Business Studies

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Homework Expectations

This is normally set on a weekly/fortnightly basis and uses a variety of formats including reports, Exam questions to complete, topic to research and news/documentaries to watch.

Information about the course

This 9-1 GCSE course is delivered over 2 years and will be assessed through 2 external exam papers at the end of Year 11. The course content is outlined below and is broken down into the 2 papers: Theme 1 and Theme 2. More information can be found at the previous link:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Business/2017/specification-and-sample-assessments/GCSE_Business_Spec_2017.pdf

Theme 1: Investigating small business (*Paper code: 1BS0/01)
  • Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • 50% of the qualification
  • 90 marks
Content overview
  • 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
Assessment overview
The paper is divided into three sections:
  • Section A: 35 marks
  • Section B: 30 marks
  • Section C: 25 marks
The paper will consist of calculations, multiple-choice, short-answer and extended-writing questions.
questions in Sections B and C will be based on business contexts given in the paper.
Calculators may be used in the examination.
Theme 2: Building a business(*Paper code: 1BS0/02)
  • Written examination: 1 hour and 30min
  • 50% of the qualification
  • 90 marks
Content overview
  • 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
Assessment overview
The paper is divided into three sections:
  • Section A: 35 marks
  • Section B: 30 marks
  • Section C: 25 marks
The paper will consist of calculations, multiple-choice, short-answer and extended-writing questions.
questions in Sections B and C will be based on business contexts given in the paper.
Calculators may be used in the examination.