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We use businesses everyday, we earn money from them, we spend money in them and they influence the economy we live in. When you study business, it will help you build an array of skills to use in your future education and employment.


Our Curriculum

In the Business department we believe in progress for all, so we offer a variety of courses, to better meet the learning needs of our students. In A level Business Studies we explore a variety of topic areas which will enforce understanding of business operations in the UK and across the world. 




The unit contents for A level Business are;

Theme 1: Marketing and People In this theme, students are introduced to the market, explore the marketing and people functions and investigate entrepreneurs and business start-up.

Theme 2: Managing Business Activity In this theme, students explore the finance and operations functions, and investigate external influences on business.

Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy In this theme, students develop their understanding of the concepts introduced in Theme 2 and explore influences on business strategy and decision-making.

Theme 4: Global Business In this theme, students develop their understanding of the concepts introduced in Theme 1 and explore business activity in a global context.

Exam Board and Specification

Exam board: Edexcel

Exam specification: A Level Business

Entry Requirements 

Please see the entry requirements document here

Is This Course Right For Me?

The aim of the course is to enable students to develop an interest in and enthusiasm for Business. It will engage student and help them understand and appreciate the world of business.

Wherever students go they will be stepping into a business, whether this is coming to school, going shopping or visiting the cinema with their friends. Businesses are everywhere. Therefore, this course will help students appreciate how a business works and all the elements that come together to make a business successful. A-Level Business will help students in the future as they are likely to work in one or even be in charge of their own business one day.

This exciting course has four main themes over the 2 years. Students will build up their core knowledge of business concepts and apply them to business contexts and real businesses. They will then consider more complex business issues and take a strategic view of business opportunities and issues.

Please watch our short video to see what studying Business Studies at Guilsborough SIxth Form is like; 

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Studying Business at A level has developed my knowledge of how different companies operate and has helped me to decide what careers I would be interested in.

Where will A Level Business take me past Sixth Form?


The eclectic nature of A-Level Business gives students an excellent grounding for University and those seeking internships or employment. Business Studies and related degree courses continue to be the biggest single subject area within Higher Education.

A-Level Business is a good basis for progression to degrees in Business Administration, Marketing, Human Resources, Accountancy, Stock broking, Finance and Banking. There are numerous Business degrees and most universities provide business courses. Many courses are connected with a particular area of business such as: Business with Computing, Business and Management, International Business, Business with a Language, or Business and Finance.


Some examples of universities and their entry requirements to study Business and other related degrees are:

Warwick University Law and Business requires AAB

Leicester University Finance and Accountancy requires ABB

University of Hertfordshire Human Resources requires BBC