The Course

The aim of this course is to provide students with a broad introduction to the business sector and encourage students to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in realistic business contexts, such as discovering the problems and opportunities faced by local businesses and/or organising an enterprise activity.

AS content and assessment are presented as stepping stones to A2.  If you wish to obtain a full A Level qualification, you must complete the AS course in Year 13 and the A2 course in Year 14.

Structure of the AS Applied Business

Three unit AS Award – Students are required to take all three units.


Unit 1

The Enterprising Business – assessed through coursework


Unit 2

The Enterprising Manager – assessed through coursework


Unit 3

External Influences on the Business Enterprise – external exam

Structure of the AS Applied Business

Three A2 Units – students are required to take 3 units.  Units 7 and 9 are compulsory and students then have an optional Unit which will be chosen by the teacher.


Unit 7

Finance – externally assessed


Unit 9

Enterprise in Practice – assessed through coursework

A2 Unit 8

A2 Unit 10

A2 Unit 11

Quality Management

Investing in People