A level Business

A level Business

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A level Business

Business Studies is about understanding how businesses are set up and how to make successful decisions in a changing business world. 

Duration 2 years
Study mode Full time
Start date 02/09/2019
Campus Leeds Sixth Form, Park Lane Campus
Course code 15297-01

What you learn

You will study topics including:

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


Benefits / Skills you will develop

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 life and case study scenarios.

How you will be assessed

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.


Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course will be delivered in dedicated and well equipped teaching rooms at Leeds Sixth Form, Park Lane Campus.  Within our dedicated 'Sixth Form' area, students also have access to a permanently staffed 'Independent Learning Zone' where comfortable seating and a suite of 60 chrome-books are provided to facilitate independent study.

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

What's next

Many students may go on from this course to study business-related degrees, such as Business 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.

Campus Locations

Park Lane Campus

Park Lane
West Yorkshire
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite