Course Details

  • Do you see yourself as the next Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson or Mark Zuckerberg? Would you like nothing more than to grow a business from conception to a multi-million turnover? Have you got what it takes to succeed in the fast-paced, ever-changing business world? An A-Level in Business Studies could help you find out.

    You’ll be introduced to this dynamic subject with a look at the key aspects of decision making in business, covering departments like marketing, operations management, human resources, and accounts and finance. You’ll explore manager types and leadership styles, and understand how these impact upon decisions made and strategies implemented.

    Throughout the AS and A-Level, you’ll constantly be analysing and evaluating business performance in the real world, identifying opportunities for strategic change and potential methods to improve success! You’ll even take a closer look at some of the ethical issues affecting the business world, such as employee working conditions and tax payments.

  • To enrol on this A-Level course, you’ll need to have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including both Maths and English Language. A GCSE in Business Studies is helpful but it isn’t essential, although you should definitely be enthusiastic about business and current affairs. Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSES in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements. School Leaver Entry Requirements

  • There is no coursework for this A-Level. 100% of your mark will be based on exams, with three papers sat at the end of the second year, which include multiple choice questions, case study questions, essay questions and questions based on data provided.

  • With this qualification, you’ll be able to apply for a university-level degree of your choice, with a huge number of courses related to Business Studies. These include Business Economics, Management, Marketing, Business Law and Business and Computing.

    You’ll then be on the path to a successful career in the business sector, with a number of roles and opportunities to choose from, covering areas as diverse as investment banking, operations management, marketing, and financial journalism!

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  • A-Level courses like this one are completely free for anyone aged 16-18 and progressing from school.

    If you don’t fall into this category, there may be tuition fees to pay. But don’t worry, there is plenty of financial support available to help you afford college. We’ve put together all the different funding opportunities that you might be eligible for, ranging from grants and bursaries to dedicated loans for education.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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