A Level Business

Exam Board
AQA

Overview
The ever changing climate of the business world is fascinating. The impact of the external environment on organisations, and how they react, illustrates how successful managers/CEOs can be.  The influence of finance on business organisations and how money is managed makes the business world a very competitive place. By studying business students could end up being part of a global company helping to provide the best possible service to clients using problem solving, communication and team working skills.

Why Choose This?
Whether prospective students see themselves as entrepreneurs, someone who wants to work for one of the world’s largest organisations as a CEO, or just an individual who would like to know more about the world of business, then this course could be perfect! Staff have years of experience running their own businesses, working for large organisations and in teaching.

Areas of Study & Assessment
Four themes examined through three examinations:
Marketing and people; Managing business activities; Business decisions and strategy; Global business

Examinations
Marketing, people and global businesses; Business activities, decisions and strategy; Investigating business in a competitive environment

What Our Students Say
Studying business at A level was a very important step in my journey as a young professional. At first, I wasn’t sure of my hopes and aspirations but learning business at Lordswood Sixth Form Centre helped me to develop a goal of becoming successful in the business industry. Business is a part of everyday life so I found it very interesting looking into why businesses make certain decisions to react to changes. In my first year I was able to focus on the four main functional areas in business: finance, marketing, operations and human resources. All were very engaging, as I gained an insight into how very different businesses operate to achieve their corporate objectives and fulfil their mission statement. I especially enjoyed the finance topic, as I was able to develop my maths skills to work out profit margins, break even etc. In my second year we looked at a changing environment and how major components like the economy and competition impact a business’ strategy. Overall the course was very enjoyable, with the excellent support from staff helping me to gain a place at Manchester Metropolitan University to study business management.