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GCE
AS and A Level Specification




Business Studies
AS exams 2009 onwards
A2 exams 2010 onwards

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Contents


1 Introduction 2
1.1 Why choose AQA? 2
1.2 Why choose Business Studies? 2
1.3 How do I start using this specification? 3
1.4 How can I find out more? 4

2 Specification…

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1 Introduction


1.1 Why choose AQA?
1 It's a fact that AQA is the UK's favourite exam · Service
board and more students receive their academic We are committed to providing an efficient and…

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The Benefits of this Specification Progression from GCSE to Higher
· It encourages the practical application of Education
business concepts... Although not an entry requirement for this 1
by providing teachers with the opportunity…

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1.4 How can I find out more?
1 Ask AQA Teacher Support
You have 24-hour access to useful information and Details of the full range of current Teacher Support
answers to the most commonly-asked…

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2 Specification at a Glance


AS Examinations AS
Award
Unit 1 ­ BUSS1 1131
Planning and Financing a Business
40% of AS, 20% of A Level
1 hour 15 minutes examination
60 marks
Short…

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3 Subject Content

The AS units focus on small to medium-sized businesses operating within national, as opposed to international,
markets.
Unit 1 covers the issues involved in a business start-up, such as research and…

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Transforming Resources into Goods and Services This topic should be considered within the context
of the tertiary, secondary and primary industries.
· inputs, outputs and the nature of the
transformation of resources into finished…

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Employing People The types of employees should include: temporary,
permanent, full-time and part-time. Candidates
· types of employees used in small businesses
should be aware of the reasons, drawbacks and
· using consultants and…

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3.2 Unit 2 BUSS2 Managing a Business
In the study of this unit, candidates should examine the topic areas below in relation to the core theme of
improving the effectiveness of a business. Candidates…

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