Haverhill Community Sixth Form

Business Studies A-level

Students of Business Studies have the opportunity to explore the world of business on a local, national and global level.

Throughout the course, you will work on the development of a range of practical skills to prepare you for the world of work, apprenticeships, or further education after Sixth Form.

At HC6, Business Studies is delivered by a passionate team of teachers who have an impressive track record in ensuring that their students achieve highly within this subject. 

Business Studies A-level focuses on the ability to analyse and critically evaluate how businesses in the real world make decisions – from employing a new staff member, to an entire business culture shift and rebranding.   

Course details

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma (Vocational option also available)

Exam Board: AQA

Exam make-up: Individual exam (100%) / Coursework (0%)

Unit Titles: Year 12 Topics – What is Business?, Managers, Leadership and Decision Making, Marketing Management, Operational Management, Financial Management, Human Resource Management. 
Year 13 Topics – Analysing the strategic position of a business, choosing a strategic direction, strategic methods, how to pursue strategies, managing strategic change.  

Key skills required: Statistical analysis, data collection and analysis, logic skills and evaluation and analytical skills. 

Entry Requirements: Grade 5 in Maths and English at GCSE or Grade 5 in Business Studies at GCSE.

Career prospects:

  • Media and advertising 
  • Marketing 
  • Communications 
  • Hospitality and Leisure 
  • Public Relations 
  • Logistics Insurance 
  • Investment Banking 
  • Risk analysis 
  • Personal Wealth Manager 
  • Accountancy 
  • Human Resource Manager 

Complementary subjects: Information Technology, Maths, Psychology, Uniformed Services, Film Studies, Photography and Economics 

Staff details

Name: Mr Warner

Degree Subject: 1:1 BSc Business Management

University studied at: Anglia Ruskin University

Business Studies

“Studying sociology at university provided me with the critical and analytical skills needed to progress into a wide range of professions.

In my second year, I was able to select modules based on areas of sociology I am passionate about such as education and feminism. The course equipped me with a deeper understanding of how modern societies function and an appreciation for multicultural sensitivity in our ever-changing world.

My sociology background has proven to be extremely beneficial and helpful for teaching young children, as I am now a primary school teacher.”

Taylor Wood
A-level grade achieved: Distinction*
Studied at UCFB Wembley