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Course Overview

Calling all budding entrepreneurs! Do you have a head for figures? A budding interest in marketing? Can picture yourself running a business one day, or playing a crucial role in the growth and success of an organisation? If so, our AQA GCSE Business Studies online course will be ideal for you.

Our GCSE Business Studies online course teaches you how to make informed, well-reasoned decisions about the various aspects of business. Be that marketing, human resources or actually setting up an organisation.

Business studies challenges you to think about how and why people found businesses, what the challenges might be and why some fail.

The AQA GCSE Business Studies online course provides you with a foundation of knowledge upon which you can build through further study.

This online course introduces you to the essential components of any business operation including structuring your business and finance.

GCSE Business Studies will also provide you with the opportunity to explore the practical application of specific business concepts in real-world contexts. This will help you to see how what you’ve learned works in practice rather than just theory.

You will able to take these skills forward and implement them with ease throughout your future business career or more advanced study.

The AQA GCSE Business Studies online course is enhanced with lessons with a bank of resources, interactive tests and activities.  The course focuses on strands of learning within the curriculum to improve progression throughout, offering a seamless progression.

Our online course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience.

We provide learning resources that focus on assessment objectives and are organised by topic, allowing you to use them alongside our scheme of work.

The online course measures progression and assesses understanding with;

  • Enables students to build, apply and review their understanding with worksheets and Quick Quizzes..
  • Ensure understanding of the key concepts for the main topics with appropiate presentations.
  • Provides complete specification coverage with a list of learning objectives.

This online course  has been designed specifically to be studied online in your own time, at your own pace.

Take Your Exams at Swansea College Exam Centre

Swansea Online Learning College can provide a guaranteed exam space in our affiliated exam centre taking away the hassle of needing to find your own.

Register for  your exams today…

Course Contents

The course is structured into bite-sized parts:

  • The purpose and nature of businesses
  • Business ownership
  • Setting business aims and objectives
  • Stakeholders
  • Business location
  • Business planning
  • Expanding a business
  • Technology
  • Ethical and environmental considerations
  • The economic climate on business 
  • Globalisation
  • Legislation
  • Competitive environment
  • Production processes
  • The role of procurement
  • The concept of quality
  • Good customer services
  • Organisational structures
  • Recruitment 
  • Motivating employees
  • Training
  • Understanding customers
  • Segmentation
  • Market research
  • Marketing mix
  • Sources of finance
  • Cash flow
  • Financial terms and calculations
  • Financial performance 


There are no previous entry requirements for this course.

This is a Linear specification. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course

The AQA  GCSE (9–1) in Business consists of two externally-examined papers.
Paper 1 is a written examination,  Paper 2 is a written examination

Course Duration

You will have 1 year to complete the full GCSE Business online course from the date you start the course. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time

Study hours

180 hours

Study Method

This course enables you to study for a GCSE in Business by online learning.  Full tutor support is available via email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the practical online assessment and exams, you will receive a GCSE in The awarding body is AQA

You will achieve grade between 4-9 with the higher tier paper. If you just fail to achieve grade 4, you will be awarded an allowed grade 3.

Students who fail to meet the minimum standard for an allowed grade 3 will be recorded as U (unclassified) and will not receive a qualification certificate.

Exam Details

Take Your Exams at Swansea College Exam Centre

Swansea Online Learning College can provide a guaranteed exam space in our affiliated exam centre, taking away the hassle of needing to find your own.

Register for your exams today…


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