BUSINESS DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
In the future, everyone will need to have had some business education. Whatever you do in your career, the chances are that it will involve some ‘business’. Scientists, engineers and artists will all need to understand the basics of how to run an organisation.
Through our business courses, you will learn about how to use the theory and concepts in areas such as Marketing, Finance, Operations and Human resources. You will also explore and provide solutions to real business problems looking at companies such as Coca-Cola and Apple.
Why choose Business at GCSE?
Business Studies gives you the opportunity to learn about the many areas of business and how these are applied in real-life situations. You will be able study how small, national and international businesses are operated and explore the basics of starting up a new business venture. You will also gain a good understanding of enterprise, human resources, marketing and finance. Choose Business Studies as an option and you will have the chance to develop business skills in a vocational context that you can apply to any career.
WHAT DOES STUDYING BUSINESS GCSE INVOLVE?
Theme 1 & 2 units of study.
2 written exams at the end of 2 years.
Lots of business topics such as market research, profits, business plans, technology, legislation and the economy.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I WILL BE GOOD AT IT?
Students will be assessed after each topic with a test. Verbal and written feedback will also be provided through marked assessments.
If you follow and are interested in Business innovations.
If you enjoy calculations.
If you enjoy arguing and writing essays to prove your point!
WHAT SKILLS WILL I DEVELOP?
Real Business examples
WHERE COULD THIS SUBJECT LEAD?
Career pathways include:
Central & Local Gov’t
Leisure & Sport
Finance & Accounting
Economics, Politics & International Relations
Management & Mandarin (Chinese) MFL
Travel & Tourism
Law & Business Studies
Hotel/ Retail Business Management
Combination of other subjects, Other good A-levels include:
Most other subjects are relevant
Surname Forenames Institution Name Course Placed
Abbas Omar SHEFFIELD HALLAM International Business
Baig Iman Thorayah WESTMINSTER Law
Bellhouse Helen BRUNEL Industrial Design and Technology
Gaffar Khadija ROEHAMPTON Business Management
What to expect in Y10 and Y11
Year 10 will involve studying 2 themes, both of which will be worth 50% of the final grade. Topics include:
● 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
Students will be tested after each topic to assess their understanding and progress on the course. A mock exam will also further assess understanding at the end of the year.
● 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
Students will be tested after each topic to assess their understanding and progress on the course. Mock exams will also further assess understanding at the end of the year.