Business

Level 3, A Level

Duration: Two Year Course

Location: Benfleet

Course Description

A-Level Business will see you develop the knowledge and skills needed to take part in the world of business.

The content is designed to engage you through topics and issues that are relevant in today's society. You will study key contemporary developments, such as digital technology and business ethics - with globalisation being covered throughout all topics.

Over this two-year programme every aspect of business behaviour is covered, including: Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Operations Management, Business Decision Making and Business Strategy.

The course will also cover the use of business techniques and concepts in the solving of specific business problems.

Modules

  • What is Business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision-making.
  • Marketing, operational, financial and human resource performance.
  • Strategic decision-making.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

The course is classroom based, although there is the opportunity to attend revision conferences and visit a variety of businesses. 

There are three exam papers, each lasting one hour and 30 minutes. The exams involves answering problem solving style questions based on given case studies, as well as some multiple choice and data response questions.

Why Should I Choose Seevic College?

  • Tutors are academically qualified and have actual industry experience - many operate their own businesses when they’re not teaching at the College.
  • Opportunities to take part in entrepreneurial competitions throughout your course. 

What Could I Do Next?

After successfully completing the courses you will have a range of options including:

  • Progression to the HND Business course at Seevic College
  • Employment in areas such as: Banking, Finance, Business Management or setting up your own company.
  • University to study subjects as diverse as: Business, Management, Marketing, Finance, Law or Economics.

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83% of our most recent A-Level cohort has been offered a University place to access a Business related degree. Previous students have set up their own successful small businesses locally as well as secured careers in large companies in a variety of business roles.

A number of more creative students have progressed into the Marketing field. When coupled with a Finance or Accounting qualification, a number of our students have qualified as Financial Advisors and Accountants.

General Entry Requirements

Average point score of 5.3, calculated from all GCSE subjects. Your point score MUST include at least five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above - including English Language or Maths. 

If you achieve English at a Grade C/4, your Maths grade must be a D and vice versa.  

Students who achieve an average point score of 5.0 may be considered, this will be discussed with you at your interview which you will receive after you apply.

Specific Entry Requirements

Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and grade C in English Language. 

Additional Costs

  • Further course text at a cost of £20.
  • Cost of trips will vary according to the destination, with many requiring only the cost of travel to be met.
  • Revision conferences have an entry fee of £20.

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