Why Choose Business Studies A-Level?

Business Studies is an exciting, dynamic and ever changing subject. It is relevant to everyone whether you are running your own business empire or a consumer wishing to know your rights. Any student who has an interest in current affairs and the world of work should find the course enjoyable and satisfying.

Resources and Facilities

We offer a range of excellent facilities and high-quality teaching to anyone interested in Business Studies. These facilities include: two modern computing rooms with Internet access, course workbook, on-line resources and an extensive range of materials available in the Learning Resources Centre.

Teaching and Learning Styles

A variety of activities will be used with an emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge and developing business skills. These include:

  • Analysis and evaluation - a critical understanding is essential, requiring you to assess information from a variety of sources and then make a judgement about it.
  • Creative skills - problem solving is important as you look for solutions and propose strategies.
  • Numeracy skills - these are particularly important.


The A Level is assessed by external exams.

Business profile student

Rachel Wakefield

Business Studies - Bishop Perowne CE College
I chose to study Business Studies at A Level to expand my knowledge further in the subject, having also studied it at GCSE. Applying theory to current affairs and analyzing the success of existing businesses, this in combination with A Level English Literature & Language and Sociology, has built the perfect foundation for my degree. Aiding my ability in essay writing, analysis and application, these are all skills which I have improved upon because of studying Business Studies at A Level. I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of the subject and it has helped me to develop a concrete understanding which will be fundamental for my chosen career path in human resources. The opportunity to undertake an EPQ relating to business culture has also helped me gain a wider knowledge outside of the curriculum. After College, I am going to study Business Management with a year in industry at at a Russell Group university.

Extra-Curricular Activities

In the past a number of trips have been organised, for example to companies such as Cadbury World, Bristol Zoo and Alton Towers, revision conferences and overnight trips to Rome and London. We have also successfully competed in a number of local and national business competitions.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of the Business Studies A Level has seen students progress to a wide variety of destinations including Higher Education, particularly business-related courses or those combined with subjects such as IT or a language. Alternatively there are many opportunities in employment, often with additional training.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
Business Studies44Interest in current affairs. Confidence with figures.Yr 1: optional trip £20-25 Yr 2: optional trip £20-25

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