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Luton Sixth Form

Business (A Level)

Why study Business?

If you enjoy watching The Apprentice or Dragons’ Den, this is the subject for you. This popular course is relevant to the world around us and provides students with an understanding of what makes a successful business and why some businesses fail.
A Level Business is essentially a business management course. It prepares students for the world of management and helps to equip them with the skills and knowledge to manage a business and set up one of their own. This course will help prepare
students to move into employment or progress onto university.

Entry Requirements

In addition to our general entry requirements, you must have:

  • GCSE English – grade 4
  • GCSE Maths – grade 4

No previous knowledge of Business is required.

The Course

  • Marketing and People.
  • Managing Business Activities.
  • Business Decisions and Strategy.
  • Global Business.

Course Activities

Students learn primarily through the use of case studies including Apple, Tesco, Amazon, and Ryanair, as well as other topical business stories. If a business is in the news then we will use it to help develop your understanding and application of business theory. The course has a strong focus upon written assessment to enable you to have the skills necessary to do well in your examinations. You will also experience learning through group work and presentations which will help you to develop your team working skills and confidence. 

Career and Progression Opportunities

Many Business students progress onto university to study Business further and later progress into careers in finance, sales, administration and marketing. It is also excellent for a range of management roles in the private or public sectors.


Course Structure and Assessment

This qualification is a linear two-year programme and students will sit all their external examinations at the end of the second year. Assessment will be through three examination papers comprising short and long answer questions worth between four and 20 marks. Questions will be based upon data response, case studies and pre-release material


Additional Information

Examination Board: Pearson Edexcel



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