Subject Information

A-level Business Studies aims to develop the characteristics students would need to develop to be successful in business.  This includes activities which students may be involved in if they were to set up and manage a business whether small, medium-sized or large.

The course will equip you with valuable skills that you can use at University, to enter the world of work or become an entrepreneur in your own right.


AS Level:Themes:

1.       Marketing and people:

Meeting customer needs, the market, marketing mix and strategy, managing people, entrepreneurs and leaders.

2.       Managing business activities:

Raising finance, financial planning, managing finance, resource management, external influences.

A Level:Themes:

3.       Business decisions and strategy:

Business objectives and strategy, business growth, decision-making techniques, influences on business decisions, assessing competitiveness, managing change.

4.       Global business:

Globalisation, global markets and business expansion, global marketing, global industries and companies (multinational corporations).


Paper 1 exam  (Marketing and people)

Paper 2 exam (Managing business activities)

Paper 1 exam (Marketing, people and global business)Paper 2 exam (Business activities, decisions and strategy)

Paper 3 exam (Investigating business in a competitive environment)



Business Studies is a good ‘A’ level for those interested in careers in accountancy, marketing, management, economics and many more.

Further Information

Please see:
Mr Errington
Mr Eccleston
Mrs Carmichael