GCSE Business Studies

“Students apply their knowledge and understanding to different business contexts ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals.”

Qualification

GCSE

Awarding Body

AQA

Course Specification


Who to contact for more information about this course

Queries should be directed to Ms Lewis

Years taught

Year 10 and Year 11

What is the course structure?

Students apply their knowledge and understanding to different business contexts ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals and businesses operating in local, national and global contexts. Students develop an understanding of how these contexts impact on business behaviour.

What will I study?

Students will apply their knowledge and understanding to business decision making including:

 

  • the interdependent nature of business activity, influences on business, business operations, finance, marketing and human resources, and how these interdependencies underpin business decision making

  • how different business contexts affect business decisions

  • the use and limitation of quantitative and qualitative data in making business decisions.

How is the course assessed?

Two external examinations.


Paper 1: Influences of operations and HRM on business activity

 

What's assessed:

 

  • Business in the real world

  • Influences on business

  • Business operations

  • Human resources


Paper 2: Influences of marketing and finance on business activity

 

What's assessed:

 

  • Business in the real world

  • Influences on business

  • Marketing

  • Finance

 

Topics detailed above, will be covered in lessons in preparation for the two examinations.

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