A Level Business Studies

Course codes: OSC1280 / OSC1299
Official A Level, worth up to 56 UCAS points
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We have a 94% pass rate** with our A Levels, earn up to 56 UCAS points...

  • Gain a fully recognised Edexcel Business Studies A Level
  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Same course as sixth form or college
  • Learn skills in marketing, finance and business growth
  • Open up jobs in accounting, marketing or management
  • Learn online or from a course pack
  • Study at your own pace, in your own environment
  • Choose to include exams and save up to £400*

Understand what it takes to become an entrepreneur and find out what makes businesses grow and become successful…

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Course overview

For those aspiring to own their own business or interested in how a successful business works, consider taking your A Level Business Studies online with us. You could be the next Lord Sugar…

Explore the rules and strategies of business management, methods of marketing and the importance of relationships with customers.

An insightful course with a flexible approach.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

Edexcel A Level in Business Studies (you must take the A Level exam to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

3 paper-based exams.

Course content

Qualification Code: 9BS0

Extra info

Assessment

To achieve the full Business Studies A Level you must take the A Level exams. These take place in May/June every year.
You can add these on or choose to book your own. If you add your exams on, we will book these for you when you are ready. You must take your exams in either Birmingham or Macclesfield.
To achieve the full Business Studies A Level you will be assessed across the four themes. All themes will be assessed by 3 paper-based exams. A more detailed breakdown of the exam is provided below.

Course Duration

You have 2 years to complete this course. Your only deadlines are the A Level examinations, which take place in May/June.
If you add on your exams, just let us know when you are ready and we will book them for you.
If you choose to sort this for yourself, you can book onto these examinations whenever you are ready and we can provide you with a list of exam centres to help you with this. Students are advised to contact Pearson Edexcel exam centres well in advance of their intended exam dates, as cut-off dates sometimes change.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A Level in Business Studies by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or via email – you choose! Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course pack will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this home learning course you will receive an A Level in Business Studies issued by Edexcel.

Thinking of Going to University?

A Levels are assessed primarily through examinations, and in some cases, coursework and/or practicals too, which are then combined to give a final grade. If you are planning to go on to higher education, this grade can then be translated into Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) points. You will be awarded up to 56 points per A Level which can then be added together to reach the total number of UCAS points required by your chosen university.

To help you achieve the best possible grade, our courses include carefully-devised learning activities, as well as a number of tutor-marked assignments, so you get detailed feedback to help you fine-tune your technique before you take the exam. Your assignments can also help your personal tutor to provide you with a predicted grade, where this is required for your university application.

Exam details

Paper 1: Marketing, People and Global Business – 9BS0/01

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Any content from themes 1-4 and from local, national and global contexts
  • Assessment format: Data response questions including one extended open-response question

Paper 2: Business Activities, Decisions and Strategy – 9BS0/02

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Any content from themes 2-3 and from local, national and global contexts
  • Assessment format: Data response questions including one extended open-response question

Paper 3: Investigating Business in a Competitive Environment – 9BS0/03

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 30% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Any content from all themes and from local, national and global contexts
  • Assessment format: Data response questions including one extended open-response question
  • For Paper 3, there will be a pre-released context document sent to you by the examination centre once you are registered for the exam
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