Business Studies

Qualification: A-Level

Awarding Body:
Eduqas
Length of Course:
2 Years

When studying Business Studies at A-level, students will develop their existing knowledge of businesses and the environment in which they operate; by either extending their knowledge gained at GCSE level or developing their current understanding of the business environment. They will achieve this by concentrating on the four main functional areas of  a business; marketing, production/operations, human resources and finance, as well as considering the internal and external factors which affect the decision making process of a business.

This is a linear course which requires students to work towards the completion of two exams in Year 12 and three exams at the end of Year 13. The course will focus on developing team working, research, communication, presentation, theory knowledge, application, analytical and evaluation skills, which will be vital for further education and all career paths.

 

 

AS-Level (Year 12)
Paper 1 – AS Business 1 Paper 2 – AS Business 2
Assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hr 30 mins
  • 80 marks in total
  • 50% of A-level
Assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hr 30 mins
  • 80 marks in total
  • 50% of A-level

 

 

A-Level (Year 13)
Paper 1 – Business 1 Paper 2 – Business 2 Paper 3 – Business 3
Assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 100 marks in total
  • 33.3% of A-level
Assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 100 marks in total
  • 33.3% of A-level
Assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 100 marks in total
  • 33.3% of A-level

 

 

Relevance to Further Study and Careers

Business Studies is a very popular choice for university courses and it can be combined with a wide range of subjects, including languages, law, work placements, mathematics and accounting. It can form the basis for fantastic career opportunities including those in banking, management, finance and accounting, human resources, marketing, production, law, government and politics.

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

Students do not need to have previously studied GCSE Business Studies in order to access this course however the A-level does build on knowledge gained at GCSE. The GCSE entry requirements are a Grade 5 in GCSE English and a Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics