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AQA A Level Business

What’s it about?

A Level business studies helps the students develop a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value to an organisation.  Students will study the aspects of business behaviour from the perspective of different types of stakeholders. Students will be presented with the opportunity to develop their decision making and problem solving skills by analysing key data and justifying strategies for different types of businesses to adopt based on their structure and business practices.   

The course specification will require students to develop their ability by acquiring a range of important and transferable skills that will include: data skills, presenting arguments, making judgements and conducting research.  

This course has no course work or controlled assessments. You will be studying with the AQA exam board. 

Entry Requirements:

We would recommend a grade 6 at GCSE in English or maths, and preferably a grade 6 or merit in a Business Studies qualification. You should also demonstrate an interest in the subject area. 




Mrs. S. Osborne – Director of Teaching and Learning

    The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form

    Course Content

    Year 1 Content  

    • What is business? 
    • Mangers, leadership and decision making  
    • Decision making to improve marketing performance 
    • Decision making to improve financial performance 
    • Decision making to improve human resource performance. 

    Year 2 Content: 

    • Analysis strategic position of a business  
    • Choosing strategic direction  
    • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies  
    • Managing strategic change  

      Students sit three summer examinations. 



      Students who study A level business will be adequately equipped to be gainfully employed in a variety of corporations that operate with in the business and finance sector, such as:  

      • Business management  
      • Finance management 
      • Marketing executive  


        This course will enable you to study a variety of degree pathways in, business and finance.  


        The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form Course List