What is Business?

The A-level in Business introduces learners to the dynamic business environment and the importance of entrepreneurial activity in creating business opportunities and sustaining business growth. Learners will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of essential skills required for higher education and employment. The focus of the specification is to nurture an enthusiasm for studying business using contemporary contexts, allowing learners to develop an appreciation of the strategic, complex and inter-related nature of business issues from a local to global perspective.

Learners will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of essential skills required for higher education and employment. 

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Specifics

  • Course specific entry requirements

    Grade 5 from Maths, Grade 5 from English

  • Course duration

    2 years

  • Assessment methods

    3 final 2hr15 exams

  • Exam board

    EDUQAS

  • Course type

    Linear A-level

  • How will you be assessed?

    The final assessment is made up of
    3 X 2hr 15min exams.

    We make sure you’re ready for this through regular class assessment. This includes online quizzes, in class assessment, formal end of unit assessments and mock exams.

In the last set of public examinations students at Xaverian achieved the highest percentage of high grades of any sixth form in Greater Manchester. Most of all we want you to enjoy learning business. We make all our lessons dynamic and engaging by using current case studies and the latest developments in the business world!

Course content summary:

  • Component 1

    Business Opportunities and Functions

  • Component 2

    Business Analysis and Strategy

  • Component 3

    Business in a Changing World

Why choose Business at Xaverian College

  • Most of the department are examiners for the exam board

  • Extensive online learning resources for students to download and amend to suit your needs

  • Guest speakers from business and university lecturers

  • Number 4 Test

Where can it take me?

Over 70% of our students progress to business related degree courses at top universities including Russell Group Universities such as Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. Our students choose courses related to Business, Accounting, Finance and Law.

We are constantly looking for new ways to support students progressing into higher level apprenticeships and the world of employment. Our students have secured apprenticeships and management training jobs with companies such as IMB and Tesco as well accountancy firms such as KPMG.

What skills do I need?

Business is a really accessible course even if you haven’t studied it before.

You need to be confident with numbers which is why we have a Maths requirement. A good pass at GCSE Maths should be enough. 20% of the final exam is formed from numerical assessment. You’ll also need to write good extended arguments. This skill can be demonstrated by looking at your History, or English Language GCSE grade for example. Sometimes it’s argued a good business intuition can’t be taught. It’s always good to have good natural instincts too.

Why choose Business at Xaverian College

  • Most of the department are examiners for the exam board

  • Extensive online learning resources for students to download and amend to suit your needs

  • Guest speakers from business and university lecturers

  • Number 4 Test

Where can it take me?

Over 70% of our students progress to business related degree courses at top universities including Russell Group Universities such as Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. Our students choose courses related to Business, Accounting, Finance and Law.

We are constantly looking for new ways to support students progressing into higher level apprenticeships and the world of employment. Our students have secured apprenticeships and management training jobs with companies such as IMB and Tesco as well accountancy firms such as KPMG.

What skills do I need?

Business is a really accessible course even if you haven’t studied it before.

You need to be confident with numbers which is why we have a Maths requirement. A good pass at GCSE Maths should be enough. 20% of the final exam is formed from numerical assessment. You’ll also need to write good extended arguments. This skill can be demonstrated by looking at your History, or English Language GCSE grade for example. Sometimes it’s argued a good business intuition can’t be taught. It’s always good to have good natural instincts too.