Business Studies A level

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Description

With a mixture of different subjects relating to business and organisations, this home study course aims to root your understanding of business studies in the real world and will suggest practical ways of improving your business knowledge.

Components and/or options

  • Business Studies A2
  • Business Studies AS

This distance learning course combines a variety of business-related topics to give students a good grounding in the essentials of business studies.

An understanding of business studies is becoming increasingly important in a world where advances in technology and communication have taken centre stage.

NEC's A level in business studies teaches students advanced business skills and …

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With a mixture of different subjects relating to business and organisations, this home study course aims to root your understanding of business studies in the real world and will suggest practical ways of improving your business knowledge.

Components and/or options

  • Business Studies A2
  • Business Studies AS

This distance learning course combines a variety of business-related topics to give students a good grounding in the essentials of business studies.

An understanding of business studies is becoming increasingly important in a world where advances in technology and communication have taken centre stage.

NEC's A level in business studies teaches students advanced business skills and helps them to develop a depth of knowledge that will prove invaluable, whether they choose to pursue further education or a career in business or management.

Benefits

  • examine the different forms of management and how to establish an organisational structure
  • find out about the ways in which the marketplace and government can effect businesses
  • develop a wide range of important problem-solving and decision-making business skills
  • explore many of the legal and financial aspects of starting and developing a business

Topics include

  • Unit 1: Starting a business and financial planning
  • Unit 2: Managing a business
  • Unit 3: Strategies for success
  • Unit 4: The business environment and managing change

Entry requirements and hours of study

  • A general education up to GCSE level is advisable.
  • You should allow 150 hours of study for the AS and 150 hours for the A2, plus extra time for completing assignments.

Specification

AQA, full A level:2130, AS:1131, A2:2131

Recommended texts

You will need to buy the following essential text book:

AS: Marcouse, I et al., AQA Business Studies for AS, 2nd edition, Hodder Education, 2011 (ISBN 978 1444 12246 6).

A2: Marcouse, I et al., AQA Business Studies for A2, Hodder Education, 2009 (ISBN 9780340973578).

Coursework

No coursework. Two exams for the AS, 1hr15mins (60 marks) and 1hr30mins (80 marks). Two exams for the A2, each 1hr45mins and worth 80 marks.

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