Business Studies (2130)

Some GCSEs and A-levels are changing for first teaching in September 2015, with the Government introducing new regulations about subject content and assessment. Our new AS and A-level specifications for Economics and Business will be available to download after 11am on 12 June.

A-level Business Studies helps students:

  • develop a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value
  • be aware that business behaviour can be studied from the perspectives of a range of stakeholders
  • acquire a range of skills including decision-making and problem-solving
  • be aware of the current structure of business and business practice.

This four-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to acquire a range of important and transferable skills including data skills, presenting arguments, making judgments and conducting research. This course has no coursework or controlled assessment. 

Although not an entry requirement, this course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE Business Studies as this specification builds on the concepts and skills they have already learned.

A-level consultations have been launched. Find out what this means for your subject on our Changes to A-levels page.


Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


Specification

The last January exams for AS and A2 were in January 2013.
The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

Codes and references

Qualification type AS and A-level
Specification title Business Studies
Specification code 2130
Certification code 1131 AS
2131 A2
QAN codes 50022660
50022490

Talk to us

Business Studies Team

Tel: 01483 477 862

business-studies@aqa.org.uk