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Business A Level at Thomas Rotherham College (TRC)

Course description

Business focuses on the key functions of any business regardless of size and ownership: Marketing, Finance, People and Operations Management. You will also study the wider business and economic environment, analysing how this impacts on business decisions and the strategies companies develop as a consequence.


Course content

You will study a range of issues that cover the everyday activities of businesses such as marketing, finance, production, managing people, operations and business strategy.
You will study techniques to help a business formulate a strategy and examine what may influence the success of that strategy.
You will also study lots of topical business issues current news items.

Day visits such as production plant or Cadbury World.  These are very helpful but not compulsory.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 English Language.  Grade 4 Maths.


Examination only.


Financial information

No more than £20 per trip.

Future opportunities

Routes into Apprenticeships, Higher Education and / or Professional Careers include:

Accountant, Financial Services, Marketing, Local Government.

Students have gone on to careers in / as:

Business Analyst, Project Manager, Risk Manager, Human Resource Manager.

Further information

To find out more about this course, visit one of our Open Evenings, contact us, or ask your school/college careers staff.

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: 20 December 2018
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    • The College is situated on Moorgate in Rotherham, about a 15 minute walk from the centre of Rotherham.  Buses leave the central Rotherham Interchange every 10 minutes and the journey takes approx. 5 minutes. 

      We also run dedicated bus services to ease your journey to and from College.  See for details and route information. 

      The College also has on-site permit parking for students, with priority given to students with the greatest distance to travel.