Business Studies

WHY STUDY BUSINESS STUDIES?

No matter what you do in life you will work for a business, be it your own or someone else’s!   Following a GCSE in Business Studies will provide learners with a unique insight into the world of work.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

Through its study, you will discover how businesses operate and learn about their key elements and essential business functions. You will gain business knowledge, understanding and skills, looking at current events in local, national and global contexts. You will also look at running a small business, the employees, marketing, production and finance. Learners also consider business ethics and the impact of business on the environment. You will develop as an independent learner and will be   encouraged use an enquiring, critical approach to distinguish facts from opinions, form arguments and make informed judgments.

This course prepares students for further study of business and business-related subjects, including A-level Business Studies and beyond. If you are a budding entrepreneur or looking to be successful in the future then this is the course for you.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The Business Studies Exam Board is Edexcel and consists of three units as follows:

Unit 1 – Introduction to Small Business – 25% of overall grade – External exam 45 minutes

Unit 2 – Investigating Small Business – 25% of overall grade – Controlled Assessment – 9 hours

Unit 3 – Building a Business – 50% of overall grade – External exam 1½ hours

For further details of this course, talk to  Mrs McIntosh.