GCSE Business Studies
Business Studies encourages to, develop a lifelong interest in and enjoyment of business subjects, to develop and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to understand today’s issues in local, national and global contexts, for example: international business and the implications of the global economy for the local economy.
Year 11 Units
Unit 1C Business Start Up-35% of total marks
This unit focuses on business startup and the importance of the entrepreneur. Business enterprise exists because entrepreneurs take risks in the hope of making a profit. It also looks at sources of finance for business startups.
- Business Start Up
External Examination- Written Paper 1 hour 20mins
Year 12 Units
Unit 2 Business Development- 40% of total marks
This unit focuses on the use of ratio analysis to interpret final accounts. Students also use management accounting techniques to help make decisions.
- Managing People
- Business Growth
- Business Plan
External Examination - Written Paper 1 hour 40 mins – Comprising of 3 structured questions.
Coursework for this subject takes the form of a controlled assessment worth 25% of the total marks. Students complete one task from a range of tasks released in September of each year.
- Specification link: www.ccea.org.uk/specifications