Specification at a glance

Subject content

AS

Assessments

Paper 1: Business 1

What's assessed

1-6 above

Assessed

  • written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks in total
  • 50% of AS

Questions

Three compulsory sections:
  • Section A has 10 multiple choice questions (MCQs) worth 10 marks.
  • Section B has short answer questions worth approximately 20 marks.
  • Section C has two data response stimuli with questions worth approximately 25 marks.

Paper 2: Business 2

What's assessed

1-6 above

Assessed

  • written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks in total
  • 50% of AS

Questions

One compulsory case study consisting of approximately seven questions.

Before the qualification can be awarded, students must undertake both the assessments.

A-level

Assessments

Paper 1: Business 1

What's assessed

All content above

Assessed

  • written exam: 2 hours
  • 100 marks in total
  • 33.3% of A-level

Questions

Three compulsory sections:
  • Section A has 15 multiple choice questions (MCQs) worth 15 marks.
  • Section B has short answer questions worth 35 marks.
  • Sections C and D have two essay questions (choice of one from two and one from two) worth 25 marks each.

Paper 2: Business 2

What's assessed

All content above

Assessed

  • written exam: 2 hours
  • 100 marks in total
  • 33.3% of A-level

Questions

Three data response compulsory questions worth approximately 33 marks each and made up of three or four part questions

Paper 3: Business 3

What's assessed

All content above

Assessed

  • written exam: 2 hours
  • 100 marks in total
  • 33.3% of A-level

Questions

One compulsory case study followed by approximately six questions

Before the qualification can be awarded, students must undertake all the assessments.