Cambridge International A Level & AS Level Business Studies are accepted worldwide by universities and employers as proof of essential knowledge and ability.
The A Level and AS Level Business Studies syllabus enables candidates to understand and appreciate the nature and scope of business, and the role business plays in society.
The syllabus covers economic, environmental, ethical, governmental, legal, social and technological issues, and encourages a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value. Candidates examine the management of organisations and, in particular, the process of decision-making in the context of a dynamic external environment.
As a two-year course, in year one candidates study for the Advanced Subsidiary Level covering topics 1 to 5 below. In year two, candidates study subjects 1 to 5 at an extended level, with the addition of topic 6, Strategic Management.
No previous study of the subject is assumed, although GCSE business understanding supports the transition to A level.
Students are expected to be involved in a number of classroom activities which help them demonstrate the assessment objectives of knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation. This would include: