A Levels: Business Pathway

A Levels: Business Pathway

Course Code: ALP5 Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 09/09/2024    


About the course

Study Business and Economics alongside your choice of a third subject.

A Levels are a great choice for those who thrive in a classroom setting and want to study more than one subject.

Classes at Farnborough are close-knit and often smaller than those at larger sixth forms, so you can look forward to plenty of opportunities for feedback and support.

Our team of friendly, qualified lecturers will provide resources and guidance to help you feel prepared for your next steps after college, whether that’s university, an apprenticeship, or employment.

By looking at popular combinations of A Levels, we have grouped our subjects together to offer you a distinct set of choices that form a pathway to particular university courses and careers. Your pathway consists of three A Level subjects, with an additional subject available for each pathway.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Your course

This A Level pathway includes two core subjects and your choice of a third subject:​


Through this course you will explore the business behaviours that can bring success or failure to a company, whether it is a small scale charity or global corporation. You will discover exactly what business is and does, gaining the insight and skills needed to succeed in a range of industries and entrepreneurship 


Economics is the study of money from a social perspective. The way that organisations, societies and even countries manage their resources can be a fascinating topic - from the ethics of bankers’ bonuses to the effectiveness of government spending. The study of economics will provide you with a broad range of skills and understanding, taking insights from social sciences and history. 

Plus your choice of either:

Choice 1: Law

Law determines what is right and wrong in our society. Within the study of law, you will explore the English Legal System, discovering how criminals are dealt with and the ways that laws influence our parliamentary system. You will have opportunities to discuss and debate current legislation and the advantages or disadvantages these can bring.

Choice 2: Sociology

Sociology seeks to understand how groups of people interact with each other within society and why this differs between societies. This fascinating subject explores the influences that culture, class, power, crime, inequality, gender, ethnicity and more, all have on societal behaviour. The study of sociology can lead to a wide range of progression options.

Choice 3: Maths

Mathematical ability is a key skill to have in many careers and is used regularly in our everyday lives. In the study of maths, you will sharpen your problem-solving and reasoning skills, as well as learning key mathematical concepts to take your skills further. At Farnborough, our close-knit classes mean you will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive personalised support.

Your future

What Next?


Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School:

  • Five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (including English and maths).

From College:

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher (including English and maths GCSEs at grades 9-4)

Additional grades are needed for the A Levels below:

  • Maths A Level: Grade 6 at GCSE maths
  • Psychology A Level: Grade 5 at GCSE maths
  • Biology. Chemistry, and Physics A Level: GCSE grade 5 in subject or 5 in core and additional science; plus grade 5 in maths

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