Business Studies - Key Stage 4

 

Key Stage 4 GCSE Business Studies

We offer the Edexcel (5BS0) Business Studies GCSE course and Cambridge Economics IGCSE (0455) course, which is suitable for students across the full ability range and conforms to the criteria of the National Curriculum of England and Wales for Business Studies. The intention of this specification is to facilitate progression to Advanced subsidiary and Advanced Applied subjects in Business/Economics related subjects.

 

Year 10 Business (Edexcel)
Unit 1 - Introduction to Small Business – 5BS01: Main Areas of Study     

 

Spotting a Business Opportunity

 creativity 1

Showing Enterprise

 cashflow

Putting a Business Idea into Practice

 branding 

Making the Start-up Effective

 eco 

Understanding Economic Content

Unit 2 - Investigating Small Business – 5BS02

 marketing1

Marketing

 customer happy

Meeting Customer Needs

 finance

Financial Management

 

People Management

 ethics 

The Wider World

 

AssessmentDetailsTimeWeighting

Unit 1

Written Paper
Multiple Choice

45 mins

25%

Unit 2

Controlled Assessment
6 hours research/3 hours write up

9 hrs

25%

Unit 3

Written Paper

1 hour 30 mins

25%

IGCSE Economics

The Economics syllabus will develop an understanding of economic terminology and principles and of basic economic theory. Students will learn about the economics of developed and developing nations and how these interrelate. They will also learn to handle simple data and undertake economic analysis, evaluate information and discriminate between facts and value judgements in economic issues. A foundation for further study at A Level, the syllabus also encourages a better understanding of the world in which students live, and helps them play an active part in the decision-making process, whether as consumers, producers or citizens of the local, national and international community.

 

Year 10 Economics (Cambridge)

 dollar

Choice & The Allocation of Resources

 ddss

How the Market works & fails

 consumer 20spending 20US

Individual : Consumer & Borrower

  costs

Firm : Producer & Buyer

 

Year 11 Economics (Cambridge)

 Tax

Role of Government

 jobs

Economic Indicators

 development

Developing Economies

  currency

International Aspect

 

AssessmentDetailsTimeWeighting

Paper 1

Multiple Choice Questions

45 mins

30%

Paper 2

1 Compulsory question & 3 questions from a choice of 6

2.15 hours

70%