Business

Edexcel GCSE Business 

Contact: Ms T Wilson

Course Outline

 While studying the two themes of this course you are likely to learn a lot of new things.  You will be introduced to the world of small businesses and will look at how to build a business.

Theme 1 - which focuses on the key business concepts, issues and skills involved in starting and running a small business.

Theme 2 -  examines how a business develops beyond the start-up phase. This theme focuses on the key business concepts, issues and decisions used to grow a business, with an emphasis on aspects of marketing, operations, finance and human resources. You will learn more about how small businesses are developed and discover how businesses promote themselves and keep their customers happy.

 

 Assessment

There are two examination papers:

·   Theme 1 – Investigation Small Business
Written examination: 1 hr 30 mins
50% of grade

·  Theme 2 – Building a Business
Written examination: 1 hr 30 mins
50% of grade

 

 The course is ideal for

 The varied nature of the course and the analytical and evaluative skills gained will equip you well for Sixth form or College studies. After A levels many students progress to university to study a degree in Business or a related subject such as Marketing, Finance, Accounting or Economics, although the knowledge and skills gained are relevant to a wide range of subject areas. In respect of employment, you will be well prepared to enter the world of Finance, Accountancy and Banking, or for various roles in companies.

 

Textbooks

Year 10:

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business, Second Edition (Hodder) ISBN: 978-1471899355

Year 11:

Edexcel GCSE Business: Introduction to Small Business (Edexcel) ISBN: 978-1846904967

Year 12 and 13 Economics

Edexcel A level Economics A Book 1 (Hodder) ISBN: 978-1471830006

 

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