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Business Studies A Level

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BusA
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is ideal if you want to understand what it is like to run a business and how you can equip yourself with the tools you need to ensure a business succeeds. It is purely assessed by examination.  

You will learn how businesses work on an operational and strategic level. You will explore the four key functional areas.

In marketing, you will examine how a product is taken from concept to marketplace using marketing research and marketing techniques.

In finance, you will learn to use an income statement, balance sheet and ratios to support decision-making. You will study business operations and how human resources must be carefully managed. You will consider running a business in domestic, international and global markets.


You will study:

  • 1 What is business?
  • 2 Managers, leadership and decision making.
  • 3 Decision making to improve marketing performance.
  • 4 Decision making to improve operational performance.
  • 5 Decision making to improve financial performance.
  • 6 Decision making to improve human resource performance.
  • 7 Analysing the strategic position of a business.
  • 8 Choosing strategic direction.
  • 9 Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies.
  • 10 Managing strategic change.

How will it be delivered?

There are three written examinations at the end of the course. 

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs (Grades 9-4 including Grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics) 

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How does this course link to other subjects?  

This course fits well with a number of other subjects. It is often studied with courses such as Economics, Geography, English Language, Sport, Drama and Mathematics.

Skills Developed

  • Research
  • Independence
  • Analysis
  • Decision Making
  • Reasoning/ Argumentation
  • Interpersonal Skills  

Potential Career

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Finance



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