How will I be examined? Exam Paper Paper 1
Components Based on core topics
Exam Length/ Weighting 1 hour 15 minutes 40% AS 20% A2
Based on core topics
1 hour 30 minutes
Breakdown of Exam Section A: 4 short answer questions Section B: Essay on core curriculum (1 from a choice of 3 questions) 2 data response questions
60% AS 30% A2 Paper 3
Based on core and extension topics
3 hours 50% A2
Case study: 5 questions + 1 essay (from a choice of 2)
What do I need to take this course?
No previous study of the subject is assumed, but IGCSE in Business Studies is an advantage An interest in business issues is essential Grade B in GCSE Maths Grade C in English What can I do after I finish this course? By the end of this course you will understand the nature of business and its role in society and have an appreciation of the diverse issues that are associated with business activity. You will also have developed skills in decision-making and problem solving, the management of information and effective communication. These skills are valuable for both further studies and in most careers. A Level Business Studies is widely recognised and is accepted by universities and employers as proof of essential knowledge and ability. As well as providing an excellent base for a career in all kinds of business, it is also useful for those thinking of careers in law, economics and accounting.