Business Studies

EDUQAS A Level Business (Academic Pathway)

Why should I take A Level Business?

EDUQAS A Level Business will provide the opportunity for students to explore the world of business in an academic and highly practical and topical way. This Business course focuses heavily on topical business news and events, which also links closely with politics. 

Students will develop an understanding of how businesses are constructed and how areas of the business must coordinate together as part of team, for example: human resources, marketing, finance & accounts, economics, law, business management, event management and sales. 

There will be a range of practical activities such as; meeting and working as part of an HR team, planning and running a business, organising an event and setting up a website. There will visits to local and national businesses. There is an optional Business Studies trip to New York in Year 13. 


Course information:

(Year 12)

(Year 13)

Continuous internal assessments and mocks

Unit 1 – Business Opportunities and Functions

(Exam – 2hrs and 15mins) 33%


Unit 2 – Business Analysis and Strategy

(Exam – 2hrs and 15mins) 33%


Unit 3 – Business in a Changing World

(Exam – 2hrs and 15mins) 33%



  • University Degrees in Business, Law, Finance/Accounting & Management.
  • University Degrees in Business combined with subjects such as, Law, Psychology, Engineering, Media, English, Maths and languages.
  • Apprenticeships in Business and full time employment in Business – areas such as, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Customer Service, Events Management, Human Resources, Production, Administration and retail.


Entry Requirements:

  • Students will need a Distinction at OCR L2 or BTEC Business or grade 6 at GCSE Business. 
  • Students who have not studied Business will require a grade 6 or above in both English and Maths. 


  • New York        -     Capita / Zurich in Cleeve
  • PC World / Curry’s   -    Guest speakers