Business and Economics A-Level Pathway
SUBJECT COMBINATION POSSIBILITIES
These are just some of the recommended subjects, but other combinations are also available.
Additional Study Skills
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)is a largely self-directed research project into a topic of the student’s choice. You will develop your study skills as you plan, research and develop your idea, creating either a research assignment, a product or an activity (e.g.,an event)as your final piece. The EPQ may also count towards UCAS points.
Core Maths is an exciting course which will help you to use maths in a range of ‘real world’ contexts to prepare for success in your studies, future care and life.
This one-year course will develop your mathematical skills and thinking appropriate for a Level 3 qualification. You will become more confident and competent in using maths and the qualification will be considered for UCAS points if you are planning to study at university in the future.
Work experience examples (skills, sector, employers) Gaining some experience in an area of business that particularly interests you will help to confirm that it is the right choice for you and develop your skills. For example, companies with marketing and/HR departments, finance companies and solicitors. You could also volunteer, developing team working skills for example through raising money or developing events.
Internal and External opportunities:
Young Enterprise ChallengeInvestor Share ChallengeSummer Schools,such as the Sutton TrustEmployer Competitions
Skills built from studying these subjects:
These are just some examples ….
- Analytical and Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Decision Making
- Written and Oral Communication
- Research and Interpretation of Business and Financial Data
- Independent Study
Example Career Pathways
These are just some examples
AdviserAnalystProject ManagerSupply Chain Manager
ExecutiveDigital MarketerData AnalystE-Commerce Manager
Specialist Careers Information
Chartered Institute of Marketing CIM
Royal Economics Society: https://www.res.org.uk/
General Guidance: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-categories/managerial
Business can be taken forward via formal education routes, Higher Education, Apprenticeships and Higher Degree Apprenticeships.Business students may wish to consider business start-up opportunities. Progression can also go via employment with professional qualifications for specialist areas.
Economics is more likely to go via Higher Education route with recommendation to study specialisms post degree (PGR, PGT).
- Business Management
- International Relations
- Logistics and Supply Chain
Specialist University Information
- Business Administration