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Business (AS)

Exam Board Specification

Pearson Edexcel AS Business

How the course is assessed

  • 100% exam
  • Theme 1: Marketing and people
  • Theme 2: Managing business activities

2 x 1.5 hours examinations at the end of year 12.

Description of course

Theme 1 and 2 builds knowledge of core business concepts and applies them to business contexts to develop a broad understanding of how businesses work.

Higher education, future careers and progression routes

  • University – business/ business management/ international business / accounting/ law/ events management/ a combined degree or another degree supported with other A levels
  • Apprenticeships: in business or events management and more
  • Employment: Entrepreneur, Administrator, PA, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Promotions, Event Management Accounting, Business Law, Working in the city.

Entry criteria:

Students must meet the Consortium minimum entry criteria for A Level courses, that is, a GCSE grade 4 or higher in English Language, grade 4 or higher in Maths (point score of 44.5 or higher).

To study AS Business, students are also required to have a GCSE grade B/5 in a Business related subject or a grade 5 in English Language if no GCSE.

Additional information:

  • You do not have to have studied business before to choose this course.
  • You can also choose A level Economics as well as A level business

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