Business Studies Gcse Coursework Edexcel Igcse

A-level means Advanced level and refers to the overall qualification.

In GCE A-level one examination takes place at the end of the course. There are GCE AS-levels which count as "half" an A-level. University places are awarded on the basis of grades at A-level but AS awards also attract UCAS points and are often counted towards university entrance.

The International A-level consists of two stages called AS and A2. AS stands for Advanced Subsidiary level. Students who complete the correct pattern of AS level units (usually 2 or 3 units at this level, depending on the subject) will be awarded an AS-level certificate or can continue the subject at A2.

A2 refers to the final stage of International A-levels. Students who have successfully completed AS units in a subject move on to do A2 units, which are of a higher standard. Completing the correct sequence of units at both AS and A2 level means you have finished a full International A-level in a subject. University entrance is at the discretion of the university based on your AS and A2 grades.

We have listened to feedback from all parts of the international school education community, including a large number of teachers and a number of universities both internationally and in the UK.

Our International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level Business has been developed to be engaging for international learners and to give them the necessary skills to support progression to higher education or further study in Business, as well as to a wide range of other subjects

Key qualification features:

  • Reflects today’s global world – students develop an understanding of current global issues that impact on business, preparing them for their next steps in today’s global world. 
  • Development of quantitative skills – students develop these skills throughout the content of the course and are required to apply these skills to relevant business contexts within the assessment.
  • Helps develop a holistic understanding of business – the assessment culminates with a final paper that draws on the knowledge and skills students developed from Units 1, 2 and 3.


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