A-Level Business


An A-Level in Business gives you a comprehensive range of skills to enable you to perform in the fast-moving world of business. As an inter-disciplinary subject; you will learn an in-demand level of understanding in a range of business areas.

The course will introduce you to accountancy, management science, economics, social psychology and law. Whether you want to gain more responsibility at work and secure a more senior management role, or whether you want to go out and start your own business; this is the course that’ll prepare you best.

SKU: X908 Category:

250 – 300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points

AQA Awarding Body

Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2022.
You will be required to complete the three standard written exams.

Official exams

  • Paper 1: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-Level, 100 marks.
  • Paper 2: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-Level, 100 marks.
  • Paper 3: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-Level, 100 marks.

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own.

During your course, you’ll be required to complete a number of assignments.

These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.

Course Content

This module will give you a foundation of the nature and purpose of business, developing your understanding of common business objectives and different forms of business. You’ll cover the difference between sole traders, public limited companies, and the private sector while understanding that businesses operate within an external environment which can affect cost and demand.
All great businesses are made up of teams led by great managers! So, this section will teach you exactly what a manager does day-to-day, and how effective decision making and leadership styles impact a business.
  • Setting marketing objectives
  • Understanding markets and customers
  • Making marketing decisions
  • Using the marketing mix
  • Influences on the marketing mix
  • Setting operational objectives
  • Analysing operational performance
  • Increasing efficiency and productivity
  • Improving quality
  • Managing inventory and supply chains
  • Setting financial objectives
  • Analysing financial performance
  • Making financial decisions
  • Setting human resource objectives
  • Analysing HR performance
  • Organisational design
  • Improving motivation and engagement
  • Improving employer-employee relations
For a business to grow, it needs a clear mission, corporate objective and strategy. In this module, you’ll discover how to assess the impact of strategic positioning by understanding Porter’s five forces; particularly, you’ll focus on the implications of these forces for strategic and functional decision making and profits.
  • Strategic direction
  • Choosing how to compete
  • A change in scale
  • Innovation
  • Internationalisation
  • Digital technology
  • Managing change
  • Managing organisational culture
  • Managing strategic implementation
  • Strategic problems
  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X908
  • Qualification code: 7132

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Entry Requirements

A general education up to GCSE level or equivalent is recommended for this course. This is an online course so you will also need access to the internet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. There will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking. Your personal tutor can provide more details.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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