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Business Studies A level at Leyton Sixth Form College

Course description

In this course you will learn about how to use business theory and concepts to explore and provide solutions to real business problems- and think of reasons as to why it might not work!

Course content

Across the 2 years, you will study:

  • What is a business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve marketing
  • Financial, operation and human resource performance.

Specifically on the A level, you will go on to study:

  • How to analysing the strategic position of a business
  • Choosing strategic direction
  • How to pursue strategies
  • Managing strategic change

Entry requirements

A ‘G’ Score of 34.

C/5 – English Language,

C/5 – Maths


Exam board: AQA

There are 2 examined papers on the AS, each worth 80 marks and lasting 90 minutes. There are 3 examined papers on the A level, each worth 100 marks and lasting 120 minutes.

Future opportunities

Business studies develops your ability to consider and analyse a business’s problems, and provide possible ways it can deal with them- while looking at the risks involved,  and provides a good insight into how to make business decisions. These abilities are highly valued by employers, and provide a springboard for further study on many degree programmes.

Further information

What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?

We have a growing programme of activities beyond the classroom – over the last few years, Business students have: Gone on Business trips to China, France and the USA, Attended a Business Entrepreneurs conference in London. Participated in leadership days at the National Maritime Museum. Attended revision conferences run by senior examiners, with talks from entrepreneurs, to improve exam skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Leyton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 January 2017
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