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A Level Business Studies at Kingston College

Course description

Business is probably the best subject in the world. You will study business in a variety of contexts (e.g. large/small, UK focused / global, Service / manufacturing) and explore and consider: the importance of the context of business in relation to decision making- the interrelated nature of business activities and how they affect competitiveness- the competitive environment and the market in which they operate- the influence on functional decisions and plans including ethical and environmental issues-the factors that might determine whether a decision is successful e.g. the quality of data and the degree of uncertainty-how technology is changing the way decisions are made and how business operate and compete- the impact of stakeholders of functional decisions and their response to such decisions. We will study rags to riches as well as hero to Zero firms.

Course content

A Level Business is a linear qualification with students taking the final examination after two years of study. Issues covered include business objectives and strategic decisions; understanding external influences facing businesses; marketing and marketing strategies; operational strategies; human resources; accounting and finance and the global business environment.

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Entry requirements

A Level entry criteria are a minimum of five GCSEs, at grades 9-5, all in academic subjects. These must include a minimum of a grade 5 in GCSE English and a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics. If students have taken GCSE Business they must have achieved a minimum of a grade 5. This qualification can only be studied alongside two other A Level subjects.

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Future opportunities

Many students go on to study Business courses at university.

Further information

Kingston Sixth has an excellent track record of being an established A Level provider. Over the years these courses have been an outstanding springboard from which thousands of students have built their futures and progressed to some of the best universities in the country. The College was graded Good by Ofsted in 2013 and 2016.

For more information please contact our Admissions Team on  020 8268 3073 or email

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingston College directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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