|AS Level Business Studies
||Fully tutor supported
||We can enter you for the exam
|Exams: summer and winter
||Course start anytime
||Exams can be taken at sea
Is this course for you?
- it's specifically designed in a format that allows you to study at your own pace, in your own time
- it's seafarer-friendly, so can be studied anywhere - ashore or at sea
- are aiming to gain a new A Level qualification, or a higher grade at a resit exam
A general education up to GCSE level is advisable. A GCSE in Business Studies is not essential.
- you'll be assigned a personal tutor who is a qualified teacher and available by telephone and email
- we'll handle any administrative queries you may have and look after the exam registration for you
Recommended hours of study
You can work through the modules and assignments at your own speed, as quickly or as slowly as you wish. You should allow about 120-150 hours of study time and extra time for completing assignments. To help you organise your studies we'll provide you with a learning plan which most people find helpful
To help you plan your studies a learning plan is provided at enrolment.
Content of the course
|Unit 1: Starting a business and financial planning
||Unit 2: Managing a business
|Topic 1: Starting a business
||Topic 1: Financial management
|Topic 2: Financial planning
||Topic 2: People in business
||Topic 3: Operations management
||Topic 4: Marketing and the competitive environment
The following textbook is essential for this course:
AQA Business Studies for AS by Marcouse, I, Gillespie, A, Surridge, M, Brewer, M, Watson, N, Birchall, N and Hammond, A, Hodder Education, 2008 (ISBN 9780340958643)
The Marine Society are happy to provide this and other supporting books at a competitive price.
We can enter you for the exam when the time comes.
The cost of entering the exam is not included in the basic plan. However, if you are intending to sit the exam (and most people are), you'll find it cheaper to purchase the premium plan because this includes the cost of the exam entry.
The AS assessment consists of two examinations as follows:
- AS Unit 1 (BUSS1): Planning and Financing a Business
1 hour and 15 minutes examination. Short answer questions and extended responses based on a mini case study for 60 marks. 40% of AS total marks.
- AS Unit 2 (BUSS2): Managing a Business
1 hour and 30 minutes examination. Compulsory, multi-part data response questions for 80 marks. 60% of AS total marks.
You can obtain grades A*- E
Please check your specification as deails may be subject to change by the awarding body.
We exist to serve seafarers. Included are all who make their living from going to sea in whatever capacity with the Royal Navy or British Merchant Navy. Enrolment is also open to Sea Cadets and supporters.
If you're in doubt about your eligibility please contact us.