A Level Business Studies

A Level Courses

Course Description

Qualification: A Level Business Studies (9BSO)

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Support: Up to 2 years

Exams: May/June 2020 or May /June 2021

UCAS Points: Yes - Dependent on Grades

Study Time: 360 Guided Learning Hours - 700 Hours Total Study

PAYMENT DETAILS:

Paying in Full: £449

Paying in Stages: 10 monthly payments of £50. Your first payment will be £50, then a direct debit will be set up for the remaining nine payments. Only available to students with a UK bank account. 

Two A Levels: Enter code AL50 at checkout to receive £50 off (Full payment only).
Three A Levels: Enter code AL200 at checkout to receive £200 off (Full payment only).

HOW IT WORKS:

This course will prepare you for sitting your A Level in Business Studies. You will be able to gain up to 56 UCAS points to aid in your University application process.

We provide you with support for up to two years but it is entirely up to you how quickly you work through and when you sit the exams.

Exams take place once a year in May/June. You may choose to study 'fast track' and aim for the next available dates or you may choose to take a methodical approach and take them at a later date. The choice is entirely yours.

You can study the course online through a portal or receive a hard copy delivered in folders that is yours to keep.

Throughout the course you are fully supported so if you come across anything you are unsure of you can contact your tutor by email. You also have a support team by telephone.

At the end of each section you will complete an assignment which you will email to your tutor. This doesn't count towards your end grade but it allows the tutor to ensure you are on the right track and help iron out any problem areas. Assignments consist of exam style questions so are effectively mini mock exams. The idea is that by the end of the course you are fully up to speed and confident you will achieve the grade you require.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no entry requirements but it is recommended that you have studied the subject at GCSE Level to grade C or above. 

SYLLABUS

Qualification code: 9BSO

Theme 1: Marketing and People

  • Meeting customer needs
  • The market
  • Marketing mix and strategy
  • Managing people
  • Entrepreneurs and leaders

Theme 2: Managing Business Activities

  • Raising finance
  • Financial planning
  • Managing finance
  • Resource management
  • External influence

Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy

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

Theme 4: Global Business

  • Globalisation
  • Global markets and business expansion
  • Global marketing
  • Global industries and companies (multinational corporations)

 You can view the full specification here.

EXAMS AND ASSESSMENT

Exams take place in May/June of each year. It is the responsibility of the student to book their exams. Exam centres will charge and the price can vary so it is wise to investigate prior to enrolment.

You can view a list of UK exam centres here:

A Level Business consists of three paper-based exams that are assessed across the four themes listed above. A breakdown of the three papers follows:

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

  • Type: Written Examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighting: 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
  • Weighting: 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
  • Weighting: 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 and 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.

 

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