Business Studies GCSE

Understanding how different types of businesses operate is at the core of GCSE Business Studies. You will study businesses at a variety of scales from sole traders to multi-national companies. GCSE Business is an ideal preparation for A-Level Business Studies or a Level 3 Business course.

 

 

Course Content

The GCSE Business Studies course teaches students about the dynamic environment in which businesses operate and to appreciate the many and varied factors which impact upon business activity and business behaviour in the 21st century. This is the linear 9-1 GCSE qualification. A linear qualification means that students must sit all their exams at the end of the course in June.

 Students will study the following topics

  • Business Activity

  • Marketing

  • People

  • Operations

  • Finance

  • Influences on business

  • The interdependent nature of business

The written examination consists of two papers. Paper 1 based on business activity, marketing and people. This paper is worth 50% of the final marks. Paper 2 based on business operations, finance and influences on business. This paper uses synoptic assessment and is worth 50% of the final marks. There are no tiers of entry in GCSE Business.

Entry Requirements

The normal offer for entry on to the GCSE course is four GCSEs at grade D / 3 or above.

Duration and Delivery

1 year, four hours per week, this GCSE can only be studied as part of the Full Time GCSE course.

Progression

A-Level Business Studies or a Level 3 vocational qualification in business.

Additional Information

Exam Board: The exam board is OCR. The specification is GCSE Business Studies, syllabus number J204.

Campus

Kingston Hall Road


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