A level Business Studies helps students: Develop a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value. Be aware that the business behaviour can be studied from the perspectives of a range of stakeholders. Acquire a range of skills including decision-making and problem solving.

About The Course

Course Introduction

2 Year A- Level Course

Award Body


Course Suitable For

Students who have previously studied Business and display a strong desire to continue with their interest in Business beyond their educational years. Students who would like to acquire a range of skills including decision making and problem solving, are interested in developing a critical understanding of organisations and the markets they serve including the process of adding value.

Preferable Entry Requirements

5 GCSE Grade A-C including English and Maths and a Merit Award BTEC Business

Why study?

Our lessons are designed to engage students through topics and issues that are relevant in today’s society – they will study key contemporary developments such as digital technology and business ethics; globalisation is covered throughout the topics.

Progression Opportunities

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

Why Grace Academy?

We have small groups and our lessons are designed to engage students through topics and issues that are relevant in today’s society.


What is business?

Managers, leadership and decision making

Decision making to improve marketing performance

Decision making to improve operational performance

Decision making to improve financial performance

Decision making to improve human resource performance

Analysing the strategic position of a business (A-level only)

Choosing strategic direction (A-level only)

Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies (A-level only)

Managing strategic change (A-level only)

Assessment Methods

100 % External Examinations

Support Provided

Our Teaching and Learning Strategy is at the core of our approach to students and their learning. We aim to provide a learning community where students achieve excellence and achievement is celebrated. We want you to enjoy your time at the academy and to be successful.

You will need to monitor your own progress, we want you to become self-critical and to think about how you can improve.

We will expect you to work hard and productively being present in the academy for as long as it is necessary for you to meet your targets and succeed in your learning.

Course Application

Contact the Post 16 Manager on 0121 329 4630 or email on juliebaker@graceacademy.org.uk Register your interest in your chosen courses and an application form will be sent out to you. All applicants are interviewed and conditional offers are made subject suitability of course.

Please note all courses on offer are subject to the minimum uptake for viability.