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Business Studies A level at City and Islington College

Course description

Interested in knowing how business works, how to start your own business, and common problems and solutions that arise in the world of enterprise? This in-depth two-year course will extend your knowledge and allow you to progress to study in more depth at a higher level.

Course content

This course teaches you how to consider issues and problems arising in businesses, from a variety of different perspectives. The aspects you will study include the challenges involved in starting a business, how firms organise the production of goods and services, how businesses engage in financial planning and decision-making and the ways in which firms market their products, influence sales and compete effectively.

Entry requirements

  • You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results.
  • In addition, you must achieve at least a grade B and a grade C in at least two written subjects eg History, Geography, Humanities, English Literature, Business, Religious Studies full course, English Language. Because of the mathematical content of the course we would prefer you to have achieved a grade B or above in Maths.

International students:

  • Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
  • IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.


20 per cent of the content is Maths-based and you will be assessed by exams at the end of the second year.

Future opportunities

Taken as one of three A Levels, this course will allow you to progress to university or other Higher Level education. Taken with Maths, it will allow you to specialise in business either at a Higher Level or in work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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    • We are a specialist A Level Sixth Form College in the heart of Angel, Islington, with over 25 years of proven success and an outstanding record of achievement. Last year our overall A Level pass rate was 99%, 70% of students achieved grades from A*-C and 31 A Level subjects boasted a 100% pass rate.

      What we offer

      We specialise in preparing you for higher education and have an extensive range of subjects on offer, many of which are not offered elsewhere in London. Our teachers are A Level specialists, many are examiners and some have PHDs. The College offers superb facilities specially designed for A Level teaching.