BusinessQRThe course

Business is an increasingly relevant and dynamic subject in today‚Äôs world. It combines a number of other subjects and skills, including maths, English, geography and the creative arts. As part of the course, you will develop a number of skills key for employment in the modern world, whether you choose to work for someone else, or start a business yourself. Key themes you will learn about include: marketing, financial planning and analysis, people management, operations management, business strategy and decision making techniques. However, it is not just about the content, the business A level will also develop a number of critical life skills to make you more employable such as: numeracy and literacy; interpretation of graphs, understanding statistics and diagrams; communication and presentation skills and of course team work. Business is a real life subject in an ever changing world and therefore an interest in relevant news stories is essential. You will also have the opportunity to see what you learn in action, with field trips to local businesses.


Three 2 hour exams. Two are worth 35% each and focus on specific parts of the course. The last one is worth 30% and focuses on a pre-released scenario.

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 5 in GCSE Business or Level 2 Merit in OCR Business and Marketing
  • Grade 5 in English and maths
  • We regularly accept students who did not study business at KS4. For further information, please speak to Mr Aird.

Careers & Higher Education

Business allows you to go onto study a number of related courses at university should want to. Such courses include business management, accounting, human resource management, travel and tourism, logistics, events management, cruise management and economics. Many universities also offer business as a joint degree with other subjects. People with an A level or degree in business go on to a wide range of careers. In a rapidly changing world, business is always relevant and as such, possible careers are too long to list!

Further Advice & Information

Mr N Aird.

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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
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