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BUSINESS is the ultimate life skill. Understanding the cut and thrust of how the world works gives you a real advantage in any career.

Description
A Level Business

Course code: 9BS0

Delivery method: Classroom / Online and Paper Based

Course duration: 24 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: Pearson Edexcel A-Level A Level Business

Awarding body: Pearson Edexcel

Studying A Level Business at Castle School  is the ultimate life skill. Understanding the cut and thrust of how the world works gives you a real advantage in any career. In this course you will study a wide range of business subjects both in the UK and globally. A fantastic wide introduction to the subject that will give you great preparation for your career.

Overview / Skills

During this A-Level Business course you will explore meeting customer needs, the market and management you will go on to understand how this relates to business objectives, managing change and globalisation.

Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Pearson Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Pearson Edexcel A-Level Business.

Developing a enthusiasm for business
Gaining holistic understanding of business, and a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet societies needs and ants.


Understanding of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by individuals and organisations.


Acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills including decision makings, the challenging of assumptions and critical analysis
Apply numerical skills in a range of business contexts.

Course outline

This course is divided into 3 units:

Unit 1: Marketing, people and global business from themes 1 and 4 as well as local, national and global contexts.

Written examination: 2 hours. 35% of A Level. 100 Marks (2 sections, A and B each comprises of one data response question broken down into a number of parts, including one extended open response question)

Unit 2: Business activities, decisions and strategy from themes 2 and 3 as well as local, national and global contexts.

Written examination: 2 hours. 35% of A Level. 100 Marks (2 sections, A and B each comprises of one data response question broken down into a number of parts, including one extended open response question)

Unit 3: Investigating business in a competitive environment from all themes as well as local, national and global contexts.

Written examination: 2 hours. 30% of A Level. 100 Marks (2 sections, A and B each comprises of one data response question broken down into a number of parts, including one extended open response question)

This Unit will focus on a context document released on the Pearson Website the November of the year preceding your exams. The first question will focus on the broad context provided. The second will focus on at least one strand within the context provides such as a particular business.

Each section will contain unseen stimulus materials with both quantitative and qualitative evidence and students will apply their knowledge and understand from all themes and the broad context.

Research or investigation data cannot be taken into the examination.