Business

Course specification: EDEXCEL: 9BS0

Content of AS Level

  • What is business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve marketing performance
  • Decision making to improve operational performance
  • Decision making to improve financial performance
  • Decision making to improve human resource performance

Paper 1 all content above (50% of AS Level)

The assessment will consist of 10 multiple choice questions, short answer questions and data response questions.

Paper 2 all content above (50% of AS Level)

The assessment will consist of a compulsory case study and questions.

Content of A Level

  • What is business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve marketing performance
  • Decision making to improve operational performance
  • Decision making to improve financial performance
  • Decision making to improve human resource performance
  • Analysing the strategic position of business
  • Choosing strategic direction
  • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
  • Managing strategic change

Paper 1 all content above

The assessment will consist of 15 multiple choice questions, short answer questions and two essay questions.

Paper 2 all content above

The assessment will consist of three data response compulsory questions.

Paper 3 all content above

The assessment will consist of a compulsory case study and questions.

(Each paper is 33.3% of A Level)

Key skills

  • A strong interest in the world of business
  • Calculations
  • Interpreting data
  • Making and presenting arguments
  • Making judgements and conducting research

Enrichment opportunities

  • St Mary’s School, Cambridge Enterprise Scheme

Higher Education and career prospects

A Level Business opens up a wide range of Higher Education and career opportunities, including accountancy, marketing and human resources.

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