A Level

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mrs C Cox

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 and above including business studies if you have studied it before.

Course Content

The A Level is structured into four themes:

  • Theme 1 Marketing and people
  • Theme 2 Managing business activities
  • Theme 3 Business decisions and strategy
  • Theme 4 Global business.

There are three externally assessed papers at A Level. Each paper comprises 100 marks and are two hours in duration. There is a mix of data response questions that are of the short answer nature and extended open response questions. The A Level Paper 3 has a broad pre-released context to support the investigative nature of the qualification. This pre-release will help learners contextually prepare for the exam ahead.

There is no external assessment at the end of the first year; the full A Level is achieved with the successful completion of the examinations at the end of year two. To achieve the full A Level under the new regulations you will need to take all of the assessed units together at the end of the second year of the course, including a repeat of those taken at the end of Year 12.

The course has opportunities to attend extra-curricular trips, including revision workshops and attending businesses for contextual experience.


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Further Opportunities

This course will prepare you for higher education; it offers a qualification for employment or further learning in business related sectors.

University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.