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A-Levels - A Level Business at Wakefield College

Course description

A Level Business is usful for a range of careers, as it is a subject which covers a wide variety of topics, including marketing and finance. It also gives you the opportunity to start using skills within the classroom straight into the working world be it a part-time job or your own business.

Course content

What you will study

You'll develop a range of skills covering the following subject areas:

Marketing and people Including the following:
Meeting customer needs
The market
Marketing mix and strategy
Managing people
Entrepreneurs and leaders
Managing business activities including:
Raising finance
Financial planning
Managing finance
Resource management
External influences
Business decisions and strategy including:
Business objectives and strategy
Business growth
Decision-making techniques
Influences on business decisions
Assessing competitiveness
Managing change
Global business including:
Global markets and business expansion
Global marketing
Global industries and companies (multinational corporations).

How you will learn

The learning process will be varied, ranging from lecturers, through student-centred activities,  individual and group work.  You'll also be expected to conduct at least four hours of reading and independent study outside of lessons and complete regular homework tasks.


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at 9-4 or A* to C, including English and Maths at grade 5.



Assessment is by external examination. To achieve the full A Level in Business  you will need to complete three externally assessed exams at the end of the second year. Progression is carefully monitored through combined student/teacher assessment, homework assignments and examination practice.



Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Future opportunities

Further Study

The majority of students progress to university degrees in a wide range of subjects such as Business Studies, Business Management, or a combined degree with Marketing or Economics.

Career Opportunities

Business will open your eyes to a wide range of job opportunities ranging from finance to marketing to management, whether you undertake a course at university or go straight into the work environment.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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: 02 April 2019
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    • Wakefield College Crofton Academy (Postcode WF4 1NF)


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