Business A Level

Type of qualification – A Level
Exam Board – Edexcel A

Course Description

You will explore the challenges and issues of starting up and running a successful business, the objectives that businesses have and the reasons why some of them fail. You will also study the common business functions of marketing, finance, operations and human resources (people management) in the context of both small business start-ups and large plcs such as Tesco and BP.

The course will give you a solid grounding in understanding how businesses operate and the constraints and contexts within which they do so. You will gain valuable knowledge of the business world in which you will inevitably work.

What next?

Business and management related degree courses or higher level apprenticeships including accountancy, marketing, public relations and event management. Business A Level provides a good foundation for any career in any industry.


Marketing of People

Global Business

Managing Business Activities

Business Decisions & Strategy


Examination 100%

Additional Activities

Various trips including visits to large businesses such as Honda, Cadbury’s and Coca-Cola.

Visiting speakers on a range of topics such as business start-up finance and being an entrepreneur.

University and apprenticeship visiting speakers.

Student Financial Contribution: None

Entry Requirements

Þ Minimum 5 GCSES at grade 4 or above

Þ At least grade 5 in GCSE English and GCSE Maths

What Our Students Think

“I always feel like I have achieved something by the end of the lesson.”

Mitch, previously Test Valley School