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Business A Level at Sunderland College

Course description

This course is ideal if you have an interest in finding out how businesses are set up and how they function. If you are keen to develop problem solving and critical analysis skills by investigating different business organisations and study an area that will be relevant to you in the future, then this course is perfect for you. It can help you progress onto higher education, gain employment or even to start your own business.

Course content

  • The key units you’’ll cover on this course are:

Year 1:

  • An Introduction to Business
  • Business Functions including:
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resources.

A2 Year 2:

  • Strategic Management
  • People in Organisations including:
  • Business communication
  • Employee relations

Entry requirements

You will need five GCSEs at grade C or above which should include a grade B or above in English or Maths.


As well as in-depth academic knowledge, your lecturers have practical industry experience and are on hand to help you, not only during lessons, but with regular feedback and support. Your course will give you the opportunity to study real-life organisations as well as academic theory. Formal assessment is through exams in May/June with regular on-going assessment of assignments and essays throughout the year.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the qualification you can progress onto Higher Education, studying as an undergraduate with the College or at university. Previous students have gone on to study Business Management, International Business, Marketing, Accounting and Law. You could also go straight in to work in a role in human resources, marketing or finance.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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