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Overview

The course introduces students to the business world, empowering them
to develop as commercially minded and enterprising individuals. Students will have
the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, enabling them to use business
information critically, to develop arguments, to make justified decisions and to
prepare them for further study and career pathways.
 
The course covers 6 distinct topic areas:
  • Business activity
  • Influences on business
  • Business operations
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human resources

There are no previous learning requirements for this course.

Curriculum

This GCSE specification in Business will enable learners to:

  • actively engage in the study of business to develop as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring
  • use an enquiring, critical approach to distinguish facts and opinions, to build
    arguments and make informed judgements
  • develop and apply business knowledge, understanding and skills tocontemporary issues in a range of local, national and global contexts
  • appreciate a range of perspectives on the impacts of business on wider
    society
  • consider the extent to which business activity can be ethical and support sustainable development
  • develop and apply quantitative skills relevant to business including using and interpreting data
  • apply and relate knowledge and understanding to real enterprise and
    business opportunities, decision making and scenarios.

Assessment

This is a linear qualification in which all assessments must be taken at the end of the course.
The qualification is made up of two units.
Both units assess content from all six topic areas,
so students will be required to draw together knowledge, skills and understanding from
across the subject content in each assessment.
 
Unit 1:
Business World
Written examination: 2 hours
62.5% of qualification
 
Unit 2:
Business Perceptions
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
37.5% of qualification
 

 

Exam Access Arrangements

Exam access arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs,
disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the
demands of the assessment.
For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding
Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable
adjustments’.
We can arrange exam access arrangements and assess you with our special
assessor.
The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits exams.
 
To find out more about Exam access arrangements click here
 
 

Study Options

You can choose from the following study options:

  • Online classes only
  • Blended learning – Classes at the campus and online
  • Distance learning course

FAQs

We offer a range of study options, we are flexible, offer tutor support, and interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

We are registered with Estyn, our aims to give each student a complete education in which they achieve their academic potential and grow as an individual. As well as studying with us, you can sit your exams with us too.


Straight away! There’s no need to wait until September to enrol, you can begin your course at any time. Once you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started by the next working day.

You’ll sit the same GCSE exams at the same time as all the other students in the UK, and you’ll receive the same results, transcript and qualification. Your GCSE course will be accepted by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

You can study GCSE courses through a range of study options; our blended learning which consists of online live classes and in person teaching in class, Online live classes only or Distant learning course.

IGCSE qualifications are ideal for those wanting to study for national qualifications by distance learning. Without all the administrative problems that encumber GCSE course work.

We offer a range of IGCSE Courses; see our Distance learning course page.


Choosing a tier isn’t always easy, particularly for languages, we can help you make a decision. Nobody is a better judge of a student’s ability than their teacher. Regular assessments and mock exams are a key part of our decision making.

If you are studying a distance learning course, we can assess you through the year through a range of assessments.


  • We offer subject support tutorials every month
  • 1:1 support from your subject tutor, online or by email
  • 24/7 access to the your online learning platform
  • Interactive online learning broken down into easy-to-follow units
  • Practice tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
  • Friendly student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

Of course, you can study this course part time, making sure you have said in your enrolment.

GCSE’s are usually a two year course, studying this in one year – would be an intensive course.
You may be able to complete this in one year as an intensive course, you need to show a strong understanding of the subject.

We offer GCSEs – part time in the evenings to adult learners.


We offer interest-free payment plans, you can pay monthly, termly or annually.

Choose the subject you would like to study, add to courses, complete our application form and you can choose to pay online.

If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our Student Advisors on 01792 535 000.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please let us know before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

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