A-level Business Studies

A-level Business Studies

One of the most popular subjects in the U.K. education system, Business Studies develops student skills in terms of analysing, interpreting and evaluating real life scenarios. It is a subject that can lead into a variety of industries and markets.
 
Entry Requirements
We would expect a grade B in GCSE Business or Economics along with a good standard of both Mathematics and English. A willingness to read quality broadsheet newspapers and an awareness of the wider world would be beneficial.

Course Content

Year 1 (AS Qualification)
Theme 1: Marketing and People
Theme 2: Managing Business Activities

Year 2 (A Level Qualification)
Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy
Theme 4: Global Business

Assessment

AS Examinations

Paper 1: Themes 1 & 2 (Mostly Theme 1) Data response and an open ended question. (90 minutes)
Paper 2: Themes 1 & 2 (Mostly Theme 2) Data response and an open ended question. (90 minutes)

A Level Examinations
Paper 1: Themes 1 & 4 Data response and an open ended question. (2 Hours)
Paper 2: Themes 2 & 3 Data response and an open ended question. (2 Hours)
Paper 3: Themes 1, 2, 3 & 4 Pre released content. Data response plus an open ended question. (2 Hours)
 
Exam Board: Edexcel Full Title: Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Business (9BSO)

Where does it lead?

The career path following on from Business is wide and varied. Careers exist in journalism, music management, media as well as the more conventional commerce route. It’s a generalist subject and as such can be applied in just about every conceivable industry. Ultimately, Business Studies gives students the skills to succeed in everyday life and earn money.

Reading List

Books
AS AQA Business Studies (Wolinski & Coates) (ISBN 978-0-340-95935-0)
A2 AQA Business Studies (Wolinski & Coates) (ISBN 978-0-340-95934-3)
Business Studies AQA A Level (Hall, Jones, Raffo and Anderton) (ISBN 978-1-4058-9221-6)
Published by Pearson Longman

Newspapers
The Guardian
The Times
The Independent

Websites
www.tutor2u.net
www.bized.co.uk
www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk
www.s-cool.co.uk

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