A Level
Sixth Form Study Programme
Examining Board: AQA

About the Course

This popular course provides an overview of the many activities a business engages in to grow, increase market share and increase profitability and develops some of the key skills essential for modern management.

Working with business case studies you are encouraged to develop an independent and entrepreneurial approach to problem solving, business analysis and evaluation. You must be confident with numeracy in order to interpret and manipulate data and put forward recommendations to improve business performance.

Most business students leave Huish to do a business related degree. This course will equip you with the tools you need to enter the highly competitive business world.


Good use of different resources, time made available to ask questions and also practice what we have learnt! Teaching is excellent and suits my style well! Really enjoyed the course.

Business Studies student

Here are some of the topic areas we cover:

  • What is business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve marketing, operational, financial and human resource performance
  • Analysing the strategic position of a business
  • Choosing strategic direction and managing strategic change.

Watch the film of Thomas talking about Business Studies on the right.


Find out how to apply for A Level Business Studies

To do this course you need the following:

  • Standard College entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English Language
  • You do not need to have studied GCSE Business Studies

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Case study

Business Level 3 Vocational - Charlie Bett

Business Level 3 Vocational - Charlie Bett

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