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.
Key Stage 4 – 3 x 1hr per week
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
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.