Bridgnorth Sixth Form


Advanced Level
Exam Board: Edexcel
General Sixth Form entry requirements apply

Why study Business?

The world of Business is fast-paced and dynamic. It helps shape the society we live in and impacts of people’s lives in many ways.

Through the study of A-Level Business you will develop a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants. You will investigate business behaviour and how it can be studied from a range of perspectives.

Through activities in lessons and the study of case study businesses you will be encouraged to generate enterprising and creative approaches to business opportunities, problems and issues. The world of Business does not happen in isolation from other factors. You will become aware of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by organisations and individuals.

What skills are required?

Through the study of Business students will be encouraged to:

  • Acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills, including decision making, problem solving, the challenging of assumptions and critical analysis
  • Apply numerical skills in a range of business contexts.

Course Content

Theme 1: Marketing and people

Theme 2: Managing business activities

Theme 3: Business decisions and strategy

Theme 4: Global business


How will it be assessed?

External assessments in the summer series exam window of Year 13:

Paper 1:

  • Marketing, People and Global Businesses
  • 35% Written
  • 2-hour exam

Paper 2:

  • Business activities, decisions and strategy
  • 35% Written
  • 2-hour exam

Paper 3:

  • Investigating business in a competitive environment
  • 30% Written
  • 2-hour exam



You will develop transferable skills that support higher education study and the transition to employment, including numeracy, communication, an understanding of the business environment and commercial awareness.

Students can progress from this qualification to higher education courses such as business management, business administration, accountancy and finance, human resource management, marketing, retail management, tourism management and international business.

A wide range of careers ranging from banking, sales, product management and general management to working in public sector organisations or charities.

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