and purpose of business. Students will then go on to study Managers, Leadership Styles and Decision-Making Techniques and how these could lead to improvements in marketing, operational, financial and human resource performance. This course will encourage students to develop an enthusiasm for studying business and gain a holistic understanding of business in a range of contexts. It will also test their numerical skills in a range of different business settings.

Course content

The A Level course will enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of the practices and techniques used within marketing, finance, operations management and human resource management.
In Year 2 students will focus on analysing the strategic position and performance of a business. They will also study the strengths and weaknesses of the financial performance and highlight any opportunities and threats that may arise within a competitive market. There is also the chance to examine the international market and the use of digital technology in a modern world.

Entry requirements

Attain 5 or more standard GCSE passes (grade 4 or higher).

If a student is applying for an A Level course that they have studied at GCSE it is expected that a student would attain at least a standard pass (grade 4) in this subject.


Paper 1 – Business 1
Written exam – 2 hours
100 marks
33.3% of A Level
Paper 2 – Business 2
Written exam – 2 hours
100 marks
33.3% of A Level
Paper 3 – Business 3
Written exam – 2 hours
100 marks
33.3% of A Level

Financial information

Elliott Hudson College will not charge fees for tuition or examination entry (except for re-sits, where attendance is unsatisfactory or coursework is incomplete). There are no charges for course materials, although students are expected to provide their own stationery and any specialist clothing /equipment. Course books may be bought from subject teachers however subjects will also loan textbooks to students in return for a deposit. In the case of field trips, a contribution from the student to cover board and lodging, but excluding tuition and travel, will be expected. Some optional activities (e.g. enrichment, theatre trips, exchange visits, etc.) may have an associated cost; this will be notified in advance of the event.

Some applicants might not be supported by government funding for education (e.g. non-UK or EU passport holders recently arrived in the area): in these cases we do reserve the right to charge full fees for the course.

If your family is on a low income or you encounter any financial difficulties in special circumstances, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the college’s Student Bursary Fund.

Future opportunities

This course provides a suitable basis for entry to degree courses in business, accounting, law, environmental studies, marketing and management.
Careers are possible in any area of business and many of our students go on to study at university in business-related degrees.

Further information

Detailed information about Elliott Hudson College can be found on the college’s website


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: 21 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September