Business

business-studley

Staff

Mrs M Dudley
Computing, Business Studies

Mrs H Middup
Maths, Business Studies

Miss M Mosseri
MFL, Business Studies

BUSINESS STUDIES PROGRAMME OF STUDY KEY STAGE 4

Unit 1 Introduction to Small Business

  • Weighting 25%
  • Compulsory unit
  • Externally assessed
  • Availability: June series in Year 11

Overview of content

This unit contains five topics:

  • Spotting a business opportunity
  • Showing enterprise
  • Putting a business idea into practice
  • Making the start-up effective
  • Understanding the economic context

Overview of assessment

  • External examination: 45 minutes
  • Compulsory multiple-choice and objective test questions = total of 40 marks

Unit 2 Investigating Small Business

  • Weighting 25%
  • Compulsory unit
  • Internally assessed
  • Availability: June series in Year 11

Overview of content

  • Same content as Unit 1

Overview of assessment

  • This unit is internally assessed under controlled conditions
  • Students complete one Edexcel-set task with a total of 40 marks
  • Research / Investigation – approximately two weeks of curriculum time (max of 6hrs)
  • Analysis / evaluation of task (final write-up) – approximately one week of curriculum time (max 3hrs)
  • The task is internally marked by teachers and moderated by Edexcel

Unit 3 Building a Business

  • Weighting 50%
  • Compulsory unit for GCSE business Studies pathway only
  • Externally assessed
  • Availability: June series in Year 11

Overview of content

This unit contains five topics:

  • marketing meeting
  • Customer needs
  • Effective financial management
  • Effective people management
  • The wider world affecting business

Overview of assessment

  • Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Student will be required to answer all questions from Sections A, B and C.
  • Questions will comprise of a combination of multiple-choice, short and extended answer, data response and scenario-based questions with a total of 90 marks.

Useful websites for revision:

www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/gcse/business