It offers an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue careers in management, marketing, project management, business accounting, management consultancy, human resources and business journalism, as well as those interested in continuing on to further study.

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On this course you will study business in a variety of contexts, e.g. large, small, UK focused, global, service and manufacturing. You will look at how businesses make decisions, the competitive environment, external influences such as ethical and environmental decisions, how technology is changing the way businesses operate and how statistical data and figures help businesses make decisions.
You will learn about financial performance, human resources, leadership, marketing, operations, and managing strategic change.

If you enjoy using figures and statistics, looking at the bigger picture and the business world in a more analytical sense and evaluating the impact business theories can have on the business environment, then this course is for you. Students who enjoy problem solving and expressing their views through debating should consider this Business course as an option of study. 
You can follow a link here to the specification for AQA Business

What can a Business A-Level lead to?

Students go on to university to study courses as diverse as Accountancy, Law, Business, Marketing, Human Resources, Event Planning, Management as well as joint courses combining Business with, for example, a language.

Students also use the Business course to lead into Apprenticeships and career opportunities in areas such as; retail, customer service, banking, sales, marketing, administration and becoming an entrepreneur. Business can be applied to any career choice as it studies the working world.

What Other Subjects Does Business Complement?

You can combine Business Studies with a range of A-level subjects; Law, Psychology and Politics. You are advised not to take it along with Economics due to the overlap of the course content and with the majority of universities only accepting one or the other.

How Will I Be Assessed?

There is no coursework and all assessment is in the form of written exams. All three exams are sat at the end of the second year and are two hours each.

Business Websites/Links and Videos

Below are a couple of websites and videos you can look at to get a flavour of what Business is, and an idea of the kinds of topics you will be studying:

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