Find out how the world of business works, why it does what it does and why businesses are such an important part of the economy. This course will help you develop the skills that employers value and expect from prospective employees.
You will study different areas of business from marketing to finance with the aim of understanding both the theory of business and how that theory can be applied to real world examples.
This two-year course is an ideal stepping stone to an enterprising career.
What will you learn?
In your first year you will study the following topics:
• What is business?
• Managers, leadership and decision making
• Decision making to improve marketing performance
• Decision making to improve operational performance
• Decision making to improve financial performance
• Decision making to improve human resource management
The second year of the course incorporates the same six topics plus the following additional topics:
• Analysing the strategic position of a business
• Choosing strategic direction
• Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
• Managing strategic changes
The College will support you in finding a work placement so you get a taste of the business-related jobs that are available.
This A Level course is a 100% examination-based qualification and the final grade is determined as a result of taking three two-hour examinations at the end of the second year. The College will also support you to find a work placement so you get a taste of the business-related jobs that are available.
Who is the course aimed at?
This course is for you if you want a successful career in one of the many fields of business. It is an ideal stepping stone to further study at university in subjects such as business, marketing, finance or accounting.
You must have a minimum of five GCSE grades 9-4, including Maths and/or English, and a minimum GCSE average of 5.3. For this course, you should also have at least a grade 4 in English Language.
This course will provide you with the opportunity to take part in trips to businesses like the Amazon Fulfilment Centre in Doncaster, to learn how a business works first hand. You will also experience talks from visiting speakers and visit many universities to help you to understand the best career pathway for you.
You may, of course, use the course as a means of securing a Higher Education place on one of the very many business related degree courses available at university. It will also provide you with a good basis for starting a higher level apprenticeship or even entering the world of work once leaving college.
Students who complete a qualification in Business go on to a wide variety of jobs. These can include: Accountant, Marketing Executive, Entrepreneur, Economist, Manager or Teacher, to name a few.