Level 5 at GCSE Business studies and GCSE Maths Level 4
The A‐Level GCE Business Studies assumes no previous knowledge of the subject. Everyone starts with a level playing field; a fresh start with an equal opportunity to excel. Although you will need to use maths in the form of percentages the intention is that the subject is accessible to all with a reasonable GCSE pass at mathematics. Business attracts all students and represents a challenging, interesting and accessible A Level. Russell Group Universities value the A Level for providing breadth. The course introduces students to the world of business through building knowledge of core concepts and applying them to business contexts to develop a broad understanding of how businesses work. Students are encouraged to use an enquiring, critical andthoughtful approach to the study of business, understand that business behaviour can be studies from a range of perspectives and challenge assumptions.
All work in Business Studies is assessed against these 4 Assessment Objectives.
Demonstrate knowledge of terms, concepts, theories, methods and models to show an
understanding of how individuals and organisations are affected by and respond to business issues.
Apply knowledge and understanding to various business contexts to show how individuals and organisations
are affected by and respond to issues.
Analyse issues within business, showing an understanding of the impact on individuals and organisations of
external and internal influences.
Evaluate quantitative and qualitative information to make informed judgements and propose evidence‐based
solutions to business issues.
This is a linear qualification with all exams undertaken at the end of 2 years.
Year 1 Topics
Year 2 Topics
Exams in summer of year 13:
Exam Board: AQA
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