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Business Studies A Level at Audenshaw Sixth Form College

Course description

Year 12 - Curriculum Information

AS Level

It is not necessary for students to have studied GCSE Business Studies in order to take A Level. However, we do require students to have a strong grasp of numeracy and literacy, and therefore require them to have grade B in Maths and English. 

Students follow the AQA exam board. All students will sit 2 Units. The first Unit will be an exam based unit where they will be tested on key functional areas of a business.  This unit is worth 20% of the overall A Level and 40% of the AS.

The second Unit is also exam based and is worth 30% of the overall A Level and 60% of the AS.

Year 13 - Curriculum Information

A2 Level

All students again will sit a further 2 Units. 
Unit 3 looks at larger businesses and concentrates of strategy and objectives. The Unit is exam based and is worth 25% of the overall A Level.

Unit 4 has a research element to it where students will be given a topic to research during class time.  They will then be given essay questions to complete in the exam.  Again, this Unit is worth 25% of the overall A Level.

To enrich the course students will take part in enterprise days, mini projects such as student investor where students can compete in a national share competition. Over the course of the two years students will attend a department trip to support coursework.

 

Assessment

See above boxes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Audenshaw Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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