Business (A Level)

Business (A Level)

Curriculum Leader: Mr Robert Rhodes

Course Content
Business is a dynamic subject in which students will learn about the diverse nature of business enterprise and the interdependence of component parts of the business world. They will explore business success and failure, local, national and global markets, and how businesses adapt and respond strategically to changing environments. This constant evolutionary process makes business a fascinating subject.

Why Study Business?
Business is a highly respected qualification, valued by universities and employers. Whether you see yourself as part of a multi-national successful business, or the next Richard Branson – Business Studies can help. Students will also learn valuable, transferable skills such as identifying and solving problems, team work and planning.


The course is 100% examination and is assessed through three exam papers at the end of Year 13.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above. Students must have achieved grade 5 or above in Maths and English. Students do not have to have studied Business Studies before. However, if students have taken the subject at GCSE, they must have achieved at least a grade 5.

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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