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Business A Level

Subject: Business

What will students learn?

Students will study a range of business functions, including marketing and people, managing business activities, business decisions and strategy, and business from a global perspective. Students will learn theory through the lens of practical application with the use of real case studies. BTEC students will study a variety of different units with core units being similar to A level and optional units being modern, relevant and specific.

In KS5 students will study

Year 12

Theme 1 and 2 in A level 

Year 13

Theme 3 and 4 in A level 


This course gives students a chance to gain a holistic understanding of business in a range of contexts. Students will also develop a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants. Students will also be made aware of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by organisations, as well as apply numerical skills in a range of business contexts.


  • Marketing and people 
  • Managing business activities 
  • Business decisions and strategy
  • Business from a global perspective


You’ll enjoy this course if you would like to learn the specific details on how to open, run and manage a successful business. This course will prepare any budding businesspeople well and provide them with all the necessary information and knowledge to run a successful business, both on a national and global level. You will also look at how businesses operate internationally. As a result, there will be links with content in Economics.

How will students receive feedback?

At Paddington, all students will receive regular feedback from formative assessment tasks. Within the curriculum, specific tasks are allocated for feedback. This ensures all students gain regular feedback. Teachers will mark student work and provide targeted feedback that enables students to improve their work and make progress. To support student understanding, teachers plan high-quality re-teach time to prepare students for their feedback. Across each term, students will receive feedback from multiple tasks.

What examinations / assessments do students have at the end of KS5?

Exam board: Pearson 

Three exam papers (two hours each)

What resources can be used to support learning?


Course Overview


Course Summary


Option Video



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