A-Level Business

A Level Business


Mr R Dorey




AQA Business


Grade 5 in GCSE English & Maths, Grade 5 in Business Studies if taken.

Why choose A Level Business?

Business is one of the most popular choices in the UK at both A level and degree level. Many of the concepts and issues that are dealt with in the course are ones that you will face in the world outside of education. The business world is constantly changing and the course reflects this through the examination of modern, cutting-edge theories that the most successful firms are employing today.

  • Gain a holistic understanding of business in a range of contexts.
  •  Develop a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants.
  • Understand that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives.
  •  Generate enterprising and creative approaches to business opportunities, problems and issues.
  • Be aware of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by organisations and individuals.
  • Acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills, including decision making, problem solving, the challenging of assumptions and critical analysis.
  • Apply numerical skills in a range of business contexts.

How you will be assessed in A Level Business:

Paper 1: Marketing, people and global businesses – 2 Hour Written Exam (35%) Paper 2: Business activities, decisions and strategy – 2 Hour Written Exam (35%) Paper 3: Investigating business in a competitive environment – 2 Hour Written Exam (30%) All exams taken at the end of Year 13.

Additional Information

For any further questions, please contact. (rdorey@blandfordschool.org.uk)

21 April, 2021


Updated 30/03/2021


URGENT Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter holiday

Dear Parent/Carer


Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter period

The latest Government advice is as follows:  where a student or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should NOT be contacted.  Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If a student tests positive up to and including Wednesday, 7th April you must contact the school’s emergency number

07857 113728

Please provide the following information:

Name and year group of the student who has tested positive

Date of positive test

Date symptoms developed

Date student was last in school

Names of friends/contacts during school break and lunchtimes

The school will identify and contact families of close contacts during any lessons and tutor periods, and also families of any known social contacts provided by you.

Please leave your own contact details, including email and telephone number.

You do not need to contact the school if a member of your household tests positive, but you should follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace in terms of isolation required within your household.

I would like to thank the entire school community for your support and co-operation during this unusual and difficult half-term.

With best wishes for a restful half-term break,

Sally Wilson


21 April, 2021


Updated 20/07/2020


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Thank you very much for your support

Sally Wilson