Business

Exam Board: Pearson (Edexcel)

The course is for learners who are interested in learning about the business sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in business-related subjects. Students do not need to have studied Business Studies at GCSE to complete the course.

Assessment

Paper 1 (35% of grade): You will tackle data response and essay questions on marketing, people and global businesses – this is the content you study in Theme 1 and Theme 4.

Paper 2 (35% of grade): You will tackle data response and essay questions on business activities, decisions and strategy – this is the content you study in Theme 2 and Theme 3.

Paper 3 (30% of grade): You will have a research task before the exam. The questions in the exam—data response and essay questions—are linked to the context you will research.

Where can it lead?

Success in this A-Level can lead to many university courses and Further Education courses such as:

It is also ideal preparation for careers in accounting, finance and management.