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Business Studies A level at Valentines High School

Course description

Year 12 and 13 outline

The subject content can be broken down into 10 areas.

  1. What is business?
  2. Managers, leadership and decision making.
  3. Decision making to improve marketing performance.
  4. Decision making to improve operational performance.
  5. Decision making to improve financial performance.
  6. Decision making to improve human resource performance.
  7. Analysing the strategic position of a business.
  8. Choosing strategic direction.
  9. Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies.
  10. Managing strategic change.

1st year of the A Level = Content 1-6

2nd year of A Level = Content 7-10

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B in Business Studies if taken and grade B English language.


The A Level examination consists of three written papers. These exam papers are worth 33% of the final A Level grade. These papers have a mix of question styles, including multiple-choice questions, questions based on data, and case studies. All three exams are 2 hours in length.

Future opportunities

In the past many of our students have pursued university courses in business related topics following their A Levels. Following success at university many have then gone off to careers in areas such as accountancy, banking, business/retail management, ICT, human resources management and marketing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years