“A unique experience that bridges the gap between education and commerce”

Course Detail

A-Level Business offers more than just an academic challenge. It is a unique experience that bridges the gap between education and commerce; it provides sound knowledge of core business concepts and how they apply to business contexts and thus develops a broad understanding of how business work. The course provides a foundation for further study at university or entry into employment. The A-Level Business covers the following units: 

  • Marketing and people 
  • Managing Business Activities 
  • Globalisation
  • Business Decisions

Additional Entry Requirements

GCSE Business Studies: B GCSE Maths: 5 GCSE English: 5 All A-Level courses are two year courses. You will sit the AS exams at the end of Year 12 and the A-Level exams at the end of Year 13. You will need at least a grade D at AS to be able to continue into Year 13.

Required grades for English and Maths may be revised in August 2017.

How will I be assessed?

At the end of year 12 you will be assessed through two written examinations, each lasting 1.5 hours. The overall result will form your AS grade. At the end of year 13 you will be assessed through three written examinations, each lasting 2 hours. The overall result will form your A-Level grade.

Where can this course take me?

This course encourages a range of important and transferable skills such as manipulating data in a variety of forms, interpreting results, presenting arguments and making judgments, making justified recommendations, problem solving; the work demands and challenges your own assumptions based on evidence available. You will study in detail the major functions of a business and perhaps discover areas you would like to pursue at degree level and subsequent employment. A qualification in Business can open many doors


King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy is registered in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee. Company number 07002160. Registered office: Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UD. Academy tel: 0121 464 4428.

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