Welcome to A & AS Level Business Section
The study of Cambridge International AS and A Level Business allows learners to take the first step towards a career in private or public organisations or progress with confidence to a degree in business and management related subjects.
About the syllabus
A Levels Business Studies syllabus enables candidates to understand and appreciate the nature and scope of business, and the role business plays in society.
The syllabus covers economic, environmental, ethical, governmental, legal, social and technological issues, and encourages a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value.
The syllabus is divided into 6 sections. Each section is loaded with revision notes, interactive quizzes, worksheets, case studies, activities and lots of goodies of teachers and students.
Cambridge learners will develop:
- the capacity to analyse characteristics and activities of business organisations and how they respond to the changing demands of their environments
- an understanding of how effective managers and leaders develop successful organisations in terms of customer focus and the products/services they offer
- the opportunity to reflect on how successful business organisations engage in financial and accounting practices to maximise value for stakeholders value
- development of knowledge that relates to strategic planning and decision-making to ensure business survival, change, and sustainable success
- a solid foundation for further study
Syllabus at a Glance
All candidates study these topics:
A Level candidates also study additional topics
|[No topics at AS Level]|
For Cambridge International AS and A Level Business, candidates:
take Papers 1 and 2 only (for the Cambridge International AS Level qualification)
follow a staged assessment route by taking Papers 1 and 2 (for Cambridge International AS Level
qualification) in one series, then Paper 3 (for the Cambridge International A Level qualification) in a later series
take Papers 1, 2 and 3 in the same examination series, leading to the full Cambridge International A Level.
All components are externally assessed.
|AS Level||A Level|
Short answer and essay 1 hour 15 minutes
Section A: Four short answer questions (20 marks)
Section B: One essay from a choice of three questions (20 marks)
Based on the AS Level syllabus content
Data response 1 hour 30 minutes
Two data response questions based on AS Level syllabus content
Case study 3 hours (For A Level Students only)
Five questions and one essay (from a choice of two) based on a case study
Based on the additional A Level syllabus content and also assumes knowledge and understanding of the AS Level syllabus content
Welcome to IGCSE, GCSE Business Studies
The syllabus has been divided into the following sections. Each section has a collection of revision notes, interactive quizzes, crosswords, gap fills, word search quiz, case studies, worksheets and lot of other goodies.
This section also covers most of the topics for IB Business & Management, OCR , AQA, EDEXCEL GCSE Business studies and other curriculums from across the globe.
IGCSE Business Studies (450) at a glance
Understanding business activity
|People in business|
|Financial information and decisions|
|External influences on business activity|
Scheme of Assessment
Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies Syllabus code 0450
For Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies, candidates take two compulsory components, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both question papers will draw on topics taken from the whole of the syllabus content. All candidates are eligible for grades A* to G.
Paper 1 - 1 hour 30 minutes
Written examination consisting of four questions requiring a mixture of short answers and structured data responses.
Candidates answer all questions.
Paper 2 -1 hour 30 minutes
Written examination consisting of four questions based on a case study, provided as an Insert with the paper.
Candidates answer all questions.
Cambridge IGCSE Syllabus and Specimen papers
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
2015 IGCSE Business Studies Syllabus (450)
2016 IGCSE Business Studies Syllabus (450)
2017-19 IGCSE Business Studies Syllabus (450)
IGCSE Business Studies Past Year papers
You can view one or more papers for a previous session. Please note that these papers may not reflect the content of the current syllabus.
November 2011 Question Paper 11 (PDF, 136KB)
November 2011 Mark scheme 11 (PDF, 118KB)
November 2011 Question Paper 12 (PDF, 136KB)
November 2011 Mark scheme 12 (PDF, 118KB)
November 2011 Question Paper 13 (PDF, 136KB)
November 2011 Mark scheme 13 (PDF, 116KB)
IGCSE Business Studies Specimen Paper
2015 Paper 1 Specimen Paper (PDF, 333KB)
2015 Paper 1 Specimen Paper Markscheme (PDF, 139KB)
2015 Paper 2 Specimen Paper (PDF, 312KB)
2015 Paper 2 Specimen Paper Markscheme (PDF, 135KB)