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

Fergus Sandham 

A Level student Fergus Sandham achieved A* in English Literature, A* in Psychology and an A in History. Fergus has secured his place at the St. Peters College at the University of Oxford to study Law (BA in Jurisprudence). 

Julia Dabrowska

After achieving a Triple Distinction in Business studies, 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.

‘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.’

Our News Stories

Selby College Relaunches Business Degree to Support Local Professionals

Business students experience a slice of the Big Apple

Game, Set and Match - inspiring the Business minds of the future at Selby College!


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?

Accounting, Law, Geography, History, Maths, IT are some of the more popular combinations but being a general subject Business fits in well with many A level choices.

What subjects go with Law?

Sociology, Psychology, History, Business and Accounting are all popular subjects. There is a lot of reading and memorising of cases and then application of concepts so subjects such as History develop similar skills. The key thing is to study subjects that you are most interested in.

Should I study Law if I want to do it as a degree at University?

Universities do not specifically state that you must have studied Law A level but the reason for this is mainly because some schools do not offer Law as an A Level option. In reality the study of A Level Law will provide a good grounding in Law so can be advantageous. We have had a steady stream of students who have studied Law and have been accepted by Russell Group Universities . Studying Law has not disadvantaged them in any way. The only requirement for entry into the best Universities has been to achieve 3 A grades.

What are your success rates?

In both Business and Law success rates over the last few years have been 100% in both subjects.

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?

In both Business and Law the 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 levels in Business and Law?

Much depends on their interests. The majority of students progress to University. These include Russell Group Universities, non- Russell Group Universities and the “New” university sector.  Popular destinations include Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Leicester, Hull, Newcastle, Northumbria, Lincoln, Leeds Beckett.

Some students enter the employment market, some take up Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships. Some continue to the Higher Education Courses offered by Selby College

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