Business Studies


SUBJECT:

BUSINESS

QUALIFICATION

GRADE STRUCTURE

GCSE

(9-1)

Exam Board: Edexcel

COURSE STRUCTURE

100% Examination

CONTENT:

 

 

Theme 1: Investigating small business

Content overview:

● Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship

● Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity

● Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice

● Topic 1.4 Making the business effective

● Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business

 

Assessment overview

The paper is divided into three sections:

Section A: 35 marks

Section B: 30 marks

Section C: 25 marks.

The paper will consist of calculations, multiple-choice, short and extended-writing questions.

Questions in Sections B and C will be based on business contexts provided

Assessment

90 Marks - 50% of total GCSE

1 Hour 30 minutes paper

 

Theme 2: Building a business

Content overview

● Topic 2.1 Growing the business

● Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions

● Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions

● Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions

● Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions

 

Assessment overview

The paper is divided into three sections:

Section A: 35 marks

Section B: 30 marks

Section C: 25 marks.

The paper will consist of calculations, multiple-choice, short and extended-writing questions.

Questions in Sections B and C will be based on business contexts provided

 

 

Assessment

90 Marks - 50% of total GCSE

1 Hour 30 minutes paper

 

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES:

Guest speakers – External visits – Trips related to subject area.

IDEAL FOR CAREERS IN:

Running your own business – Supply Chain Manager, Advertising - Production & Marketing - Accounts and Finance - Management & Administration.