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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.



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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