Course type:
A-levels

A-level in Business Studies

The course will give you a good understanding of a broad range of topics relevant to the working world. You will gain knowledge and skills that will be useful in whatever you do in the future, whether it is running a multi-million pound organisation, working as a surgeon, or managing your own personal finances.

Business Studies will help you develop analytical and evaluation skills and examine problems from a variety of perspectives. If you want to develop a good understanding of how businesses operate and learn how to motivate and lead others then this course is for you. You need to be a logical thinker, unafraid of new challenges and willing to participate in debate and discussion.

A-level Business Studies can be studied alongside our other subjects depending on option blocks. Many of our students also take PE, Psychology and Biology, although due to the nature of the course it works well with Mathematics and many of our students go onto study Business and Finance or Accountancy at university.

At Hartpury, we follow the AQA Business Studies specification. For further information, please click here.

A-levels are currently selected from three option blocks that have been grouped to maximise choice, with one choice from each block, and dedicated study time is allocated for A-level students living on site. The A-level timetable is specifically designed to allow students to access compulsory enrichment.

Some of these enrichment programmes enable students to gain an additional qualification that can boost their UCAS tariff points, such as pre-medicine, while the pre-veterinary programme is popular with A-level students hoping to study veterinary medicine at university. Others enrichment activities include astronomy club, conversational Spanish and recreational sport. Please note that places are limited on some enrichment programmes.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

2 Year
Duration:
2 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

GCSE | You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade A*-C (9-4 numerical equivalent) or above as well as:

Grade B/6 in Business, English Language and Maths.

Why study A-levels at Hartpury College?

Hartpury College is not like a traditional sixth form college. Studying on our specialist College and University Centre campus offers unrivalled opportunities to expand your horizons and achieve your ambitions, from getting a place at the university you want to opening the door to your dream job.

We’ll give you all the care and support you need but we’ll also treat you as an adult and an individual.

Our A-level offer is unique – combining academic study with a world of enrichment opportunities – and we’re skilled at helping students to balance their elite sport or riding commitments and their studies. You’ll also have access to our exceptional sport, equine and animal and land facilities within a thriving international community. Plus there’s no school uniform of course!

Our students have achieved excellent results with us and many progress on to the UK’s top universities. We’ve even had an Oxbridge offer and other students have gone on to secure sports scholarships in the USA!

Similar Courses

  • Mathematics

    Course duration:
    2 Year
    Course type
    A-levels
  • Physics

    Course duration:
    2 Year
    Course type
    A-levels
  • Biology

    Course duration:
    2 Year
    Course type
    A-levels
  • Chemistry

    Course duration:
    2 Year
    Course type
    A-levels

A-levels or a Diploma?

Are you unsure about whether A-levels or a BTEC Diploma are the right choice for you? Find out the key differences and which qualification would best suit your learning style and your career and further study ambitions on our dedicated page.

Find out more