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GCSE Business Studies

Business Studies

Examination Board - CCEA

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.

  1. Business Start Up
  2. Production
  3. Marketing



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.

  1. Finance
  2. Managing People
  3. Business Growth
  4. Business Plan


External Examination - Written Paper 1 hour 40 mins – Comprising of 3 structured questions.

Synoptic Assessment*



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

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