What is the difference between A level Business studies and AS level Business studies?
Well, the first difference is that A level Business studies is much harder than AS level Business studies. The AS level exam is going to have 2 papers whereas the A level Business studies will have 3 papers. The question on the AS level exam would be relating to the core topics whereas the questions in the A level exam would be relating to the core and extension topics.
AS level Business Studies: Paper 1 and 2
A level Business Studies: Paper 1, 2 and 3
If you take Paper 1 and 2 of the Business studies exam then that means that you have taken the AS level Business studies exam. If you take Papers 1, 2, and 3 that means that you have attempted the entire A level Business studies exam.
Most of the students take the paper 1 and 2 in the first year and paper 3 in the 2nd year