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Business Studies

Lead teacher - Mrs Osei-Bempong
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Qualification  - GCSE
Level - Grades AQA Business 9-1
Lessons per fortnight - 5

Course Outline 

This qualification allows students to explore real business issues and understand how businesses work. Students will also explore theories and concepts in the most relevant way through the context of events in the business and economic World.

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit their exams at the end of the course in Year 11.

Subject Content

1. Business in the real World 
2. Influences on Businesses 
3. Business Operations
4. Human Resources 
5. Marketing
6. Finance

Exam Details 

The exam consists of Paper 1 and Paper 2.

What is assessed in Paper 1?

  • Business in the real world
  • Influences on business
  • Business operations
  • Human resources

How is it assessed?  Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes 90 marks. 50% of GCSE

What is assessed in Paper 2? ·

  • Business in the real world 
  • Influences on business
  • Marketing
  •  Finance

How is it assessed? Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes 90 marks 50% of GCSE

Career Progression 

The knowledge and skills gained from this qualification will provide students with a firm foundation for further study of Business Studies, Financial Studies, Accountancy and Economics. The qualification also gives students a smooth pathway into apprenticeships in business related fields, as well as arm students with the knowledge and skills to start and run a successful business. Business related courses are also widely studied at most tertiary institutions.

Subject Links

This qualification is complemented by a range of GCSE subjects such as English, Maths, ICT, Creative iMedia, Geography, Travel and Tourism, Art, Design and Technology.

Further Requirements

All students taking this course must be prepared to work independently and meet deadlines. The subject involves developing your written, communication and interpersonal skills to a professional level.