Business - A Level
Special Entry Requirements:
In addition to the A Level entry requirements you will need Grade 5 in GCSE English Language.
We offer OCR Business at A Level. Students will study a wide variety of topics including: enterprise, human resources, environmental factors, marketing, accounting and finance, production, ethics, international trade, the digital age, law, economics and change management. Emphasis throughout the entire course is on problem solving and decision-making. You will learn how to use a wide range of contemporary business tools and models and apply them to today’s businesses. The subject is problem solving by nature and involves students using and applying theory to specific businesses.
Business A Level Transition Pack – We have created a transition pack on he website to show you the kind of work that you will be doing at level 3 and to help you prepare for September.
First Year Overview
The first year provides an introduction to the subject. Students will learn how businesses are classified and how and why they set objectives. They will also learn about the many external influences that have an impact on the success of a business. For example, students will consider the impact of the law and the economic environment on business performance. In the second part of the year students will learn about the four key functional areas of business. These are: marketing, accounting and finance, human resources and operations management. Students will learn how these functional areas can effectively work together to make a business successful.
Second Year Overview
In the second year students will develop their understanding. This will include consideration of the local business environment, the UK business environment and finally the global business environment. Students will be able to evaluate the application of complex business theories to a range of business scenarios and recommend strategies for improvement and/or growth.
The course is assessed through examination.
A level Business is an excellent base for a university degree, especially degrees in business, management, human resources, accountancy, law, finance, philosophy, politics and economics, sociology and psychology. Careers with a business degree are diverse and have high earning potential. There are a range of career possibilities including banking, insurance, advertising, distribution, sales, accounting, law, education, central or local government and business consultancy. Business skills, which touch on every part of our modern society, are in high demand worldwide and are often well paid. Students may also decide to become entrepreneurs and reap the benefits of running their own business.