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Key Stage 4

GCSE Business Studies

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business (1BS0)

What does the course involve?

Theme 1: Investigating small business - Year 10

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes 50% of the qualification 90 marks.

Content overview:

● Topic 1.1  Enterprise and entrepreneurship

● Topic 1.2  Spotting a business opportunity

● Topic 1.3  Putting a business idea into practice

● Topic 1.4  Making the business effective

● Topic 1.5  Understanding external influences on business

Theme 2: Building A Business - Year 11

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes 50% of the qualification 90 marks.

Content overview:

● Topic 2.1  Growing the business

● Topic 2.2  Making marketing decisions

● Topic 2.3  Making operational decisions

● Topic 2.4  Making financial decisions

● Topic 2.5  Making human resource decisions

How is work be assessed?

Exam Board: Edexcel/Pearson.

For GCSE Business, a 100% terminal rule applies. Students will follow this linear course where they will be externally examined in June 2019. There are two papers, each lasting 1½ hours.

What courses can this lead to in Post-16?

You will normally need to achieve grades 5-9 to continue on to A Level.  BTEC level 3 courses could also be accessible with GCSE Business Studies.

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