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Business Studies AS/A Level at Kennet School

Course description

Business is about the world in which we live. Business affects all our daily lives, be it as a consumer, a taxpayer, a local resident or through employment. Business provides a strong grounding in all aspects of the running of business, the world of work, introductory economics and how businesses interact with people, organisations and society. It helps you prepare for life, be it by helping gain access to university, employment or in the general development of an awareness of the world in which we live and work.

Course content

We cover all aspects of business activity; operations/production, sales/marketing, human resources and finance. We also consider long term business planning, economics and the external factors that interact with business such as competition, government, law, the economy and the European Union.

Entry requirements

The course requires 5 A*-C GCSEs, preferably including a grade 5 in both Mathematics and English.


Over two years we cover three units, all assessed exams. The third exam is based on a pre-release case study. This means answers must be applied to a company on which background information is provided within the exam paper.

Future opportunities

Our students have gained university places and superb employment positions. Clearly an A level in Business leads to many possible job opportunities and is applicable to an exceptionally wide range of areas of work from marketing to management to accounting to sport and leisure to just about anything.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 Years