GSO Test

Business A Level

Awarding Body:


A Level

100% examination (at the end of the course)

Minimum requirement for entry onto the course

GCSE (5) in English and maths desirable, at least GCSE (4) required in both

Why should I study this course?

A Level Business will give you an exciting insight into the dynamic world of business.  It is not just a theoretical subject, it is about real life. This combination of academic challenge and practical focus makes the prospect of studying A Level Business highly appealing.  If you are interested in the following then this will be the course for you:

  • How does a business calculate its profits?
  • How do governments get economies out of a recession?
  • How do businesses encourage you to buy more than you need?
  • Are zero hours contracts acceptable?
  • What really motivates people?

What will I learn?

You will learn about businesses and the way they operate in today’s society.  You will investigate problems which real businesses are currently facing and use your initiative to develop possible solutions. The A Level is structured into four coherent themes which are marketing and people, managing business activities, business decisions and strategy and finally global business.

How will I learn?

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used including teacher-led activities, small group work, personal independent research and discussion.  Role-play and class-based demonstrations may also be used. You will be encouraged to keep abreast of current business affairs through various media. You must be prepared to study hard, engage with the subject both inside and outside the classroom, to read widely, independently and to practice your writing technique.

What can I do with my qualification?

A level Business is an excellent base for a university degree, especially degrees in business, management, human resources, accountancy, law, finance as well as politics and economics.  Careers with a business degree are diverse and have a high earning potential. Business skills which tough on every part of our modern society, are in high demand worldwide and this qualification will be a valuable stepping stone whatever your chosen career.

What do students say?

“I like the fact that it is about the real world”  - Year 12 Business student
“I got lots of support and teacher preparation is great” - Year 13 Business student