Business

The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

Subject information

ENTRY DETAILS

Exam board:Pearson Edexcel IAL

Specification: Pearson Edexcel International Advanced A-Level in Business (YBS11)

HOW I WILL BE ASSESSED?

Examination: The course is examined in January and June of both Year 12 and Year 13

COURSE DETAILS

ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW, DURATION AND WEIGHTING

Paper 1 – Written examination 2 hours (25% of qualification – 80 marks)

Paper 2 – Written examination 2 hours (25% of qualification – 80 marks)

Paper 3 – Written examination 2 hours (25% of qualification – 80 marks)

Paper 4 – Written examination 2 hours (25% of qualification – 80 marks)

Exam Papers% of IALAssessment overview
Paper 1 –
(Jan Y12)
25

Section A: Short- and extended-response questions based on sources (30 marks). 

Section B: Same format as Section A, based on different sources (30 marks). 

Section C: One 20-mark essay question, based on one or more sources (20 marks).

Paper 2 –
(June Y12)
25

Section A: Short- and extended-response questions based on sources (30 marks). 

Section B: Same format as Section A, based on different sources (30 marks). 

Section C: One 20-mark essay question, based on one or more sources (20 marks).

Paper 3 –
(June Y13)
25

Section A: Short and extended-response questions, based on sources (40 marks). 

Section B: One 20-mark essay question, based on one or more sources (20 marks). 

Section C: One 20-mark essay question, based on one or more sources (20 marks).

Paper 4 –
(Jan Y13)
25

Section A: Short and extended-response questions, based on sources (40 marks). 

Section B: One 20-mark essay question, based on one or more sources (20 marks). 

Section C: One 20-mark essay question, based on one or more sources (20 marks).

WIDER READING

  • Branson, R, (2008) Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur. Virgin Books
  • Cornish, S; Tucker, H. (2012) Build a Business From Your Kitchen Table. Simon & Schuster UK 
  • Klein, N. (1999) No Logo: Taking Aim at Brands. Knopf Canada, Picador