Broughton Hall Catholic High School - Sixth Form - Business Studies

Key Information

Level: A Level
Examination Board: AQA
Subject Leader: Ms Lunney

Entry Requirements

English and Maths Grade 5 and above

Why Choose this course?

Taking A-level Business Studies is a great thing to do if you have aspirations of one day becoming self-employed or in a managerial position. A-level business studies can give you the tools and information required to understand how businesses are created, managed and become successful. The A-level business studies course is very similar to the economics A-level, so you learn a great deal about budgeting and financial stability.


A-level business studies looks great to any employers as it shows you have a background information into how a business works, so you are automatically considered for higher positions. There are a number of career and university options your A-level in business studies will offer you.

Possible career choices with A-level business studies include management, marketing, finance, accounting, banking, retailing, manufacturing and local government. Many universities will accept business studies as a A-level when applying for courses such as economics, business studies and many other options.

Course Content

Business Studies is a fun, informative subject that bridges the science and art gap nicely. If you like the idea of managerial aspects of a job or working for yourself, then perhaps taking an A-level in business studies is a good idea.

A-level Business Studies helps you:
Develop a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value

Be aware that business behaviour can be studied from the perspectives of a range of stakeholders

Acquire a range of skills including decision-making and problem-solving

Be aware of the current structure of business and business practice.

Course Opportunities/ Activities

Throughout the year there are several opportunities and activities which complement the business course. We feel especially in business trips enhance the teaching and learning and can effectively enable students to experience first-hand places, people and issues, bringing to life the topics being studied. These include; trips to local Universities and industry leaders such as Jaguar and Merlin Entertainment.

Support and Challenge

Throughout the year students are supported are given the knowledge and confidence to be a successful future business leader. Students will have access to read academic writing which will strengthen their, analysis and evaluation skills. The business team provide revision sessions to help the students to enhance their learning and further their analytically skills. Our ambition for all means is we are determined to remove any barriers in students achieving their true potential. Personalised and detailed feedback is given and students reflect and improve their answers. For each unit, reading materials are provided along with challenging articles. Staff work closely with the exam board and the students will attend revision sessions hosted by the exam company Tutor2u.

Student Comment

The topics I studied at GCSE were interesting, but A-Level Business is definitely more engaging. Although you might know about certain topics, A-level Business adds that further depth and critical thinking to your knowledge. I find that Business compliments my other subjects really well, as I am able to transfer knowledge from Business to further my learning in other subjects

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