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Business Studies at Outwood Grange Academy

Course description

A Level Business Studies provides students with the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Course content

What will I learn at A Level?

Initially you will develop an understanding of management decision making within the following key business areas at local, national and global level:

Marketing, Finance, Operations and Human Resource Management. 

This will then progress to investigation strategic decisions facing businesses, with a focus on influences, feasibility and risks of strategic decision making.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements.  Students are not required to have studied GCSE Business Studies, but a Level 5 or above in English and Mathematics would be beneficial to learners as you will be expected to answer data response style questions and undertake financial calculations.


How will I be assessed at A Level?

100% examinations: 3 papers of equal weighting and duration:

  • Paper 1:  2 hours, 33.3%, 100 marks
  • Paper 2:  2 hours, 33.3%, 100 marks
  • Paper 3:  2 hours, 33.3%, 100 marks

Future opportunities

A Level Business Studies is highly regarded by universities and industry.  There is a number of Business and Economics related degrees that would be the natural progression from this A Level, but it is also an asset for other degrees, such as Law, Accountancy and Social Sciences.  Studying A level Business also equips students with the necessary skills needed for careers in Business, Management, Retail and Finance.

Further information

What skills will I develop?

Studying A Level Business equips students with the necessary skills needed for careers in Business, Management, Retail and Finance.  You will present arguments, justify decisions, solve problems and conduct research.

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: 25 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Year
  • Number of planned places: 30