A-level Business


The contribution that businesses make to the UK economy is significant. Find out how they develop new ideas and innovate to become successful. Whether you dream of running your own business one day, or want to learn about the complexities of the business world, you will find this course interesting.

Course type


Course length

A-level: two years

Required qualifications

Five or more A*-C grades at  GCSE, including English  Language (grade 9-5).

What will I study?

The AS-level course will focus on:

  • planning and financing a business
  • managing a business
  • strategies for success
  • sales and marketing
  • the business environment and managing change
  • research theme (renewed each year).

On the course you will:

  • research and examine case studies of real businesses
  • enhance your ability to work with numbers
  • develop your communication, analytical and evaluative skills.

Method of assessment

You will be assessed at the end of your second year.

What will I be able to progress to?

This subject will prepare you to study business and related subjects, such as finance, marketing or economics, at university or with a professional body such as ACA, CIMA, CIM or CIPD or you may want to become an entrepreneur and start your own business, using all the skills that you have learnt.

Other information

We discourage students from combining business and economics (because of their overlap).