Business Studies

This GCSE is a Key Stage 4 course

Unit 1 – Introduction to Small Business (45 minute exam, worth 25%)

This unit provides a framework for students to learn about the marketing, financial, human and operational issues involved in running a small business.

Unit 2 – Controlled Assessment – (worth 25%)

For this unit the students have to conduct some in depth research into the running of a small business of their choice.

Unit 3 – Building a Business (1 hour 30 min exam, worth 50%)

This is the final unit of the course and it examines how a business develops beyond the start up phase.