AQA A Level in Business

Content

In this course you will look into how businesses work in real life, and how different decisions are made within a Business. You will look at how leadership skills are developed and how they make decisions that will impacts parts of the business such as financial performance, marketing performance and operational performance.

Entry

You will need 5 A*-C GCSEs to enter the Sixth Form including English and Maths at grade 4 or above.

Attendance

This is a two year A Level course.

Assessment

Module

Level Module Title Mode of Assessment Type of Questions Brief Outline of Module
Paper 1 A2 Business 1

written exam: 2 hours

100 marks in total

33.3% of A-level

Section A has multiple choice questions.

Section B has short answer questions Section C has extended writing questions

         What is business?

         Managers, leadership and decision making

         Decision making to improve marketing performance

         Decision making to improve operational performance

         Decision making to improve financial performance

         Decision making to improve human resource performance

Paper 2 A2 Business 2

written exam: 2 hours

100 marks in total

33.3% of A-level

Case study with questions
Data response compulsory questions
Paper 3 A2 Business 3

written exam: 2 hours

100 marks in total

33.3% of A-level

Case study with questions

Everything above plus:

         Analysing the strategic position of a business

         Choosing strategic direction

         Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies

         Managing strategic change

Moving On

Using the skills and knowledge you will learn from studying A Level Business you will have a perfect stepping stone to a number of different paths. You could look at a Business course at University, or you can use these skills to help you start your own business or move up the ladder in an existing company.