By investigating and analysing how and why businesses are successful and suggesting how they can improve, this course provides you with the skills and knowledge to learn about organisations from how they motivate staff to managing budgets and major projects.

This course is structured into four themes and consists of three externally examined papers. You will be introduced to business and build knowledge of core business concepts. Applying this knowledge to business contexts will develop a broad understanding of how businesses work. Breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, with applications to a wider range of contexts and more complex business information, are also developed.

You will take a more strategic view of business opportunities and issues. Our team will encourage you to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of business.

You will explore

  • Meeting customer needs
  • The market
  • Marketing mix and strategy
  • Managing people
  • Entrepreneurs and leaders
  • Raising finance
  • Financial planning
  • Managing finance
  • Resource management
  • External influences
  • Business objectives and strategy
  • Business growth
  • Decision-making techniques
  • Influences on business decisions
  • Assessing competitiveness
  • Managing change
  • Globalisation
  • Global markets and business expansion
  • Global marketing
  • Global industries and companies (multinational corporations)

for 2018/19 entry

  • Highly skilled teaching staff with industry experience
  • Innovative teaching and techniques
  • Course content tailored to leading requirements of top academics
  • Visiting Alumni from industry
  • Outstanding progression to Higher Education, apprenticeships and employment
  • Mock Assessment Centre preparation
  • Careers talks in Accounting (Ernst and Young) and Investment Challenge (Economics)
  • Young Enterprise Programme developing entrepreneurial skills
  • Trips to universities

Our past students studying this course have gone on to:

The University of Salford - Business and Management

University of Liverpool - Sociology

Employment Grant Thornton - Audit Associate

DeMontfort University - Economics and Finance

Manchester Metropolitan University - Business/Economics

University of Central Lancashire - Music Production

Manchester Metropolitan University - Games Design and Development

The University of Salford - Business and Financial Management

University of Portsmouth - Business Information Systems

Sheffield Hallam University Degree - Real Estate

The University of Manchester - Law with Criminology

Apprenticeship Horwich Farrelly Solicitors – Legal Apprentice

The University of Salford - Quantity Surveying

Lancaster University - Law

University of Central Lancashire - Sports Journalism

Manchester Metropolitan University - Marketing Management

University of Lincoln - Marketing

University of Bedfordshire - Advertising and Marketing Communications with Foundation Year

The University of Gloucestershire - Computer Games Design (with placement)

University of Liverpool - History

Apprenticeship - Royal Bank of Scotland - Payments Department

Sheffield Hallam University - International Business

Apprenticeship Computeam Ltd - IT Technician

DeMontfort University Degree - Criminology and Criminal Justice

Sheffield Hallam University - Business Studies

Edge Hill University - Business and Management

York St John University - International Business Management

Leeds Beckett University - Business Management with Marketing

University College Chester - Marketing Management

Leeds Beckett University - Business Management with Finance

The University of Huddersfield - Law

The University of Manchester - International Management with American Business Studies

The University of Salford - Criminology

Apprenticeship Accounting

Working for AstraZenecca plc

The University of Salford - Accounting and Finance with Professional Experience Year

Sheffield Hallam University - Sport and Exercise Science

Lancaster University Degree - Geography

Sheffield Hallam University Degree - Business and Marketing

Manchester Metropolitan University Degree - Abuse Studies/Psychology

Employment at Verlin Rainwater Solutions Ltd

The University of Nottingham - Architecture

Leeds Beckett University - Entertainment Management

The University of Salford - Property and Real Estate

Self-employed - Mobile App Developer

Course Key Details

Course Type : A-Level
Exam Board : Edexcel
Pass Rate : 100%
Assessment : 100% exam