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Through studying Business Studies, students will gain a greater understanding of how businesses operate in the wider world. Whilst studying the subject, students will learn about all the different departments including Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Operations departments, in addition to learning about making strategic decisions. The subject also prepares students for the future by including vital everyday concepts such as interest rates, exchange rates, budgeting and general financial management.
GCSE Business Studies has been designed to follow a scheme of work which provides students with a basic understanding of how a small business operates in the current economic climate. Students will learn the following topic areas:
Exam board: Edexcel
Business Studies is a KS5 option which is available to all students. However, it is best suited to students whose strengths lie in GCSE Business Studies and/or Maths and English. Students will develop a range of Practical, Presentational, Personal, Interpersonal and Cognitive skills which will prepare students for further education or future employment.
Topics covered during the course include:
Unit 1: The Business Environment
Unit 2: Business Resources
Unit 3: Introduction to Marketing
Unit 4: Business Communication
Unit 18: Managing a Business Event
Unit 36: Starting a Small Business
Exam Board: Edexcel