The course includes two major components – AS and A2. The AS level may be sat as a separate exam (and qualification) in its own right.
Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study.
Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions.
There are fifteen tutor-marked assignments (known as TMAs).
The course covers the syllabus in four modules, to match the AQA examinations set in June 2014 and later years. These are:
This course prepares candidates for the AQA Business Studies AS level syllabus 1131 (for examinations from 2014). Most home schooling students will then study the A2 syllabus 2131. The full advanced Level qualification comprises AS and A2. We have chosen this syllabus as it is the most suited to home schooling.
Assessment is by four written papers. Details are given below.
AS, Unit 1 Unit Code: BUSS1 Planning and Financing a Business
Unit 2 BUSS2 Managing a Business
A2, Unit 3 BUSS3 Strategies for Success
Questions leading to extended answers, drawing upon knowledge from AS units. Unseen case study
Unit 4 BUSS4 The Business Environment and Managing Change
Pre-release research tasks leading to the first section of a two section examination. The set topic will not be announced until the beginning of February in the year of your examination. It is vital that you find out what the research topic is and allow yourself plenty of time for independent research.
The second section will consist of choice of essays. All questions will be essay-style and synoptic, therefore drawing upon knowledge from all four units.
Within A Level Home Education there are the following subjects