Business, A Level
Business A Level will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic world of business and prepare you for future studies and a successful career in the field. Throughout this course, you will explore a wide range of business concepts, principles, and practices, equipping you with essential knowledge and skills to navigate the ever-changing business landscape.
The course covers various key areas of business, including marketing, finance, human resources, operations, and strategic management. You'll delve into each of these areas, gaining a deep understanding of the theories and frameworks that underpin them. You'll also learn how businesses operate in a global context, considering the impact of globalisation, technological advancements, and ethical considerations on business decision-making.
Our Sixth Form, located at Loxton Campus, is designed to provide you with a stimulating learning environment. You'll have access to modern facilities, including dedicated business classrooms and boardrooms equipped with up-to-date resources and technology. This will allow you to engage in interactive learning experiences, simulations, and case studies that reflect real-world business scenarios.
When you study here you will automatically join our Career Excellence Hub and benefit from a range of additional opportunities designed to enhance your career prospects. We have established strong partnerships with respected employers, enabling you to gain valuable work experience in June of year one and February of year two. We'll support you in finding suitable placements or provide a week of experiences within the College that align with your career aims. Throughout the course, you'll have the chance to participate in business-related activities, such as business competitions, entrepreneurial projects, and visits to local and national businesses. These experiences will broaden your horizons, deepen your understanding of business operations, and enable you to apply your knowledge in practical settings. You'll be taught by experienced teachers who are passionate about business and bring real-world industry experience to the classroom. Our engaging learning environment encourages active discussions, critical thinking, and collaborative learning, allowing you to benefit from the diverse perspectives and experiences of your classmates.
In the first year of your course, you'll have the opportunity to follow a pathway that aligns with your career aspirations. Pathways include cyber, media, and young enterprise, and will provide you with additional skills and experiences to enhance your career prospects.
Our dedicated Tutor Learning Mentors will guide you in developing effective study skills and preparing for exams. Whether you're considering higher education or seeking employment opportunities, we'll provide support for university applications, apprenticeships, or internships.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
You will consider businesses in a variety of contexts, large and small, local and global, and service and manufacturing businesses.
In these contexts, you will learn about business, leadership, management, 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, pursue strategies, and manage strategic change.
What is business?
Managers, leadership and decision making.
Decision making to improve marketing performance.
Decision making to improve operational performance.
Decision making to improve financial performance.
- Decision making to improve human resource performance.
Analysing the strategic position of a business.
Choosing strategic direction.
Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies.
Managing strategic change.
This programme is part of a Sixth Form offer, learners typically choose three or four A Level subjects to study over a two-year period. Which A Levels you study can affect your choices at university and your future career. Take a look here at our other A Level programmes.
You will be assessed through examinations in your second year.
You could apply for a related degree at university or follow an apprenticeship route. You could also progress to a degree here at University Centre Weston in:
Business Management and Sustainability BA (Hons)
HR Consultant/Partner Apprenticeship
You could also pursue career opportunities in HR, marketing, or finance.
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths.
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