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Business Studies A Level

Level 3
A Level
Two years
Telephone: 01792 890700 (Gorseinon)


Study of A level Business will provide learners the opportunity to:  

  • Gain a holistic understanding of business in various sectors, markets and contexts. 
  • Explore core functions of any business - Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and Operations Management.  
  • Identify opportunities that exist for entrepreneurs in meeting society’s needs & wants and providing goods & services.  
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of small businesses to the Welsh economy  
  • Investigate current business issues and understand how businesses adapt to operate in a dynamic and changing world.   
  • Gain an awareness of the opportunities and threats of operating in a global marketplace.  
  • Experience inspiring talks from a range of external speakers and have the opportunity to attend extra-curricular trips (both locally and abroad!)  
  • Develop a wide range of essential skills required for higher education and employment. 

Key information

  • A minimum of seven GCSE’s grade A*-C  
  • Grade C in GCSE English and Maths is essential  
  • No previous study of Business Studies is required  

Full-Time at Gorseinon. 4.5 hours a week.


This course is assessed by 4 written exams over 2 years.  

Year 1 (AS):  

  • Unit 1 (15% of qualification) 
  • Unit 2 (25% of qualification)  

Year 2 (A Level):  

  • Unit 3 (30% of qualification) 
  • Unit 4 (30% of qualification)  

There is no limit to the career areas that Business Studies is applicable to! Students have gone on to set up their own businesses, pursue apprenticeships or have furthered their study at university. Staying with Gower College Swansea, you could progress on to the HND Business Management programme, leading to the BA Business Management Degree.