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A Level Business Distance Learning Course

A Level Business Distance Learning Course

[ UALV03-2015 ]

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Course Description


ABOUT THIS COURSE

This distance learning A Level Business course has been designed to the latest specifications. The first available exam dates for this version of the Pearson Edexcel Business A Level are in June 2017.

Business qualifications are increasingly sought after by employers, and are a great platform for higher education. This new course has a wide ranging syllabus, taking in global and domestic business practices, making it an attractive option for those seeking a broad introduction to the subject.

As a distance learning student, you can fit your studies around any work or family commitments in a way that suits you.

COURSE DETAILS

  • Course Length - 24 Months
  • Award Received - Peason Edexcel A Level in Business
  • Course Code: UALV03


COURSE DESCRIPTION
In accordance with the latest specifications, this course has been designed to encourage students to:

  • Develop an enthusiasm for studying business
  • Gain an holistic understanding of business in a range of contexts
  • Develop a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants
  • Understand that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives generate enterprising and creative approaches to business opportunities, problems and issues
  • Be aware of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by organisations and individuals
  • Acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills, including decision making, problem solving, the challenging of assumptions and critical analysis
  • Apply numerical skills in a range of business contexts.

COURSE CONTENT
The Pearson Edexcel A Level specification is structured into four 'themes', assessed across three examinations. This course has been designed to reflect this, and will take students through each theme in the following order:

Theme 1: Marketing and People
Students will develop an understanding of:
  • Meeting customer needs
  • The market
  • Marketing mix and strategy
  • Managing people
  • Entrepreneurs and leaders

Theme 2: Managing Business Activities
Students will develop an understanding of:
  • Raising finance
  • Financial planning
  • Managing finance
  • Resource management
  • External influence

Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy
This theme develops the concepts introduced in Theme 2. Students will develop an understanding of:
  • Business objectives and strategies
  • Business growth
  • Decision-making techniques
  • Influences on business decisions
  • Assessing competitiveness
  • Managing change

Theme 4: Global Business
This theme develops the concepts introduced in Theme 1. Students will develop an understanding of:
  • Globalisation
  • Global markets and business expansion
  • Global marketing
  • Global industries and companies (multinational corporations)

QUALIFICATION INFORMATION
Pearson Edexcel A Level in Business (9BS0)

In order to attain this qualification you must sit three examinations, details of which can be seen below. Booking exams is the responsibility of the student. Any and all exam fees will be paid by the student directly to their chosen exam centre. On purchasing the course Learning247 will provide students with a list of recommended exam centres.

Paper 1: Marketing, people and global business *Paper code: 9BS0/01

Paper 1 is a written examination and will assess marketing, people and global businesses. Questions will be drawn from Themes 1 and 4, and from local, national and global contexts.

Details:
  • Exam Length: 2 hours
  • Exam Weighting: 35% of the total qualification
  • Questions: The paper has two sections, A and B. Students answer all questions from both sections. Sections A and B each comprise one data response question broken down into a number of parts, including one extended open-response questions.
  • Marks: 100 marks in total

Paper 2: Business activities, decisions and strategy *Paper code: 9BS0/02

Paper 2 will assess business finance and operations, business decisions and strategy. Questions will be drawn from Themes 2 and 3, and from local, national and global contexts.

Details:
  • Exam Length: 2 hours
  • Exam Weighting: 35% of the total qualification
  • Questions: The paper has two sections, A and B. Students answer all questions from both sections. Sections A and B each comprise one data response question broken down into a number of parts, including one extended open-response questions.
  • Marks: 100 marks in total

Paper 3: Investigating business in a competitive environment *Paper code: 9BS0/03

Paper 3 will assess content across all four themes. Questions will be drawn from local, national and global contexts. For Paper 3, there will be a pre-released context document issued on the Pearson website in November of the previous year. A new context will be given out each year and will relate to the examination series for the following summer. The context will focus on a broad context, such as an industry or market in which businesses operate. The question paper will be in two sections.

The first section will focus on the broad context provided. This will be outlined to centres through the pre-released document. Questions will focus on the broad context.

The second section will focus on at least one strand within the context provided, such as a particular business.

Each section will contain unseen stimulus materials comprising quantitative and qualitative evidence. Students are required to apply their knowledge and understanding from Themes 1, 2, 3 and 4 and their understanding of the broad context to this evidence.

Students cannot take any of their research or investigation data carried out as part of the pre-release into the examination.

Details:
  • Exam Length: 2 hours
  • Exam Weighting: 30% of the total qualification
  • Questions: The paper has two sections, A and B. Students answer all questions from both sections. Sections A and B each comprise one data response question broken down into a number of parts, including one extended open-response questions.
  • Marks: 100 marks in total

METHOD OF STUDY
Paper Based Version
  • The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
  • You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
  • Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Exams are taken at a registered exam centre, and we can provide an extensive list of centres for you. Please read our FAQs for further information.

COURSE LENGTH INFORMATION

Our A Levels come with tutor support for up to 24 months.

TUTOR SUPPORT
You will have access to a tutor, via email, who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you prepare for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.


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