Overview | Course Content
Business Studies GCSE
Theme 1 Investigating small business
1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship
1.2 Spotting a business opportunity
1.3 Putting a business idea into practice
1.4 Making the business effective
1.5 Understanding external influences on business
Theme 2 Building a business
2.1 Growing the business
2.2 Making marketing decisions
2.3 Making operational decisions
2.4 Making financial decisions
2.5 Making human resource decisions
Exam board: Edexcel
You will sit 2 exams papers at the end of year 11. One will assess your knowledge of theme 1 and accounts for 50% of your overall grade. The other will assess your knowledge of theme 2 and accounts for 50% of your overall grade. There is no coursework or controlled assessment on this course.
Both exam papers follow the same format. Each paper is divided into three sections:
Section A: 35 marks
Section B: 30 marks
Section C: 25 marks.
The papers will consist of calculations, multiple-choice, short-answer and extended-writing questions. Questions in Sections B and C will be based on business contexts given in the paper. Calculators may be used in the examination.