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A Level Business Studies at Seaford Head School and 6th form centre

Course description

The course is designed to lead students towards employment or higher education.

Employment opportunities include : Marketing, Event Management, Ecommerce, Finance and Recruitment.

Degree opportunities include: Business, Marketing, Retail Management, Public Releations and Finance.

Exam Board - Edexcel           




Course content

This course enables students to engage with, explore and understand business behaviour and develop a critical understanding of what business is and does. It offers students an insight into the world in which they will eventually be working.

Key facts about this course:

The A Level Business course includes the following topics:

· What is business?, Managers, leadership and decision making

· Decision making to improve marketing performance

· Decision making to improve operational performance

· Decision making to improve financial performance,

· Decision making to improve human resource performance,

· Analysing the strategic position of a business, choosing strategic direction, strategic methods: how to pursue  strategies, managing strategic change.



Entry requirements

B Grade in GCSE Mathematics.                     

Grade 5 in Mathematics and English Language GCSE and a minimum of three other subjects at grade 4 or above.

It is not essential for students to have previously studied a business related course at GCSE level. However, it is important that students have strong numerical abilities as A-Level Business assesses quantitative skills, making up a minimum of 10% of the overall marks.  The skills tested include ratios, averages, fractions,  percentages and calculation of profit and loss.

Potential students will have :

an interest in how businesses function,

an interest in how businesses influence groups in society,

an interest in what influences and affects businesses,

the ability to take part in discussion and use examples to help emphasis issues and

the ability to organise work and meet deadlines.



A-level Business is assessed by three, two-hour written exams at the end of the course:

Paper 1: Multiple-choice questions, short answers and two essays.

Paper 2: Three compulsory data response questions.

Paper 3: One compulsory case study consisting of six questions.


Financial information

No enrolment fee.

Resource fees may apply.

Future opportunities

The course is designed to lead students towards employment or higher education.             

Employment opportunities include:

Marketing, Event Management, Ecommerce, Finance and Recruitment and degree opportunities include: Business, Marketing, Retail Management, Public Relations and Finance.

Degree Opportunities:

Include: degreeBusiness, Marketing, Retail Management, Public Relations 

Further information

Alice Chapman –S6H student

“No matter what career you will go into, Business is a useful thing to study. It’s well respected by both employers and universities and complements my other A Levels well”.

Josh Sutcliffe—S6H student

“What an excellent subject! It’s real life so everything is relevant plus there’s a variety of different topics to keep you interested. It’s my favourite subject I am taking at A Level and would highly recommend i

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: 18 September 2018
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