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A Level Business Studies

Examination Board:  Edexcel   

Business Studies is a practical course that investigates enterprise and equips students with the skills to start their own business.  Students study both small and larger, established businesses, exploring strategy in a global business context.     

Course modules:  

Theme 1: Marketing and people

Theme 2: Managing business activities

Theme 3: Business decisions and strategy

Theme 4: Global business     

All units are compulsory  

There is no coursework for this subject  

UNIT  

LEVEL  

NAME OF UNIT  

DURATION  

MODE OF  

ASSESSMENT  

 WEIGHTING  

1  

A  

Business 1  

2 Hours  

Written  

33.3%  

2  

A  

Business 2  

2 Hours  

Written  

33.3%  

3  

A  

Business 3  

2 Hours  

Written  

33.3%  

  

How does Business Studies differ from Economics?    

Business Studies is a practical subject which examines how a business operates internally and on a global level.     

Economics looks at how individuals, businesses and nations make economic decisions. It is a more theoretical subject where students will learn to apply the ‘economist’s toolkit’ (a range of economic models) to explain recent and current economic issues.    

Essential Information    

The department is looking for highly committed students, willing to under-take independent research and take some responsibility for their own learning

Should you require additional information, please contact Mr Virk at school.

 How can parents help?     

  • By providing additional resources and a home environment that is conducive to learning.
  • By encouraging regular discussion of current business news.   

Career Opportunities     

Business administration and management, marketing, human resource management, accountancy etc.