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A-Level Business

The course specification is divided into topics, each covering different key concepts of Business. A-Level Business will help to develop a range of important and transferable skills such as presenting arguments and making recommendations on the basis of the available evidence, and problem-solving.

A-level Business Studies is known as an inter-disciplinary subject where you combine elements of accountancy, management science, economics, social psychology and law. Business is a contemporary and “real world” subject sought after by many employers. A-level Business gives you a thorough grounding in the skills required for today’s rapidly changing business world. Employers are always keen to employ individuals with a good understanding of business and this course will provide you with exactly that.

You will gain skills in all aspects of running a business and we even cover the skills required to start your own. You will also be able to understand and appreciate the nature and scope of business, and the role it plays in society. You will develop a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value. A-level Business will give you the tools and information required to understand how businesses are created, managed and become successful.

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
  • Exam pass guarantee (If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

A-Level Business will help to develop a range of important and transferable skills such as presenting arguments and making recommendations on the basis of the available evidence, and problem-solving.
Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

Guaranteed exam centre

Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

Proactive tutors

We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.

Awarding body: AQA
Our course ref: A008
Qualification code: 7132

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Course Duration

An A-level course takes about 250-300 hours plus extra time for assignment work you submit to your tutor. You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. If you need longer, this, of course can be arranged.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.

Assessment

Official exams

You will be required to complete the three standard written exams:

  • 2 hours, 33.3% of marks
  • 2 hours, 33.3% of marks
  • 2 hours, 33.3% of marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.

Assignments

During your course, you’ll be required to complete the following:

  • 1 introductory assignment
  • 10 assignments

These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Business, issued by AQA (7132) This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.

Additional Information
Difficulty
Level 3
Entry requirements
A general education up to GCSE level or equivalent is recommended for this course. This is an online course so you will also need access to the internet.
UCAS Points
56
Section 1
What is business?
  • The nature and purpose of business
  • Different business forms
  • The external environment

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Costs vary between test centres and please be aware that we can organise a local exam centre for you or you can choose your own.

Additional texts may need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

Yes. There is one additional fee of £350, which covers the costs of all your exams for this subject. Your personal tutor can provide more details.
Yes, there is a set text that will come free with the course as e-books: (1) AQA A-level Business For AS, I Marcous, A Hammond and N Watson, Hodder Education 2015. (2) AQA A-level Business For A-level, I Marcous, A Hammond and N Watson, Hodder Education 2015. Additional books you're required to read include: Maths Skills for A Level Business Studies, D Mansell, Oxford University Press 2014.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

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Christian King

Wish I had opted for this course at school – but didn’t. I’m doing this course in my gap year before going to uni as my degree has a business element to it and I need to improve my knowledge of the subject.

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