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Business A level at Wilberforce College

Course description

This is an academic course which will help you learn about the world of business. You will find out how it works, why it does what it does and why businesses are such an important part of the economy. Most importantly, the course will help develop the skills which employers value and expect from prospective workers of the future. You will study different areas of business from marketing to finance with the aim of understanding both the theory of business and how that theory can be applied to real world examples. This two year course is an ideal stepping stone to either a job in business or perhaps further study in a business related field at university such as marketing, finance or accounting.

Course content

Year One Units:

You will study the following topics:

  • What is business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve marketing performance
  • Decision making to improve operational performance
  • Decision making to improve financial performance
  • Decision making to improve human resource management

Year Two Units:

The second year of the course incorporates the same six topics plus the following additional topics:

  • Analysing the strategic position of a business
  • Choosing strategic direction
  • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
  • Managing strategic changes

Entry requirements

Five A* - C grades at GCSE including GCSE English Language at grade C.

If you are interested in joining the College we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you to choose courses that best suit your ambitions and achievements.

All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication, September 2015, however, the College may need to make some changes by September 2016 in the light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College's control.


This linear A Level course is a 100% examination based qualification with no coursework to complete. The final grade is determined as a result of taking three two hour examinations at the end of the second year. These examinations cover all the content that you have covered over the two years of study. The examinations themselves are a mixture of multiple choice, data response and essay type questions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wilberforce College directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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