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A-Level Business Studies

Background information about studying Business Studies

The first year is basically the same as GCSE business studies and can become quite tedious because of this. However it does get more interesting in the second year which is focused on large businesses instead of sole traders :/.

How will it differ from GCSE?


Not that difficult (except getting those damn evaluation marks in the exams) but it is difficult to revise the knowledge of the course as there is so much of it and annoyingly, hardly any of it comes up in the exam.


Average - just classwork and some revision.

Required Individual Study

Keeping up to date with and analysing the latest business news can help the student to gain knowledge which can be used in exam questions.

How is it assessed?


Four standard exams for the A level. Mostly short essay style anwsers are required but also some shorter questions and [(easy)calculaions].


None - at least not for AQA


There are no practicals involved.

Field trips and excursions

Where can I go with a Business Studies A-Level

It is possible for one to take a Business Studies Degree after gaining an A-level in this area of study. Knowledge of basic business strategies etc should also help in almost any work place

User Opinions

Username: chris_mon

What I like about studying this subject: I find most of the content interesting and looking at a case study also makes the topic less dull.

What I dislike about studying this subject: There is quite a lot of content to learn so it is hard to be very knowledgable in every section. The exams consist of a few quite long questions which require good exam technique in order to achieve high marks.

Username: Confused1991

What I like about studying this subject: Interesting content, easy subject to get high grades, content relavent in day to day life

What I dislike about studying this subject: Some weak content in OCR exam content, Decision trees for example are not often used by business's


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