A Level Business Studies


Study online A Level Business Studies (with optional exams) at Upskill Online UK and get a support and accountability coach in addition to your tutor. This is the same A Level studied in any school or college and is internationally recognised. With a 98% pass rate, and extra support – you can be confident you will complete this course to progress in your career or academic journey into higher education.


Study this A Level Business Studies course entirely online to achieve this credible qualification or to gain access into University. A Level Business Studies is essential to enter most professions including Accounting, Marketing, HR, and Entrepreneurship to name a few. Strengthen your Leadership skills and cement your knowledge in adding value, business strategy and markets . Learn how to make strategic decisions, improve financial performance and human resources to run or lead a successful business and to promote growth in business at an advanced level. A Level Business Studies will show employers and educators that you have advanced skills and qualifications to build upon.

Upskill Online UK offers you a support and accountability coach in addition to your course tutor along with a highway to success plan for you to follow giving you excellent value for money and a clear pathway to enter your chosen career.

A Level Business Studies is internationally recognised in other countries as well as the UK. You can use this qualification towards University entry.

  • Accredited qualification awarded by AQA
  • Perfect for advancing in Leadership, Management and Entrepreneurship.
  • Progress in your academic journey to University with up to 56 UCAS points
  • Can be fast tracked to complete in one year
  • You can include exams at your nearest centre
  • Full support around your course and guidance for your future plans

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – What is Business?
  • Unit 2 – Managers, Leadership and Decision Making
  • Unit 3 – Decision Making to Improve Marketing Performance
  • Unit 4 – Decision Making to Improve Operational Performance
  • Unit 5 – Decision Making to Improve Financial Performance
  • Unit 6 – Decision Making to Improve Human Resource Performance
  • Unit 7 – Analysing the Strategic Position of a Business
  • Unit 8 – Choosing Strategic Direction
  • Unit 9 – Strategic Methods: How to Pursue Strategies
  • Unit 10 – Managing Strategic Change
    Preparing for the examinations

Syllabus (7132Click here for full course content

Awarding Body

Edexcel is the worlds leading awarding organisation specialising in GCSEA Levels and Vocational courses and upskilling learners around the world.

AQA Upskill Online UK

UCAS upskill online uk

Our partners are a UCAS registered centre, meaning you can use this course to gain direct entry to all universities as you will also achieve up to 56 UCAS points.

Course Assessment

You will be required to sit three paper based written exams. Each paper makes up a percentage of your overall A Level qualification, and two pieces of non-examined coursework (NEA) as set out below:

  • Paper 1: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-level – 100 marks.
  • Paper 2: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-level – 100 marks.
  • Paper 3: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-level – 100 marks.

We can offer you a guaranteed exam space at one of our exam centres it the UK when you choose to study this A Level Business Studies course with us at Upskill Online UK. Alternatively, you may choose to organise and book your own exams.

During the course, you will be required to complete learning activities, tests or assignments to show your knowledge and understanding of the units you have just learned. They do not count towards your overall Business Studies qualification. They are marked by your course tutor and feedback will be provided with each completed unit.


Upskill Online UK have a national network of UK GCSEA Levels and Functional Skills exam centres and provide our students with guaranteed exam spaces offered at a discounted rate exclusive to our learners only. We can also book late entries and re-takes. Exams for A Level Business Studies are £394 with Upskill Online UK. Please select ‘Yes’ on enrolment form when asked, if you want to book your exams with us.

Course Outcome

When you have completed this course, you will achieve an AQA A Level in Business Studies and gain up to 56 UCAS points. Specification (7132).

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. A GCSE in Business Studies will give you an advantage. We do advise that you have achieved a good general GCSE education, or an equivalent qualification before enrolling on this course. This A Level Business Studies course is at difficulty level 3 – equivalent to a BTEC or a 60 credit qualification. This course is suitable for learners of all ages.


8 – 24 months

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

300 hours

What Next?

After you’ve completed this A Level Business Studies course, you could progress onto a level 4 course, apply to University or apply for jobs in a variety of settings or sectors including:

  • HR
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Start your own business


The A Level Business Studies course is popular with home school pupils. You will receive qualified Tutor support, as well as your very own Upskill Online UK personal mentor and accountability coach, to help keep you motivated and on track with accountability sessions. We will also help you to plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your very own roadmap to success. You get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

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