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For those aspiring to own their own business or interested in how a successful business works, consider taking your A-Level Business Studies online with us. You could be the next Lord Sugar.

Learn from your mistakes, only work with people who share your vision and culture and most importantly, focus on your customer’ – Alan Sugar

Explore the rules and strategies of business management, methods of marketing and the importance of relationships with customers.

Course Content

Once you have successfully completed your course and taken and passed your exams, you will receive your fully recognised Edexcel Business Studies A Level.

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  • Meeting customer needs
  • The market
  • Marketing mix and strategy
  • Managing people
  • Entrepreneurs and leaders [/accordion]

[accordion title=”THEME 2: MANAGING BUSINESS ACTIVITIES” connect=”836″]

  • Raising finance
  • Financial planning
  • Managing finance
  • Resource management
  • External influence [/accordion]

[accordion title=”THEME 3: BUSINESS DECISIONS AND STRATEGY” connect=”836″]

  • Business objectives and strategies
  • Business growth
  • Decision-making techniques
  • Influences on business decisions
  • Assessing competitiveness
  • Managing change [/accordion]

[accordion title=”THEME 4: GLOBAL BUSINESS” connect=”836″]

  • Globalisation
  • Global markets and business expansion
  • Global marketing
  • Global industries and companies (multinational corporations) [/accordion] [/agroup]

Assessment

To achieve the full Business Studies A Level you must take the A-Level exams. You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

These 3 paper-based exams will be assessed across the four themes. A more detailed breakdown of the details of the exams is provided below:

Paper 1: Marketing, People and Global Business – 9BS0/01

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Any content from themes 1-4 and from local, national and global contexts.
  • Assessment format: Data response questions including one extended open-response question.

Paper 2: Business Activities, Decisions and Strategy – 9BS0/02

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Any content from themes 2-3 and from local, national and global contexts.
  • Assessment format: Data response questions including one extended open-response question

Paper 3: Investigating Business in a Competitive Environment – 9BS0/03

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 30% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Any content from all themes and from local, national and global contexts.
  • Assessment format: Data response questions including one extended open-response question
  • For Paper 3, there will be a pre-released context document sent to you by the examination centre once you are registered for the exam.

[agroup first=”0″ connect=”968″] [accordion title=”COURSE DURATION” connect=”968″] You have 2 years to complete this course. Your only deadlines are the A-Level examinations, which take place in June. You can book onto these examinations whenever you are ready and we can provide you with a list of exam centres to help you with this. Students are advised to contact Pearson Edexcel exam centres well in advance of their intended exam dates, as cut-off dates sometimes change. [/accordion] [accordion title=”STUDY METHOD” connect=”968″] This course enables you to study for an A-Level in Business Studies by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or via email, you choose! Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course pack will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress. [/accordion] [accordion title=”COURSE OUTCOME” connect=”968″] Upon successful completion, the exams of you will receive an A-Level in Business Studies issued by Edexcel. You will be responsible for booking these exams yourself or you can see our A Level Business Studies inc Exams [/accordion] [/agroup]

Course Curriculum

Unit 1
MARKETING AND PEOPLE 6 months
Unit 2
MANAGING BUSINESS ACTIVITIES 6 months
Unit 3
BUSINESS DECISIONS AND STRATEGY 6 months
Unit 4
GLOBAL BUSINESS 6 months

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