Introducing our exciting new AS and A Level in Business.

Following a comprehensive review of our existing qualifications, we are creating a new AS and A Level Business, designed to empower students to develop as commercially minded and enterprising individuals, who are prepared to make informed decisions about their future. 

Our new specifications are currently being written and we will be submitting them, along with draft assessment materials, to Ofqual for approval soon. We aim to have accreditation ready for first teach in September 2025.* 

*subject to accreditation - date may change.  

What are we improving?

Greater focus on modern businesswe will be keeping our most popular topics while introducing new, contemporary content around sustainability, work life balance and the customer journey.

Simplified specifications our new specifications will be shorter and structured into topics, so it is easier to navigate them and for teachers to plan.     

More accessible assessment were revising our assessment approach to ensure clarity, consistency and accessibility. This includes more multiple-choice questions, and ensuring our command words and paper structure are consistent across all the papers for each qualification. Different content will be assessed on each paper, though A Level Paper 3 will give students opportunities to demonstrate their ability to draw together different topics from across the specification.   

We will also continue to offer support to teachers, including non-specialists, from day one – from professional development courses to sample assessment materials and curriculum planners.  

Next steps

  1. We’re currently developing our draft specifications and sample assessment materials. If you sign up for our email updates below, we will share these with you as soon as they are available. We also welcome your feedback.  
  2. We will be submitting our draft specifications to Ofqual, the regulator, for review this summer. In the meantime, we will be busy developing a host of updated resources to support you with your teaching and your students’ learning. 
  3. We aim to share our approved specifications and support materials in autumn 2024, so that you have time to get ready for a first teach in September 2025 (subject to approval). 

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