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Business Studies


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Course Content

GCSE Business Studies introduces learners to the business world, empowering them to develop as commercially minded and enterprising individuals. Learners will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, enabling them to use business information critically, to develop arguments, to make justified decisions and to prepare them for further study and career pathways.

The course encourages learners to:

  • Know and understand business concepts, business terminology, business objectives, the integrated nature of business activity and the impact of business on individuals and wider society. 

  • Apply knowledge and understanding to contemporary business issues and to different types and sizes of businesses in local, national and global contexts.

  • Develop as enterprising individuals with the ability to think commercially and creatively to demonstrate business acumen, and draw on evidence to make informed business decisions and solve business problems.

  • Develop as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds

  • Use an enquiring, critical approach to make informed judgements.

  • Investigate and analyse real business opportunities and issues to construct well argued, well-evidenced, balanced and structured arguments, demonstrating their depth and breadth of understanding of business.

  • Develop and apply quantitative skills relevant to business, including using and interpreting data

Assessment Details 

Component 1: Business Dynamics Written examination: 2 hours 62.5% of qualification
Component 2: Business Considerations Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes 37.5% of qualification

Why Study This Course?

GCSE Business ideally leads on to A Level Business Studies which is offered in school. The GCSE course is also excellent preparation for students seeking employment and/or training. Many students who achieve an A Level in Business go onto University and study a Business related degree course e.g. Business Management, Law, Economics, Accountancy.

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