Business Studies, A Level | Weston College

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September 2019
2 Years
Course code ALBSD1LC

Business Studies, A Level

What will I do on this A Level?

You will study business in a variety of contexts on this course, such as large and small, local and global, and service and manufacturing businesses. You will learn about business, leadership, management and decision-making, marketing, operations, finance and human resources. You will also analyse the strategic position of a business, as well as learning how to choose strategic direction, how to pursue strategies, and managing strategic change.

You will learn to consider the context of a business in relation to decision making, and how to use data to make decisions. The course also covers how technological advancements affect the way decisions are made, and how to assess risk when making strategic decisions.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through examinations in your second year.

What could I do after this A Level?

You could apply for a related degree at university, for example the FdA in Business with Management at University Centre Weston, an apprenticeship, or employment in HR, marketing or finance.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English and maths.

Course Level

Level 3


Loxton campus

iAn interview is required for this course.

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What Our Students Say

Bella Febry, Business Studies

Bella Febry

“It was an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It will definitely help my future career prospects."

Former school: Priory

Work Experience: Bella completed her work experience with international oil and gas company 'OiLSERV' in Dubai. During this Bella gained skills in HR, finance, IT, law, marketing, sales and project delivery.

Course: Business Studies

What next? After being awarded Work Experience Student of the Year, Bella aims to get a distinction star and then take a gap year before going to university.

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