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A Level Business Studies at Boston Spa Academy

Course description

Business Studies A Level will prepare any student for the world of work and enterprise, and is an excellent basis for a career or a university degree course in Business, Finance, Economics or the Social Sciences. A career in Business is not just about doing deals and making money; it is in fact one of the most varied, demanding and creative of all careers. You need sophisticated social skills to understand and motivate your workforce, creativity to attract customers, and commitment to raise your start up finance and fend off your competition. If you feel that these skills are important in most careers then this could be the ideal course for you, “and the future you don’t yet know”

In Year 12 two units will be studied covering Marketing and people and Managing Business Activities. In Year 13 a further two units are covered looking at Business decisions and strategy and Global Business, some lseeons ue Year 13 will also be dedicated to looking at a specific industry, which students will research in preparation for the Investigating Business in a Competitive environment exam.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's grade 5 including English grade 4/5 and Maths grade 4/5


The A level qualification is assesse through 3 exams; each is 2 hours in length.

Paper 1; Marketing people and global business (35%) - covering unit 1 from year 12 and unit 4 from year 13

Paper 2; Business activities, decisions and strategy (35%) - covering unit 2 from year 12 and unit 3 from year 13

Paper 3; Investigating businesses in a competitive environment (30%) - covering all 4 units

Financial information

You will not be required to buy any equipment for this course

Future opportunities

Business has for many years been one of the most popular degree subjects and the majority of students completing the course continue their studies at university often in combination with another subject or with a particular emphasis. The world of Business is so varied that you could progress onto Marketing, Human Resource Management, Events Management, Administration, Public Relations, Leisure and Tourism, Finance, Accountancy, Corporate Law etc. Popular joint degrees have included Business with: Languages, Law, American or European studies, Media, Design and Journalism.

Further information

For further information contact the Sixth Form 01937 846612.

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: 10 January 2018
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