Students will study five units to include:
• The business environment – This will give students an understanding of the wider external contexts in which businesses operate and of internal business functions and their interdependencies. The unit will allow them to appreciate how legal, financial,
ethical and resource constraints can affect business behaviour and the influence that different stakeholders can have and how businesses must respond.
• Working in business will provide students with an understanding of the type of critical skills needed when working in business, such as organisation, prioritisation and effective communication. The unit will allow them to learn how to use different business
documents and about organisational protocols that most businesses would expect employees to follow.
• Customers and communication- Customers and communication, will allow students to appreciate how vital customers are to the success of a business. It will give them an understanding of how important it is for businesses to know their customers and what
influences customer behaviour.
Students who wish to study GCE Advanced level courses are required to have passed at least five GCSE or equivalent level two courses at grades 5-9 including a minimum of grade 5 in the subjects they wish to study. Most students
attempting A level courses will have more than this minimum. In subjects not taught at GCSE a 5 in a related subject is required (for example, a 5/6 in English would enable a student to study Politics).