GCSE Business

GCSE Business

Pupils can opt to study GCSE Business in Year 9. Edexcel Business is course suitable for anyone who has a keen interest in business, learning about how a business is set up and what makes a good entrepreneur.

No prior knowledge of business is needed, however pupils should enjoy:

  • Communicating and explaining your ideas
  • Thinking creatively and making decisions
  • Working with numbers to solve business problems
  • Learning about the world of business through real and relevant local and international brands.

Pupils are assessed through two written exams taken at the end of year 11. Topics covered in the exam are as follows:

 

Exam 1 – Investigating Small Businesses

1.5 Hours (50%)

Exam 2 – Building A Business

1.5 Hours (50%)

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Spotting a business opportunity
  • Putting a business idea into practice
  • Making the business effective
  • Understanding external influences on business
  • Growing the business
  • Making marketing decisions
  • Making product decisions
  • Making financial decisions

 

Learning Scheme

BSt Learning Scheme Years 9-11