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A-Level Business


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Exam Board: Edexcel

Entry Requirements: Grade 5 or above in both English and Maths

Why choose Business? Whether or not a student has a career in mind, they will almost all eventually work for a business - even careers in the public sector may well involve budgeting, marketing and employment issues. Business is a truly cross-curricular subject, in that it requires and builds on skills in Maths, English, Humanities, Citizenship, Media, amongst others. Students that study business develop a good commercial awareness and the skills they gain are relevant to a variety of industries.

What does the course involve?

Where will business lead me post Sixth Form?

For students that want to focus upon business and take it through to University, there are many popular areas of employment for business, management and marketing graduates. These include HR, business, finance, marketing PR and sales. Business is also an ideal subsidiary subject to study where a student has a specific career in mind, be it law, languages, sciences, politics, to name a few. Where a student does not have a career in mind, it is an ideal A level to consider as it does not limit one’s post-sixth form options. Business is also an attractive option for those who may wish to take the apprenticeship or direct employment route, potentially making the student more employable. A CBI survey found that 35% of employers were dissatisfied with the business and customer awareness of graduates, and is encouraging all students to develop their employability skills.

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