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Business A Level at Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend

Course description

Essential skills:

Sound communication skills, with an ability to write in paragraphs and to evaluate Quantitative – you should have confidence in using basic numeracy such as calculating percentages, and an ability to draw and interpret graphs. Note that 20% of the assessment is quantitative.

Course content

Theme 1: Marketing and People

Theme 2: Managing business activities

Theme 3: Business decisions and strategy

Theme 4: Global business


Entry requirements

Grade 6 in Economics GCSE (if studied at GCSE).

Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics and Grade 5 in English Language


Note that 20% of the assessment is quantitative.


Future opportunities

University requirements

Typical offers:

Warwick – Business Management – AAA

LSE – Finance – A*AA

Birmingham City – Business Management - AAB

You could go on to do a degree in: Business and Media; Marketing; Accountancy; Management; Public Relations; Events Management; Law (with other relevant A levels); Computing with Business; Hotel Management; Human Resource Management; Data Analysis (with Maths AL); Languages and Business

Career Options: Administration Assistant; Civil Servant; Accountant; Legal Secretary; Risk Advisor; Banking; Human Resources; Events Management; Retailing; Marketing; Customer Services; Insurance Broker

Further information

Whatever you choose to do in the future, you’ll find that the topics learnt in this course will help you. For example, you’ll probably work with lots of different people, so knowledge of motivational theory will help you to work well with others and help them achieve their potential. You might have ambitious plans to start your own business. If that’s the case, you’ll find the marketing and finance topics particularly useful.

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 October 2018
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