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Business Studies has four assessment units: two at AS level and two at A2 level.

The AS units introduce students to the world of business. Students develop an understanding of the importance of quality and gain an appreciation of growing a business through marketing activities and e-business. They also learn about the importance of financial information and its use in decision-making.

Students who continue to A2 explore business planning and risk management when developing business strategies and develop an appreciation of the role of accounting and financial information in making strategic business decisions. They gain an understanding of the macroeconomic and global framework that organisations operate in. They develop an appreciation of how ethics and sustainability affect business decision-making and organisational culture.