A-Level Business/Law Pathway (2 Years)

Are you interested in the ever-changing world of business and how it interacts with our legal system? Through this pathway, you will acquire two A levels in Business and Law alongside an IT CTEC Introductory Diploma Level 3. You will develop your critical thinking skills and your sense of morality and justice.
  • Overview

    Studying the Business A level will provide you with a strong understanding of topics including business objectives and strategy, entrepreneurship, global business, marketing, finance, human resources and operations management. You will be introduced to business operations and discover the many functional areas needed for a business to succeed. The law component of this pathway provides a deep insight into our legal system, including the framework underpinning our society and the implications for citizens. During your first year, you will be introduced to criminal and tort law. Second year studies will focus on your understanding of tort law through vicarious liability and defences. While studying your IT CTEC Introductory Diploma Level 3, you will develop relevant employability skills by gaining insight into the IT sector, including technological change, IT infrastructure, the flow of global information and legal considerations.
  • Entry Requirements

    The general requirements for direct entry to our two-year A level programmes are five GCSEs including English and maths at grade A*-C or equivalent.
  • Assessment Types

    The A level element will be assessed by a blend of coursework and examinations, with an increased push towards exams as the preferred form of assessment. The vocational element will be assessed by a number of external and internally marked assessments.
  • Benefits/Skills

    You will gain a strong understanding of business by studying topics such as business objectives and strategy, entrepreneurship, global business, marketing, finance, human resources and operations management. You will be able to evaluate how external variables influence a business. Additionally, the course encourages you to analyse and solve problems by applying legal rules and developing the ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions clearly and succinctly. Alongside the IT element, this qualification is designed to give you a range of specialist knowledge and transferable skills.
  • Careers/Progression

    Many students study law at university and access careers within the legal system and the teaching and police sectors. Students may also go on from this course to study business-related degrees, such as business management, business and finance, logistics and supply chain management, events management and enterprise.
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