Business - A Level - Year 1

How does the real world work?

As consumers, employers and employees we are affected by the actions of business. Businesses come in many shapes and sizes – many have other motives than just existing solely for profit. This course will give you an all-round view of how companies function and how they interact with the world.

Year 1 - focuses mainly on the internal functions of a firm: Finance, Marketing, Human Resources & Operations.

ear 2 - chiefly considers the external factors that affect the strategies of big business.

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed by three written exams.

Numeracy skills are required throughout the course – a minimum of 10% of the overall A Level marks are tested through numeracy.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs – 2 at Grade 6 and 3 at Grade 5 including Maths and English.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - you can progress to an exciting range of higher level courses including Business HNC/D.
  • University - related degrees including Business, Economics, Law & Management.
  • Careers - This course is ideal if you are interested in an Apprenticeship or a career in Management, Finance and Business.

Additional information

All students are offered the chance to attend revision conferences – run by senior examiners.

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