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Business A level at The Corsham School

Course description

This is a Linear based A Level which allows students to study business concepts and theories and apply them to business situation. The assessment is through 3 external examinations.  This Linear based A Level will allow students to gain knowledge and understanding of how businesses operate in the current global environment.  There will also be a focus on business decision making and developing appropriate strategies.

Course content

Have you ever wondered:

- Why there are so many different mobile phone tariffs?

- Why T-Mobile and Orange merged to create EE?

- Why Coca-Cola is the biggest selling soft drink in history?

- Why are McDonalds, the home of the hamburger and high fat foods, now selling salads?

A Level Business Studies helps to answer these questions through considering real-life businesses and the way in which accepted business theory relates to their operation. By studying the theory and applying it to the real world you will be able to better understand how decisions are made and can then make informed judgements administration and law. You will be encouraged to use these elements in a complementary way to recognise, define, analyse and evaluate problems in the world of business.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in English and Mathematics


3 external examinations (1 based on pre-seen material) at the end of 2 years

Future opportunities

Business A Level is a good foundation for both higher education and employment. This course helps develop research, application and evaluative skills which are desired by potential universities and employers.  The qualification will help with a career in a number of the service industries such as financial, retail, hospitality as well as the public sector. It will also help for entry to numerous business related degree courses. Many work with placements to help get established in the large private sector corporations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Corsham School directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017

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