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A-level Business Studies

Business is a study of the modern world and how producers and consumers interact. The course investigates how one business can gain an advantage over another in the market battlefield.

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Exam Board: Edexcel

Business Studies

Business at Bosworth is designed to create the business leaders and managers of the future. Learning the concepts and techniques will equip students with the skills to get the best grade possible.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Maths and English, both at grade 4 or above, will be necessary. A keen interest in Business is also a great advantage.

Course Content

Theme 1: Marketing and People (Year 12)
Theme 2: Managing Business Activities (Year 12)
Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy (Year 13)
Theme 4: Global Business (Year 13)

A characteristic of A-level Business is that it draws upon evidence and examples from the real world. There is ample opportunity to explore existing businesses and find out what makes them successful. Students also learn why businesses have failed.

Where Does it Lead?

Business is what we call an ‘Open Option Subject’. All industries need business minds and commercial skills. Careers in music, drama, television and sports are available to individuals with a good, sound grasp of commerce. This is alongside other rewarding careers in industry, travel and education.


AS (Year 12)

Two 90-minute papers. One each for Theme 1 and Theme 2.

A-level (Year 13)

Three 120-minute papers. One paper for Themes 1 and 4. A second paper will cover Themes 2 and 3. A final third paper will cover all Themes.

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