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Business A-level - Level 3 - Full-time (North Devon)

Level 3 A-levels
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North Devon Campus
Two years

You will learn to demonstrate the interrelated nature of business using business models, theories and techniques to support analysis of contemporary business issues and situations. You will need to have a keen interest in the Business world, both in its theories and its practices. You will also develop your understanding of how businesses operate and how to analyse data.

Develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions.


During this Business A-level, you will study the decision-making process and how important this is in the world of Business.
You will also study the interrelated nature of business activities and concepts around competition and competitiveness. Ethical and Environmental issues are also considered in relation to business decision-making. Other areas of the course look at how changing technology affects the business world.

Specific modules include:
- What is business?
- Decision making to improve financial performance
- Choosing strategic direction
- Managing strategic change

You will use non-quantitative and quantitative data including the interpretation of index numbers and calculations such as ratios and percentages.
There are 3 exams of 2 hours each at the end of the your course.
Question papers use a variety of assessment styles including multiple choice, short answer, data response, essay and case studies so that students feel more confident and engage with the questions. Real life case studies will be used wherever possible to make it easier for you to relate to.
Five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above

English Language and Maths at Grade 4 or above plus 3 other GCSEs at Grade 4 or above.
Possible career choices and degree choices with A-level business include management, marketing, finance, accounting, banking, retailing, manufacturing, project management and local government. Specific career choices could include Actuarial analyst, Business adviser, analyst or manager.
Other roles include Chartered accountant, Investment Banker, Data Scientist, Investment banker, Management Consultant, Environmental engineer and Logistics and distribution manager. Many universities will accept Business A-level when applying for courses such as economics, business studies and many other options.
This course sits within the Social Sciences Curriculum area.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.