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AS/A-Level Business at Leeds City College

Course description

Business Studies is about understanding how businesses start up and how they evolve through successful decisions and adapting to a changing business world. You will study topics including business objectives and strategy, entrepreneurship, globabl business, marketing, finance, human resources and operations management.


Course content

You will study topics including:

  • objectives and strategy
  • entrepreneurship and global business
  • marketing
  • finance
  • human resources
  • operations management. 

You will be introduced to business operations and look in depth at the various functional areas needed for a business to succeed.  You will look at how and why a business is set up and how external variables influence success.  Theory will be related to real llife and case study scenarios.


Entry requirements

The general requirements for direct entry to our 2 year A-Level programmes are 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at grade A*-C or equivalent, plus 2 additional GCSEs or BTECs at grade A*-C or the equivalent.

For students applying with new 1-9 grade tier GCSE qualifications in Maths or English, we will consider a grade 4 as equivalent to grade C in terms of our general entry requirements for September 2017 entry. However please be aware that specific subjects may require grade 5 or above in GCSE English or Maths.

Applicants with 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and Maths, but without the 2 additional A*-C equivalent qualifications may be considered, dependent on individual circumstances, at the discretion of the Deputy Head or Head of A-Levels.

Students with a GCSE average score of below 5.7 (mostly Cs at GCSE) will follow the 3 A-Level programme, whilst students with a GCSE average score of 5.7 (mostly B and above at GCSE) or above are encouraged to study 4 A-Level subjects. Our expert staff will help you to work out your expected average GCSE score for guidance.

In addition to our general entry criteria, some subjects have their own additional criteria.

There are no additional entry requirements for this subject.


There will be an increased push towards exams as the preferred form of assessment. Coursework content in some subjects will be reduced or removed. The course may involve a mix of assignments and examinations.

Future opportunities

Many students may go on from this course to study business-related degrees, such as Business Management, Events Management, Business and Finance, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Events Management and Enterprise.

However this course can also provide a useful foundation to pursuing business-related careers and interests, including entrepreneurship and setting up your own business.

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: 07 November 2017
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