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Joseph Leckie Academy

  • Leadership, Empathy, Community, Kindness, Integrity & Environment


Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 grade 5’s at GCSE or equivalent including English and maths. Merit or equivalent in Business is preferred, but it is not essential to have studied Business in Key Stage 4.

Course Description

Students are introduced, in Themes 1 and 2, to A level business concepts and how to apply them to business contexts in order to develop a broad understanding of how businesses work; as well as looking at specific marketing factors. Students will investigate  the financial element  of a business, whilst gaining an understanding of forecasting.  Economic influences within finance are also covered.

Themes 3 and 4 require a strategic view of business opportunities and issues.  In order to gain an understanding of business decisions and strategies that are put into place, students are encouraged to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to their studies.


The Pearson Edexcel A level in Business is structured into four themes and consists of three, two hour externally examined papers.  Students complete these three exams in May / June of the second year.

Career Opportunities

This A Level will get you started in business and give you the relevant skills and knowledge required to progress to higher education.You could work for a large corporation, or perhaps a management consultancy.All business people (and organisations, such as charities and hospitals) need sound business related skills in order to function effectively in today's ever- competitive climate.

Course Details

For more information please contact Mr Edge, Head of Business Studies in Business 3