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Business AS/A Level at Sheldon School

Course description

The qualification is built around an enterprise theme to enable students to think of a new business idea and how they might research and develop it. Students will think about how their learning applies to their own business idea. The course covers key activities which students may be involved in if they were to set up and/or manage a business whether small, medium-sized or large. It also introduces students to some basic management tools and models.

Course content

The course covers four themes

  • Marketing and development
  • Managing business activities
  • Business decisions and strategy
  • Global business

Entry requirements

Students need to have met the general Sixth Form entry requirements, including a C grade or better in GCSE English Language.


Paper 1: Marketing, people and global businesses

Paper 2: Business activities, decisions and strategy

Paper 3: Investigating business in a competitive enviroment

Future opportunities

Universities regard A level Business Studies as a good A level in terms of entry to degree courses. Many of our A level Business students go on to study degrees in subjects such as Economics, Law, Accounting, Marketing, Leisure and Recreation, Politics and Business Studies itself. Employers also view A level Business Studies favourably because of the way it develops certain study skills, such as problem-solving. Business Studies students find employment in a whole range of industries and professions.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years