AS/A Level Business Course
Exam board: WJEC
AS Level: 2510QS – A Level: 1510QS
A-level Business considers strategies for larger businesses and how managers might measure the performance of a business. It starts with a comparison of the objectives of the company as a whole and distinguishes them from the objectives of each department. The A- Level syllabus also equips you with skills to analyse financial information and external influences on a business.
If you have a passion for Business and you are interested in the stock exchange or new business ventures this is the course for you. You will gain the skills to analyse real life case studies for companies such as Amazon, Apple, Rolls Royce and Tesco. Business studies will also equip you with the skills to analyse key financial data to help business decision making. Overall you will develop essential skills required to run a business such as in Business Management, Accounting and Finance, Marketing and Human Resource Management.
What subjects combine with Business?
Business combines with any other arts or science subjects but in particular Maths, English, Government and Politics, Psychology, and Sociology complement the subject well.
To study A Level Business you need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4-9 / C or above including English Language and Mathematics.
The WJEC AS and A level in Business specification introduces learners to the dynamic business environment and the importance of entrepreneurial activity in creating business opportunities and sustaining business growth. Learners will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of essential skills required for higher education and employment.
At AS Level students study two units:
At A2 level students develop a deeper understanding of business through two further units:
WJEC A Level Business is a unitised specification which allows for an element of staged assessment.
Assessment opportunities will be available in the summer assessment period each year,
until the end of the life of the specification.
This specification is divided into a total of 4 units, 2 AS units and 2 A2 units. Weightings noted below are expressed in terms of the full A level qualification.
AS Level Assessments
A2 Level Assessments
Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment.
For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.
We can arrange access arrangements and assess you with our special assessor. The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits the exams.
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