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Welcome to the Business Department

Our Courses

A Levels:

Vocational Courses:


Higher Education (Degree-Level):

Adult Learning:

Our Results

In 2020 we achieved a 100% pass rate across all further education programmes.

Our Trips & Activites

Our Business courses offer the opportunity to visit a range of places...

Students have the opportunity to visit New York for a week, on the trip of a lifetime! They visit iconic buildings and sights - learning about the rich history of the city. The trip provides insight into New York's Business scene, with trips to Wall Street, and a business talk at Macys.



Other Business Trips include:

  • Landrover Jaguar
  • Wimbledon
  • Flamingo Land

Students have progressed to: 

University of Oxford - Law

University of Hull - Law

University of Liverpool – Criminology

University of Leeds – Education

Leeds University – Law and French Law

University of Newcastle - Law

University of Newcastle - Business Management

University of Sheffield – Accounting and Finance

University of York – Law

Our Student Successes


Julia Dabrowska

After achieving a Triple Distinction in Level 3 Business, Julia Dabrowska has secured a place at the University of Lincoln to study Business Management. 

Noah Modi 

A Level student Noah Modi achieved triple A* grades in Business Studies, English literature and Psychology. Noah is currently on a a four-year Business Management Degree Apprenticeship with Greencore, through a partnership with Nottingham Trent University.

Noah said: "I would like to thank all my tutors at Selby College for their support throughout my A Levels. My Degree Apprenticeship with Greencore is a great opportunity with great prospects, I knew university wasn't what I wanted, so this is the perfect route for me."



A Level Business FAQ's

What are your entry requirements?

Standard A Level entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least five GCSEs at Grade 5, including Maths, plus Grade 6 in GCSE English Language. Students must also gain a minimum of a Grade 5 in any GCSE which is directly related to Law.

What subjects go with Business?

Geography, History, Maths, IT, Sociology and Psychology are some of the more popular combinations but, being a general subject, Business fits in well with many A level choices. The key thing is to study subjects that you are most interested in.


What are your success rates?

Pass rates have been 100% for a number of years.

How big are your class sizes?

Class sizes are relatively small which has been one of our strengths. Average class sizes are usually 10-15 students in both subjects.

How are you examined?

100% of the assessment is by way of three exams sat at the end of the second year.

How many hours of teaching can I expect per week?

The standard teaching allocation is 3 x 1.5 hour slots but this is supplemented by independent study.

What do students do after completing their A Level in Business?

The majority of students progress to University, including Russell Group Universities. Popular destinations include Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Leicester, Hull, Newcastle, Northumbria, Lincoln and Leeds Beckett.

Some students enter the employment market, some take up Apprenticeships/Higher Apprenticeships and some progress on to the Higher Education (degree-level) courses offered at Selby College.

Find out more about the Vocational Business on this presentation by the team from our recent Virtual Open Event.