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    Business A Level

    Course information

    Our Business A level course comprises twelve modules: six at AS level and a further six at A level.

    In the AS level, you’ll learn the basics of running a business, including modules dedicated to effective management, good marketing, setting financial and operational objectives and using human resources.

    When you progress to A Level, you’ll build on the knowledge you’ve already established and gain deeper insight into topics like financial control, business environments and change management.

    Business A Level

    Throughout the course, you will progress through fifteen tutor-marked assignments, as well as completing activities and self-assessment tests to ensure you gain a well-rounded knowledge of the subject.

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    Online Course? Paper Based? Somewhere in between? It’s your choice!

    All of our A level Business students receive:

    • Traditional printed learning materials
    • Access to our online resources with on-the-go access to all your regular lessons
    • Unmatched support by a fully qualified teacher online and by phone
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    Examining board and exams

    The Business A Level course has been developed specifically for the AQA Business A level qualification. The syllabus numbers are:



    The AS level component is assessed by two 90-minute exams and three two-hour exams for the A level. These exams take place in May and June each year.

    In order to be awarded an A level, students will need to sit the AS and the 2nd Year components of the course in one summer examination sitting. The AS level may be examined and awarded separately but will not count towards the A level award.

    What can I do with a Business A Level?

    A Business A level is a key foundation for many Higher Education courses. As well as Business Administration and related subjects, the skills and knowledge you learn in this course will help provide a valuable foundation for subject areas like:

    • Accounting
    • Marketing
    • Finance
    • Product Development
    • Sales

    Of course, you may be looking to start a business instead of pursuing a degree. This course will help you understand the fundamentals of running a business, including how to set realistic goals and targets, how to manage people and market your product, and how to deal with change.

    I just wanted to say thank you for all the work and assistance that you gave me. You have been a great tutor and I wouldn't have been able to do it without you.

    Adam Rossmann, Grade A

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    How much does it cost?

    Our Business A Level course fee is £475 with a £95 deposit and then eight monthly instalments of £47.50.

    You will receive support from a fully-qualified tutor holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education. This support includes:

    • Marking all assignments for the course
    • Written answers to specific study problems
    • Telephone contact, if required

    When you begin this course, you will agree on an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser. Your support period lasts up to this examination date.

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    Because we don’t just want you to pass

    We don’t just want you to pass, we want you to excel. In order to help you, we have added a host of free bonus materials. You will get:

    a free ebook copy of the supporting text for the duration of your course accessible from a web browser on your computer, or from the Dynamic Reader App on your mobile or tablet. You can electronically annotate your ebook on either device your notes will sync across the internet.

    Digital Exam Practice via the Dynamic Learning Platform. You will get a series of online revision exam practice papers with mark schemes, expert examiner comment, and sample answers across a range of grades.


    Normally speaking we would expect students to have a minimum of 4 good GCSEs in order to start the Business Studies A level course.  These do not have to include Business Studies  GCSE as the course will take you from first principles.

    If you feel you have other qualifications or experience which would enable you to start the course, please call one of our student advisers on 0800 0111 024 and we can discuss your suitability for the course.

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