AS/A Level Business

Exam Board

Pearson/Edexcel

Course Entry Requirement

Grade 6+ English and 6+ in Mathematics

Course Overview

There are four main THEMES that students have to study:

Theme 1: Marketing and people:

Students will develop an understanding of:

  • Meeting customer needs
  • The market
  • Marketing mix and strategy
  • Managing people
  • Entrepreneurs and leaders

Theme 2: Managing business activities:

Students will develop an understanding of:

  • Raising finance
  • Financial planning
  • Managing finance
  • Resource management
  • External influences

Theme 3: Business decisions and strategy:

This theme develops the concepts introduced in Theme 2.

  • Business objectives and strategy
  • Business growth
  • Decision-making techniques
  • Influences on business decisions
  • Assessing competitiveness
  • Managing change

Theme 4: Global business:

This theme develops the concepts introduced in Theme 1.

  • Globalisation
  • Global markets and business expansion
  • Global marketing
  • Global industries and companies (multinational corporations)

Assessment

  • Unit 1 and 4 = 35%
  • Unit 2 and 3 = 35%
  • Controlled assessment (Units 1-4) = 30%

Support Materials

We have online PowerPoints for each Unit.

  • Edexcel Business A Level Year 1: Including AS, 26 Jun 2015, by Ian Marcouse and Andrew Hammond
  • Edexcel Business A Level, Ian Marcouse (ISBN: 9781471847813)

Any Specialist Equipment Required?

Pen, Pencil, Calculator, Ruler and a Pen

Key Dates

January and June exams

Clubs or Interventions

Monday 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Future Careers/Uni Courses

  • Financial Services
  • Accountancy
  • Business management
  • Civil Service
  • Market Analyst
  • Journalism
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