Sir Jonathan North - Home Page

Skip to content | Skip to sub menu |

Home > Curriculum > Humanities > GCSE Business Studies

home learning

GCSE Business Studies

Members of Staff and Roles/Responsibilities

Ms Helen Knowles Curriculum Team Leader Humanities

Back to the top ^

GCSE Business Studies Overview

Business Studies is offered at KS4. It is the study of how to set up and run a business, the factors that can affect a business, who is employed within a business, how businesses market themselves and how they control the finances of a business
This option will suit those who have an interest in working in a business in the future. There is a clear progression route through A-Levels, BTEC or NVQs in this subject. You need to enjoy working independently and in groups and want to try something new.


Back to the top ^

GCSE Business Studies Structure

We follow the OCR GCSE in Business Studies. You can gain a grade ranging from A* - G.

Back to the top ^

GCSE Business Studies Content

YEAR 10 AND 11

Marketing and Enterprise
Business and People
Production, finance and the external business environment

Back to the top ^

Additional Information

Additional Information
The focus of the business studies course is for students to study a real life working industry. The Business sector is one of the most important  in the UK at the present time.
Students learn through a variety of teaching methods and will learn skills that can be used within the industry. One of the skills may be to identify what a customer will want and how you can provide the correct service to that customer.

The Business studies course involves going on educational visits and looking at how organisations within the sector operate and deal with customers. Examples of visits are to Queens Road, Cadburys World and Caterpillar

What Exams are there?
Unit 2 and 3 will be an examined unit. Unit 2 is a 1 hour exam paper and unit 3 is a 1 ½ hour exam paper to be taken at the end of year 11.

Career Information
The course will help you if you wish to follow a career into business. Most jobs that you will do in the future will be linked to a business in some form of way. If you want to work in a business or set up your own business this course will help you to understand the key parts of all businesses.

Progress Information
This course allows progression onto college courses where you can do A-Level or BTEC qualifications. Also there are many university courses offered in Business Studies or Business Management.

Back to the top ^