Examination Board: Edexcel
What is the aim of the course?
The course is designed to encourage candidates to consider the practical application of business and economic concepts. The units provide learners with the opportunity to explore the theories and concepts in the context of events in the business and economic world.
What will you study in this subject?
Unit 1: Introduction to Small Business
This unit contains five topics:
- Spotting a business opportunity
- Showing enterprise
- Putting a business idea into practice
- Making the start-up effective
- Understanding the economic context.
Overview of assessment
External examination: 45 minutes multiple-choice and objective test questions with a total of 40 marks
Unit 2: Investigating small business: Controlled assignment based on theory content from Unit 1
Unit 3 Building a business (Year 11)
Unit 3 has five topics:
- Meeting customer needs
- Effective financial needs
- Effective people management
- The wider world affecting business
Overview of assessment:
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
Students will be required to answer all questions from Sections A, B and C. Questions will comprise of a combination of multiple-choice, short- and extended-answer, data response and scenario-based questions with a total of 90 marks.
What qualification will I get?
GCSE in Business Studies