Business Studies

Business Studies

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.


Attendance: Full-time
Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2019
Location: SRC 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 and put forward your ideas. You will be expected to justify decisions and back them up with sound reasoning based on evidence. The course consists of five hours teaching per week.

Assessment is by examination and there will be ongoing exam-style assessment throughout the course. Your final grade will be gained from your performance in three exams at the end of the second year.

To have achieved A*/9-C/4 grades in at least seven GCSE programmes, including GCSE English and Maths.

You are already more of an expert in the world of Business than you currently realise.

Moving on to university you can further develop your business knowledge or specialise in a preferred field. Future careers include management, international business, marketing, or you could go on to launch your own business.

  • Over half of our A level Business students choose to continue to study business at university after finishing their course at SRC Bede Sixth Form.
  • Many students progress to senior managerial positions in some of the UK’s top companies.
  • Whatever you do you will learn skills and knowledge that will be useful for the rest of your working life.