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Business Studies

Students follow the Edexcel Business Studies GCSE Course.

This is made up of 100 % examinations split over 2 units.

The course provides many links to the real world and allows students to develop their knowledge with a real life context.

Unit 1: Investigating Small Business is covered in Year 10 and consists of:

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes, (50% of the qualification - 90 marks)

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 (consisting of calculations, multi-choice and short-answer questions)

Section B: 30 marks (consisting on short-answer and extended writing)

Section C: 25 marks (as with Section B, but based on a different business context)

Unit 2: Building a Business is covered in Year 11 and consists of:

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes, (50% of the qualification - 90 marks)

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 (consisting of calculations, multi-choice and short-answer questions)

Section B: 30 marks (consisting on short-answer and extended writing)

Section C: 25 marks (as with Section B, but based on a different business context) 

For more information, please contact Mr Tam

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