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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.
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Course code: 9BS0
Delivery method: Online
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 the full A Level exams can be taken is June 2017, the AS exams can be taken from June 2016.
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.
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.
Module 1: Meeting customer needs
Module 2: The market
Module 3: Marketing mix and strategy
Module 4: Managing people
Module 5: Entrepreneurs and leaders
Module 1: Raising finance
Module 2: Financial planning
Module 3: Managing finance
Module 4: Resource management
Module 5: External influence
Module 1: Business objectives and strategies
Module 2: Business growth
Module 4: Influences on business decisions
Module 5: Assessing competitiveness
Module 6: Managing change
Module 1: Globalisation
Module 2: Global marketing and business expansion
Module 3: Global marketing
Module 4: Global industries and companies
The Pearson Edexcel A-Level Business qualification is gained once all 3 exam papers are successfully completed. 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.
The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).
The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
Our Self-Learning Courses let you choose when you want to learn and how fast you want to go. Our Course is designed for the self-study method, and most students are fine without help. However, we understand every student is not the same, you can choose to add one year of tutor support for only £55 per year .You will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. One-on-one Support: One-on-one Tutors are available online across all subjects. All Tutors are fully qualified. When working one-on-one with a tutor, the child is the session’s focus. Individual students receive better and more personalised feedback. One-on-one tutoring can help you learn more than just the answer to a problem. Tutoring is flexible based on needs. A personal tutor will take the time to understand the child’s strengths and weaknesses and work with them and their parents to establish common goals. The tutor will provide undivided attention to the student’s specific needs, adapting as necessary to achieve a common goal throughout the session. One-on-one tutoring fees start from £30 per hour. Please get in touch with us if you need one-on-one tutor support.
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