Business Studies


This modern and dynamic Business Studies course encourages the practical application of business concepts by exploring events in the business world and relating these to theories and practice. It will provide you with an introduction to the main elements of business such as marketing, finance, operations and human resources and how these contribute to achieving business objectives.

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Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

Accounting, banking, law, central and local government, advertising, marketing, insurance professional, marketing and sales manager, distribution manager, accountant, business consultant, public sector worker, and teacher.

Business Management, International Studies, International Business, Business and Communications, Business with a major in (either) Marketing, HR, Operations or Finance, Economics, Politics.

Topics you'll cover


  • Enterprise and Business Function
  • Business sectors and types of business
  • Stakeholders external influences
  • Supply and demand
  • Accounting
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Operation management


  • Business strategies and decision making
  • International trade
  • Accounting strategies
  • Communication quality standards
  • Further external influences
  • Contingency and crisis management

Assessment and Qualification

  • Three exams
  • Exam board: OCR
  • A Level qualification (level three).

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at 5 or above, including Maths and English Language.

Additional information


You will be expected to pay a £10 course fee each year to cover the cost of materials and equipment. If there is any issues with the being able to pay the fee, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College. A copy of the course payment breakdown can also be found here: course payment breakdown.