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Business AS & A Level at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Business is structured into four themes and consists of three externally examined papers.

Students are introduced to business in Themes 1 and 2 through building knowledge of core business concepts and applying them in business contexts to develop a broad understanding of how businesses work.

Breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, with application to a wider range of contexts and more complex business information, are developed in Themes 3 and 4 (A Level only), requiring students to take a more strategic view of business opportunities and issues.

Students are encouraged to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of business, to understand that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives and to challenge assumptions.

Entry requirements

Merit in Level 2 Business or GCSE Grade C in English and Mathematics.


AS Only

  • Marketing and people
    50% weighting
  • Managing Business Activities
    50% weighting

A Level Full Course

  • Managing Business Activities
    35% weighting
  • Business activities, decisions and strategy
    35% weighting
  • Investigating business in a competitive environment
    30% weighting
    Examination, using a context document released in November of the previous year.

Future opportunities

This qualification will equip you equally for the world of work or to move on to further/higher education. Careers in engineering or accounting; education opportunities at a range of universities to study Business, Economics, Accounting or Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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