Course Details

Business is a dynamic subject. You will learn about the diverse nature of business enterprise and the interdependence of the various parts of the business world. You will explore business success and failure, investigate local, national and global business markets, and understand how businesses need to adapt and respond strategically to the changing environment in which they operate to survive and grow. This constant evolutionary process makes business a fascinating subject.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 9/A* to 4/C including Maths & English Language and a determination to work hard. You need to be confident with the use and manipulation of numbers and figures. You will also be required to complete a GCSE to A Level Transition Project prior to enrolment.

Career options

Study at Higher Education level or careers in Business, Marketing, Accountancy, Human Resources, Event Management, Project Management, Sales, Advertising, Project Management, Business Analysis and many others.

A Level Business

Five highlights

  • 1 Exciting student-centred lessons with up-to-date and relevant examples.
  • 2 Very high expectations to support students to maximise their potential.
  • 3 Develop a highly invigorating learning environment for all.
  • 4 All teachers have recent industry experience to bring the lessons alive!
  • 5 Helpful and approachable staff who are passionate about success.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • Edexcel A Level in Business


Your course will cost

We don't currently have information on the fees for your course. Please contact us for more information.
Are you under 19 on the 31st August this year?
Are you in receipt of JSA or ESA Work Related Activity Group, or are you in receipt of a State Benefit and currently unemployed and seeking employment?
Are you getting a SFE loan for this course?
Course code Location Course length Start date
BUS680CD1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

The syllabus is split into four theme areas and includes a pre-released research task. In Theme 1 and Theme 2 you will learn about how businesses work. You will be introduced to the marketing and people functions before investigating entrepreneurs and business start-ups. You will also explore how business finance and operations work, and understand the impact of external influences. Theme 3 and Theme 4 move from functions to strategy. You will explore influences on business strategy and decision-making, and understand how businesses mitigate risk and uncertainty. You will also explore global businesses and the opportunities and issues facing businesses in today’s global world.

How will I be taught?

The subject is delivered over 2 sessions per week, one AM and one PM. You will experience a variety of teaching and learning methods such as group work, presentations, teacher led exposition, research projects, film, televisual and print based media. Watching the news and following businesses is key to success. You should have a real interest in the world around you and bring news stories and current issues to class each week to apply to your studies. A Level Business uses a system of Flipped

How will I be assessed?

This is a two-year linear A Level where you are examined on the whole syllabus at the end of the second year. Paper 1 covers themes 1 & 4, paper 2 covers themes 2 & 3 and paper 3 is based on a pre-released research context covering themes 1-4. To prepare you for external exams, you will carry out a programme of weekly tests, exam style assessments and Formal Progress Points where you will monitor your attendance, how hard you are working and your academic progress. All Year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

Ready to get going? Your journey starts here...


Apply Now