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Business


This course not only develops students' understanding of the importance of businesses in the 21st century but also gives them an opportunity to develop transferable life skills that will give them a competitive edge in the job market.


 Key Stage 4 Options Information

Exam board: Pearson
Qualification: GCSE in Business

Specification: Pearson GCSE in Business

Assessment


Theme 1: Investigating small business (50% of the qualification)

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes, 90 marks 
Section A: 35 marks
Section B: 30 marks
Section C: 25 marks


Theme 2: Building a business (50% of the qualification)

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes, 90 marks 
Section A: 35 marks
Section B: 30 marks
Section C: 25 marks

Who is the course for?

This course will suit students who have an interest in Business. If you want to work in a business or even set up your own then this course could be suited to you.

Successful students will have an interest in current affairs and enjoy discussing real issues that face businesses today.

What will I do on the course?

Business Studies is made up of 2 Key Themes:

Theme 1 concentrates on the key business concepts, issues and skills involved in starting and running a small business. It provides a framework for students to explore core concepts through the lens of an entrepreneur setting up a business.

Theme 2 examines how a business develops beyond the start-up phase. It focuses on the key business concepts, issues and decisions used to grow a business, with emphasis on aspects of marketing, operations, finance and human resources. Theme 2 also considers the impact of the wider world on the decisions a business makes as it grows.