Business Studies A level


The AQA A-Level Business Studies course (7131, 7132) offers students an in-depth understanding of the world of business, including various types of businesses and how they operate, and the environment in which businesses operate. The course will equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to analyze data, think critically about issues, and make informed decisions – all skills that are needed for further study and employment.


Here is a general overview of the A-Level Business Studies course content:

Assessments for the AQA A-Level Business Studies are typically done through written exams. Here's how it is structured:

Remember, this information is accurate as of my last update in 2021, and changes may have occurred after this date. Always verify the current curriculum and assessment details either from the official AQA website or your educational institution.

How is it assessed:

The AQA A-Level Business Studies (7131, 7132) course is assessed by three exam papers at the end of the two-year course. Here's a brief overview of each:


1. **Paper 1: Business 1**

    - Length: 2 hours

    - Marks: 100 

    - Weighting: 33.3% of A-Level

    - Content: Covers all topics from the course. 

    - Format: Consists of multiple-choice questions, short-answer questions, and two essays. 


2. **Paper 2: Business 2**

    - Length: 2 hours

    - Marks: 100 

    - Weighting: 33.3% of A-Level

    - Content: Covers all topics from the course.

    - Format: Three compulsory data response questions worth approximately 33 marks each. 


3. **Paper 3: Business 3**

    - Length: 2 hours

    - Marks: 100

    - Weighting: 33.3% of A-Level

    - Content: Covers all topics from the course.

    - Format: One case study followed by approximately six questions.


In the case of both AS (7131) and A-level (7132), the question papers use a variety of question styles including multiple choice, short answer, essay, data response, and case studies so that students feel more confident and engage with the questions. Real-life business case studies are used throughout.


Please note that exam formats and weightings may have changed after 2021, so it's always good to check with your educational institution or the AQA for the most accurate and current details.