Business Studies

Business Studies

Business Studies is only taught in KS4. The Edexcel GCSE Business qualification enables students to develop as commercially minded and enterprising individuals and helps them succeed in their chosen pathway.

Time Allocation

Key Stage 4 – 3 x 1hr per week

Key Stage 4 Qualification

Year 10 – Investigating small business

Enterprise and entrepreneurship

Spotting a business opportunity

Putting business ideas into practice

Making a business effective

Understanding external influences on business

Year 11 – Building a business

Growing the business

Making marketing decisions

Making operational decisions

Making financial decisions

Making human resource decisions

Assessment overview

There are 2 written exams sat at the end of Year 11 one covering each of the 2 themes outlined above. They are both 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

Mr L Tideswell - Teacher of Business Studies

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