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Business Studies

GCSE Business Studies

General information

The aim of the business studies course is to prepare you to take active roles in business and organisational settings. It develops essential communication, planning and evaluation skills and gives you the knowledge and understanding to use these skills appropriately in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

This course is designed to deepen your understanding of the way in which businesses operate in a dynamic, changing and competitive environment.

The course structure

Unit 1: Setting up a Business

Written paper 1 hour 60 marks 40%

This unit introduces candidates to issues concerning the setting up and operation of a business. It explores the activities of business and the reasons for success or failure. It encourages candidates to appreciate that businesses must operate within society and that this involves businesses engaging with a wide range of stakeholders who will hold differing perspectives

Unit 2: Growing as a Business

Written paper 1 hour 60 marks 35%

This unit builds upon the content of Unit 1, allowing candidates to study businesses as they grow and the issues that expansion raises.

Unit 3: Investigating Businesses

Controlled assessment 40 marks 25%

Candidates will undertake a business investigation; they will act as a business consultant for a local small business focussing on one aspect as determined by the exam board. Following their research and planning they will produce a report of their findings and recommendations. 

Business Studies

Homework

Homework books are now available for Year 9 and Year 10. Click the correct link below to open each homework book.