The Business Studies A2 level Course is the second half of a full A Level, and is designed to carry on with the teachings taught from the AS Level course. This course will continue to teach many of the skills required for business life in the rapidly changing world of the new millennium.
One of our most popular home study courses, it assumes no prior knowledge, although it is an advantage to have some background in accounting and mathematics. New topics include the “dot com” phenomenon and how to start a new business.
The full A Level qualification consists of an AS and A2 Syllabus and would be split into four modules, reflecting the new four module examination structure of A levels. This course is the A2 Level only and can only be completed on successful completion of the AS Level syllabus. If you are looking to complete the full A Level then you would need to buy the full A Level course for £350.00.
Please Note: You can only register for this course if you have successfully completed the exact same AQA syllabus at AS Level. If you have completed a different syllabus then it is highly unlikely that it will be compatible with the syllabus you have studied.
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).
You are required to have completed the AS level syllabus before starting on an A2 syllabus.
This course prepares candidates for the AQA Business Studies A2 syllabus 2130 for examinations in June 2010 and later years. You are required to have completed the AQA Business Studies AS level syllabus 1130 before starting the A2 Level Course.
This specification is designed to:
Enable candidates to focus on the dynamic nature of the contemporary business world
Provide opportunities for research into topical business issues
Offer opportunities for the development and application of a full range of academic skills
Explore real business situations
Be practical in the application of business concepts
Understand the role of the entrepreneur and business in society.
At A2, this specification considers strategies for larger businesses and how managers might measure the performance of the business. Finally, it considers the effects that external factors can have on businesses and how a business can plan for and manage change, including leadership style and change in business culture.
No Coursework with this syllabus.
We will admit Candidates for A Level Courses who have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C and above. These would ideally include English and Maths.
Business Studies for A Level by Ian Marcouse, Malcolm Surridge, Nigel Watson, Ian Swift, Andrew Hammond & Marie Brewer. (ISBN-10: 0340966904 - ISBN-13: 978-0340966907)
Every student receives a personal tutor with whom they need to keep in regular contact. The essential relationship between student and tutor begins with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan. All tutors are fully qualified teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. So when you enrol on a course you can be assured of the assistance of a professionally qualified subject specific tutor.
There is no limit on how often you can contact your tutor. The advice and encouragement our tutors provide are an important part of your learning experience. You can contact your tutor by Phone, Post or Email. There are tutor-marked assignments (TMA’s) in every course. These help the student to consolidate their learning and prepare for examinations. All tutors have a local rate telephone number such as a 0845 number. This means that when you phone your tutor it will only cost you the price of a local call. Whilst you are still actively submitting assignments, you should expect to be in contact with your tutor regularly. Remember, to get the most out of your tutor, you will need to tell them when you need assistance.
There are approximately 300 testing centres in the UK, so finding one close by should not be very difficult. In December/January we contact you to start arranging your examination dates.
Registered students can also access a list of exam centre's for their postcode area which have been used in the past 12 months by previous students.
We always try to give whatever help we can with examination information, but the entering of Candidates for examinations and any dealings with the examination centre’s are entirely the responsibility of the student.
Nearest Examination Dates:
A Level Examination Fees:
On average A Level examination fees are approximately £20.00 per exam, plus an administration fee which is at the discretion of the examination centre.
Studying from Abroad:
It is possible to study A2 Level Courses from anywhere in the world. However some home study courses are easier to study from abroad than others and some restrictions to the type of tuition available apply. If you wish to study an A2 Level then you will need to sit the examinations in the UK. Please remember that most A2 Levels have several examinations which may well be spread over several weeks.