B&E - Key Stage 5

We offer 2 A-Level courses - Business and Economics B. More details on both of these courses can be found in our Sixth Form Course Guide.


Business

You may not have studied any business related subjects before, but that does not matter! What is much more important is that you want to know how to succeed in setting up and running a business and how running a business may be affected by the economy.

Both the AS Level course and A Level course are designed to give you an insight into the world of business in a range of contemporary contexts.

LINEAR AS LEVEL

You will study two themes:

  • Theme 1 - Marketing and people
  • Theme 2 - Managing business activities

LINEAR A LEVEL

You will study four themes. Themes 1 and 2 are the same as those in the AS Level course.

  • Theme 3 - Business decisions and strategy
  • Theme 4 - Global Business

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

At least a grade 6 in Economics or Business if studied at GCSE or a grade 5 in English Language if the subject has not been studied before. It is also important that you have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in business and economic affairs and a desire to explore new ideas and communicate them effectively.


Economics B

You may not have studied any business or economics-related subjects before, but that does not matter! Both the AS Level course and A Level course are designed to give you an insight into the world of economics and business in a range of contemporary contexts.

LINEAR AS LEVEL

You will study two themes:

  • Theme 1 - Markets, consumers and firms
  • Theme 2 - The wider economic environment

LINEAR A LEVEL

You will study four themes. Themes 1 and 2 are the same as those in the AS Level course.

  • Theme 3 - The global economy
  • Theme 4 - Making markets work

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

At least a grade 6 in Economics if studied at GCSE or a grade 6 in English Language if the subject has not been studied before. It is also important that you have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in business and economic affairs and a desire to explore new ideas and communicate them effectively.