A Level Business Studies Level 3

Full Time

A Level Pathways

Our A Level subjects are clustered into pathways to help guide you towards your career goal. You should choose and follow a specific A Level pathway, taking subjects from the core and additional choices listed. Other subject choices are also available depending on timetabling.

This A Level is include within the following A Level pathways as a CORE subject: Business and Entrepreneurship; Financial Academy and in the following pathways as an ADDITIONAL SUBJECT: Creative Arts; Design and Media; Engineering; Law and Legal. (Other options may also be available, depending on timetabling).

About the course

Theme One explores: Marketing and Human resources

Theme Two explores: Financial Management and Business Accounting

Theme Three explores: Focus on making Business Decisions & Business Strategy models

Theme Four explores: International Business (an investigation into the economic aspects of the EU and Euro)

You will study the course for 4.5 -5 (first year is 4.5 hours and second year is 5) hours per week and should expect to spend an additional 4.5 hours per on homework and private study. Mock exams are held during the first year (In Feb/March), but do not count towards the final A Level. Exams for the whole A level are held in May or June of the second year.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at a grade 4/C or above, including 5 GCSEs including Grade 4/C in English Language and Maths.

Where next?

A Level Business is a very valuable qualification for any student aiming to continue studying at a higher level, or for those thinking of a career in marketing, accounting, banking, finance, human resources, retail management or general administration.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

You will be expected to supply your own stationery and you may want to purchase a textbook. You may also be asked to contribute to any courses and visits in which you take part.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.

Contact

For queries about the course, please contact the course leader: julian.billinghurst@newcollege.ac.uk

For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk