A Level

Duration: 2 Years

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE grades at 4 or above including English and Maths. If Business has been studied before, then a 5 is essential

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 2.. 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 extracurricular trips including revision workshops and attending businesses for contextual experience.

Future 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 2018, 93% of students went to their first or second choice university.

A Level Pass Rate

In 2018, Homewood's Year 13 students achieved 100% pass rate in over 42 A-level and Level 3 courses.