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Business Studies A Level at The Hayfield School

Course description

Business Studies is finding out how to set up and run a new business, how big businesses operate and how businesses are affected by external factors such as government and the state of the economy.

This course is relevant to all students – whether you aspire to set up and run your own business at some point in the future or work, in a managerial capacity, within an organisation – this course will provide relevant knowledge and skills.


Course content

The course is divided into 10 key topics taught over 2 years to achieve an A-Level qualification

The 10 topics cover all aspects of business behaviour.

  • Topic 1 What is a business? Includes business objectives and different types of business ownership.
  • Other units provide an in-depth analysis of the role of finance, human resources, marketing and operations within a business.
  • There are also units covering business strategy and decision making.

The course will give you a very thorough grounding into business and management covering relevant modern theories relating to business behaviour.

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in Business Studies if taken at GCSE

(N.B. a GCSE in this subject is not a requirement for entry to A level).

Grades C or above in English and Mathematics


The A-Level course is examined at the end of year 2 with three 2 hour papers.

These include multiple choice, data response, case study and essay questions.

There may be an opportunity to sit an AS exam at the end of Year 12.

Future opportunities

An A Level in Business Studies is a highly valuable, flexible and sought after qualification.

Obviously it is extremely useful for students seeking employment end on to A Level studies, but it is also a valuable qualification for those applying for higher education courses particularly in business, finance, marketing and human resource related courses.

The skills developed during the A Level course provide a solid base for a very wide range of degree courses.

Note also that business related degree courses provide among the highest earnings premiums (additional lifetime earnings compared to non-degree) of all degree subjects

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 June 2016
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