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  • A-Level Business

    Business 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.

    • Course Description

      A Level Business

      Course code: NALV02

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      Course duration: 24 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: Pearson Edexcel A-Level A Level Business

      Awarding body: Pearson Edexcel

      The first time this exam can be taken is 2017, if you are looking to take your A-Level sooner please check out our Fast Track A-Levels.

      Business 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.

    • Business course overview

      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.

      Skills gained

      • 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.

      Course content

      Theme 1: Marketing and People

      Module 1: Meeting customer needs

      Module 2: The market

      Module 3: Marketing mix and strategy

      Module 4: Managing people

      Module 5: Entrepreneurs and leaders

      Unit 2: Managing Business Activities

      Module 1: Raising finance

      Module 2: Financial planning

      Module 3: Managing finance

      Module 4: Resource management

      Module 5: External influence

      Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy

      Module 1: Business objectives and strategies

      Module 2: Business growth

      Module 3: Decision-making techniques

      Module 4: Influences on business decisions

      Module 5: Assessing competitiveness

      Module 6: Managing change

      Theme 4: Global Business

      Module 1: Globalisation

      Module 2: Global marketing and business expansion

      Module 3: Global marketing

      Module 4: Global industries and companies

      Assessment

      The Pearson Edexcel A-Level Business qualification is gained once all 3 exam papers are successfully completed along with coursework. These exams are administered by the Pearson Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your coursework requirements.

      In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Paper based pack

      This course is currently only available in paper-based format.

      We will send a study pack to you by courier, including your course materials and a study guide to help you through the student process.

      Your study guide is crammed full of tips and information to help you get the most out of the learning experience, student skills, techniques for writing your assessment answers and instructions for submitting your TMAs online for marking by your specialist tutor.

      Your tutor marked assessments are only accepted online, rather than by post.

      Tutor support

      Our A-Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it.

      You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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      Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

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