Business Studies

Business Studies

You are already more of an expert in the world of business than you currently realise. Developing your understanding of the business world, this course will encourage you to consider the issues that affect the success of small and large businesses today. You’ll put that knowledge into practice by considering management decisions and recommendations based on real situations.


Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form

You’ll develop a thorough understanding of business theory and principles through our lively and active lessons. As well as making business decisions based on real life scenarios you’ll be expected to justify those decisions and back them up with sound reasoning based on evidence.

Lessons in business are active and require you to participate, putting forward your ideas and taking part in group discussions.

This course is assessed by examination, with your final grade based on three exams taken at the end of your second year.

Students should have grades 9-4 in seven GCSE programmes, including GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics.

Depending on your previous grades you may need to study English and maths alongside your other courses. These are essential skills that all employers value.

Future careers could include management, international business, marketing, or even launching your own business. Some of our most recent students have gone on to study Law at Durham University, Business and Marketing at Northumbria University, Accounting and Finance at Teesside University, and Business Management at Leeds Beckett University.

  • Over half of our A level Business students go on to study at university.
  • Many of our students have progressed to senior managerial positions in some of the UK’s top companies including accountancy firms, major retailers and modern engineering organisations.

“The most relevant course I could have chosen, this course links to so many aspects of my career.”

“When I started college I was unsure what career I wanted. Having done Business for a year it’s now my number one choice for Uni.”

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Alternatively, you can find a hard copy of our application form at the back of our prospectus. Complete this and post it back to us, or hand it in at our Reception.