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Business Studies AS/A2 Level at Woodlands School

Course description


To encourage candidates to develop 

  •  Investigation skills
  • Identify business problems
  • Plan appropriate investigations into such problems
  • Promote a holistic understanding of business and enterprise
  • Justify decisions using both qualitative and quantitative methods, taking into account opportunity cost.

Course content


Advanced Subsidiary GCE

Consists of two mandatory units externally assessed and forms 50% of the overall A Level

F291: An Introduction to Business 40% AS 20% A Level

Considers way in which businesses operate and effect of external business environment, with emphasis on strategic importance of clear short-term and long-term objectives.

F292: Business Functions 60% AS 30% A Level

Recognises interrelationships between the four main behavioural functions of business and for an organisation to be a success, decisions have to be taken in context to the organisation’s wider objectives and its resources.

Advanced GCE

A2 builds upon AS and consists of two mandatory AS units

F297: Strategic Management 60% A2 30% A Level

Compulsory unit where the unifying theme is choosing and justifying strategy and as such candidates are expected to demonstrate an analytical and evaluative approach to the unit content of AS and must also draw upon one of the A2 optional units.

F293: Marketing 40% A2 20% A Level

Develops critical awareness of the theories, concepts and decision-making tools, and uses marketing information in relation to aspects of organisational structure and activity and the environment within which marketing activity takes place.

Entry requirements


Minimum entry requirement is grade B in Business Studies at GCSE or grade B in English Language and Mathematics.



Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woodlands School directly.

Last updated date: 13 May 2015

Key information

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