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Business - A level at City College

Course description

In this extremely relevant course you will learn about starting a business and managing a large, multinational organisation. It is an exciting course, which will give you an insight into the world of business and current affairs. The course will provide you with relevant, real-world business skills through talking to real entrepreneurs and a variety of business visits.


Course content

Topics covered include:

  • Business strategy
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership & Management
  • Entrepreneurship


Year 1

During year 1 you will study the role and purpose of business and management and leadership. You will then study decision making to improve marketing, operational, financial and human resource performance.

Year 2

In year 2 the focus is on strategic decision making, how businesses plan for the future including changes in direction, size and organisational control.

Entry requirements

There is no requirement to have studied business before, but you will need five GCSE’s at A*to C including maths and English. 


How is the course assessed?

All assessment is carried out through three external examinations. There is NO coursework

3 x 2 hour exams—100%




Financial information

The course is open to anyone who is aged 16-18 on the 31st August,  in the year that the course starts

Future opportunities

This qualification supports progression into further and higher education, training or employment in a wide variety of disciplines.

From Junior Management roles to Managing Directors there is no limit for students of Business.

Students of this course often progress to university and apprenticeships in Business related disciplines.


Further information

To find out more information please contact City College, on 01782 853535 or at

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 May 2018
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    • City College’s motto is ‘Be amongst the best. Stand out from the rest.’ We aim to raise aspirations, expectations and achievement for all our students in a happy, caring and successful learning environment.

      At City College, we believe that we have a course to suit every student, whether they want to pursue a traditional A level programme with our fantastic staff, or venture into the world of work with our Pre-Apprenticeship Learning route. Our mission is to develop highly qualified and skilled young adults who achieve to the best of their ability, who are active citizens and who are fully committed to supporting both their local and the global community.

      We look forward to meeting you and seeing you flourish!