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Business And Management

A level Applied Business

Qualification AS / A2

Examination Board WJEC

Course Description

A level business studies will enable candidates to focus on the dynamic nature of the contemporary business world. The course will:

  • Provide opportunities for research into topical business issues.
  • Offer opportunities for the development and application of a full range of academic skills.
  • Explore real business situations.
  • Be practical in the application of business concepts
  • Understand the role of the entrepreneur and business in society.

AS/A2 Units

The first year of the AS course covers topics such as:

Unit 1: Planning and financing a business

Unit 2: Managing a business.

The second year completes the A’ level with topics such as:

Unit 3: Strategies for success

Unit 4: The business environment and change.


Unit 1: 40% of AS, 20% of A level 1 hour 15 minutes examination 60 marks. Short answer questions and extended responses based on a mini case study.

Unit 2: 60% of AS, 30% of A level
1 hour 30 minutes examination
80 marks. Compulsory, multi-part data response questions.

Unit 3: 25% of A level 1 hour 45 minutes examination 80 marks. Questions requiring extended answers based on an unseen case study drawing upon knowledge from AS units.

Unit 4: 25% of A level 1 hour 45 minutes examination 80 marks. Pre-release research tasks leading to the first section of a two section examination.


5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English language and maths or equivalent.


Successful completion of the business studies A level will see students progress to a wide variety of destinations including higher education, particularly business related courses or those combined with subjects such as IT or language. Alternatively there are opportunities in employment.

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Course Length:

2 Years

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