Business is a fantastic subject that helps to develop students into ‘career-ready’ young adults.

It provides students with a wide variety of options after their A-Level examinations and it equips them with a wealth of skills and knowledge that could lead to them becoming the next generation of entrepreneurs and managers.

Sixth Form, A-Level | option subject

A-Level Business is a subject that aims to equip students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the world of business. Drawing from real-world examples, the course encourages students to think like an entrepreneur and explores the processes needed to start, grow and maintain a successful business. The course focuses on four key departmental areas – marketing, operations, finance and human resources.

– Grade 6 at both (I)GCSE Mathematics and English Language. The course makes use of both written and numerical skills.


– AQA A-Level 7132 Business Studies

John Lyon Success

– 64% of A-Level students achieved A*-B grades.
– Kreshen Seenapenn (OL2019) left John Lyon to read Business Management at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Outside the Classroom

The John Lyon extra-curricular programme contains clubs and societies useful not only to students studying Business at A-Level, but also to younger pupils who may be considering it as a future academic option. These include Boom Hub, Business Society and Social Sciences Seminar.

Beyond School

Business can open many options at university; students often go on to study Business Management, Finance, Marketing, Accountancy and numerous other Business-related courses at leading universities. MBAs are now seen as the commercial world’s PHD and A-Level Business is a great place to start.