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A Level in Business

Cantrbury college main entrance

Course overview

This course aims to make you think critically about the world of business. It covers ideas drawn from various disciplines, including economics, accounting, law, government and politics, sociology and psychology.

It focuses on small to medium sized businesses operating within national, international and global markets and includes the teaching and learning of transferable skills such as calculations, interpreting and analysing data, applying knowledge to unfamiliar situations, developing arguments, presenting and making judgements and decisions.

Course information

Over the two years you will cover topics such as:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Management, leadership and decision making
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Financial performances
  • Human Resources
  • Analysing business strategy
  • Choosing strategic direction
  • Managing strategic change

Progression onto Year Two

Progression to the second year of this A Level course will be dependent on having made satisfactory progress in the first year of the course, including achieving at least an E grade in a formal late spring assessment, as well as the maintenance of a good level of attendance and commitment throughout the year.