It is virtually certain that one day you will work in a business organisation and use business skills. Therefore, A Level Business Studies gives an understanding of the many problems businesses face and encourages students to develop analytical ways to solve them. Even if you become a surgeon, a professional sportsperson, a teacher or an artist you will need to be able to manage resources and perhaps, people. You may need to promote your goods or services and you will need to understand finance.

These are the major aspects you will learn about in A Level Business Studies. Business is the study of organisations that seek to provide us with the things we want – at a price. Additionally, you will find out how they identify what we want, how they make it and how they calculate if it is worthwhile.

Where does A Level Business Studies lead?

Our students go on to study a wide range of courses at university all over the UK and beyond. Most universities have a Business School. There are Business courses and more focused courses, such as in Finance, Management or Marketing. However, many degrees will mix Business with other disciplines, such as Languages, Economics and Law.

Course Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in Maths and English Language.

A Level Business Studies Course Leaflet

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A Level Business Studies Course Introduction video

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Exam Board Course Specification

What our students say about Business Studies

Business Studies Alumni

Georgia Hislop Business Management – Edge Hill University

Patrick Cole – Business Management, Sheffield University

Eleanor Mawdsely – Grant Thornton Apprenticeship Scheme

A Level Business Studies News

Students on Business in London

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Rathbones Apprenticeship Scheme Success

Business Studies Working Options Event


What Our Students Say

Business was by far my favourite subject during college due to its varied and challenging nature, making every lesson engaging. It gave me the passion to strive to work towards my career goals within the business field, and has allowed me to see many everyday situations in a different way. The sheer dedication of the business tutors left me with the most positive memories of Carmel, as they were most keen to help students and everybody felt comfortable enough to ask questions.

I am currently studying Business Management at University of Leeds. The quality of teaching, support and encouragement from the business department was instrumental in shaping me into a more hard working and self-motivated individual which has helped to prepare me for university.

Isabelle Maddock, Business Management, University of Leeds