A Level In Business

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Marple College


Marple College

Further Details


College 16-18


A Levels

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-Time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 3974.00
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Course Code


Course Overview

Business is an exciting and topical course which students can relate to. You will study topics such as marketing, finance, human resources and operations management and analyse how they influence the way in which a business performs.The course also looks at the impact that external factors have on business activity such as interest rates, environmental issues and globalisation.

Course Requirements

General entry requirements for our A Levels include 5 GCSEs grade 5 or above, including English Language and Maths.

What you will Learn


Assessment: 100% examination at the end of Year 13 (second year).There are 3 papers each is 2 hours long, worth 33.3% of your final grade.Paper 1: Section A has 15 multiple choice questions worth 15 marks. Section B has short answer questions worth 35 marks. Sections C and D have two essay questions worth 25 marks each.Paper 2: Three data response compulsory questions worth approximately 33 marks each and made up of three or four part questions.Paper 3: One compulsory case study followed by approximately six questions.


You will develop advanced skills of application, analysis and evaluation. These skills are transferable and will help you build a solid foundation for higher study. Experience of studying business and management should contribute positively to your future employment and promotional prospects.Careers could include: Business Adviser, Chartered Management Accountant, Civil Servant, Economist, Environmental Consultant, Financial Manager, Financial Risk Analyst, Health Service Manager, Hotel Manager, Internal Auditor, IT Consultant, Management Consultant, Office Manager, Operational Researcher, Product Manager, Project Manager and Public Affairs Consultant

Career Options

Business adviser, Chartered management accountant, Civil Servant, Economist, Environmental consultant, Ergonomist, Financial manager, Financial risk analyst, Health service manager, Hotel manager, Internal auditor, IT consultantManagement consultant, Office manager, Operational researcher, Product manager, Project manager, Public affairs consultant

Mandatory Units

A Level topics include: 1 What is business2 Managers, leadership and decision making 3 Marketing management 4 Operational management 5 Financial management 6 Human resource management 7 Analysing the strategic position of a business 8 Choosing strategic direction9 Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies 10 Managing strategic change

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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