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Business Studies — A Level Pathway

Business and Professional Services

Course ID: 164261

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • Study in our fantastic facilities and reach your full learning potential.
  • Access support from our dedicated and passionate teaching team.
  • Join our inclusive, friendly and respectful college learning environment.
  • Choose from a variety of modules are pursue your own interests.
  • Ideal for students who wish to pursue a carrer in the business sector.
  • Take part in extracirricular activities and immerse yourself into college life.

What to expect from the course

You'll study:

Media Studies
Swap options: English Language, Spanish, Sociology, Art

Business A-Level:

Business Studies is much more than a subject confined to the four walls of the classroom. From every purchase you make, from every company name you hear in the news, business exist all around us, and at some point in your life, some of these businesses have convinced you to purchase their products and services. If you want to become part of this phenomenon, then an A-Level in Business Studies is the solution for you.

Whether you end up working in a small / large business, or anywhere you have to work with people, an education in Business Studies will stay with you for life.

The A Level will entail 3 exams in Summer set by Edexcel, which are broken down as follows:

Theme 1 – Market, People and Global Business
Theme 2 – Activities, Decisions and Strategies
Theme 3 – ‘Investigating Business’

Media Studies A-Level:

During A Level Media you will discover how media forms such as radio, film, magazines, music videos and website create meaning for their audiences. You'll develop analytical skills during the course and will spend time assessing how a range of social groups, issues and events are represented in the media.

You will also study the industry context and the impact of new technologies on contemporary media as well as uncovering how and why audiences respond to media texts.

You will also have the opportunity to create your own marketing campaign for a film or magazine which will develop your digital, creative and technological skills.

Psychology A-Level:

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour. It is an interesting and challenging course that will help you learn about the brain, body and how they influence or are influenced by our behaviours. Psychology will also give you the opportunity to study research and to design your own experiments, amongst other things.

You'll study:

-social influence
-the way in which people influence each other’s behaviours, opinions and attitudes
-memory – the way information is stored and lost, including eye witness testimonies; attachment
-childhood relationships and their consequences; approaches
-an insight into the major psychology theories; bio-psychology
-the role of biology and the brain; psychopathology
-causes and treatments of mental health; research methods
-research studies and the analysis of data
-issues and debates in psychology
-gender development and disorders; schizophrenia; forensic psychology profiling and offender behaviours.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Access a career in: Advertising, Business Consultant, Business Administration and Management, Entrepreneur, Human Resources, Marketing, Sales Management, International Business.

Did you know?

Sales and customer services will make up 7% of all employment in 2024.

By 2024 there is expected to be 11,552,00 jobs in the Business sector.

An average salary for someone working in Marketing is £33,500, and a Marketing Manager earns £55,000 on average.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry criteria for any student wishing to study A Levels is two Grade 5s and three Grade 4s at GCSE, and you must have GCSE Maths and English at a 4.

However, to study this specific pathway you will need: GCSE Maths 5, GCSE English 5.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course, fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

Fee for21/22 is 2000.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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