A-Level Business Studies

Why Business Studies?

Fancy yourself at the head of a successful business? Got some great ideas for products or services? Or maybe you want to work for a large company by working in marketing or management. No matter what your vision for Business Studies, this A-level course gives you a great start. All the key topics of starting and running a business are covered at A Level. We also look at expanding businesses and developing business strategy. 

What can I expect? 

At A Level, the AQA specification introduces you to a range of topics including: What is Business?; Managers, Leadership and decision making; Marketing; Operations; Finance and Human Resource Management. The specification considers strategies for larger businesses and how managers might measure the performance of the business, including the management of strategic change. 

What do I need?

It is preferable that students should achieve a Grade 4 in at least one of either English or Maths.

What about the future?

Industries as diverse as chemicals, utilities, fashion, health, grocery and construction all require functional managers with a clear understanding of systems, efficiency and operational issues. Opportunities exist in management and analysis roles with employers in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

“If you don’t do it excellently, then don’t do it at all. Because if it’s not excellent, it won’t be profitable or fun, and if you’re not in business for profit or fun, what the hell are you doing there?”

Robert Townsend