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Business Studies A Level at Tollbar Academy

Course description

AS Level
What will I study?
Over the year you will look at why businesses exist, how businesses set objectives and
be introduced to the importance of finance in analysing the performance of a business.
You will also look at the study of management and leadership as well as covering an
overview into the main functional areas in business and the way they interact with
each other.
How is the course examined?
All exams are 1.5 hours and cover the whole specification. They both have 80 marks
and they all have an equal weighting of 50% of the AS Level.
Paper 1: Business 1
Three compulsory sections:
• Section A has 10 multiple choice questions (MCQs) worth 10 marks;
• Section B has short answer questions worth 20 marks;
• Section C has data response stimuli questions worth 25 marks.
Paper 2: Business 2
One compulsory case study followed by approximately seven questions.
How will I be assessed? • Case-study based examinations;
• Mini-part data response questions;
• Essays.
A Level
What will I study?
In the first year you will look at why businesses exist, how businesses set objectives
and be introduced to the importance of finance in analysing the performance of a
business.
You will also look at the study of management and leadership as well covering an
overview into the main functional areas in business and the way they interact with
each other.
In the second year of the course, first year subject material is explored in more depth,
with emphasis on decision-making at boardroom level. This includes assessing
business strategy and key decision-making associated with marketing, finance, HR and
operations to ensure business success.
How is the course examined?
All exams are 2 hours and cover the whole specification. They all have 100 marks and
they all have an equal weighting of 33.3% of the A Level.
Paper 1: Business 1
Three compulsory sections:
• Section A has 15 multiple choice questions (MCQs) worth 15 marks;
• Section B has short answer questions worth 35 marks;
• Section C has two essay questions (choice of one from two questions on the first
section and one from two questions on the second section) each worth 25 marks.
Paper 2: Business 2
Three data response compulsory questions worth approximately 33 marks each and
made up of three or four part questions.
Paper 3: Business 3
One compulsory case study followed by approximately six questions.
How will I be assessed? • Case-study based examinations;
• Mini-part data response questions;
• Essays.

Entry requirements

• A grade B or above in GCSE Business Studies/Economics or a Humanities GCSE
subject;
• A grade B or above in English and Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tollbar Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 November 2014

Key information

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

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