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Business Studies

Course Type


Exam Board

Pearson EdExcel

Assessment Type

Exam based assessment

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above in different subjects including English and Maths. Prior study of Business at GCSE level is not mandatory but can be beneficial

Course Overview

The Pearson EdExcel A-Level Business Studies course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of key business concepts and principles. It explores various aspects of the business world, including marketing, finance, human resources and operations. Students will gain valuable insights into how businesses operate, make strategic decisions and respond to external factors in a dynamic global environment. The course aims to develop critical thinking, analytical and decision making skills essential for success in the business world. 

Typical Units include:

Business and the environment

Managing business activities

Business analysis and strategy

Business in a global context

Decision-making to improve marketing performance

Decision-making to improve operational performance

Decision-making to improve financial performance

Where will it lead?

Successful completion of the course opens up various pathways for further education and career opportunities. Including further study through apprenticeships or at university in such fields as business administration, marketing and finance.

Glossopdale School & Sixth Form

Glossopdale School, Newshaw Ln, Hadfield, Glossop SK13 2DA