Years 10 – 11
GCSE Business provides students with a diverse and detailed understanding of the commercial world and how businesses are influenced by global issues and factors. Students will gain a wide variety of transferable skills including teamwork, problem solving and communication. Lessons are interactive and vibrant looking at real life situations which emphasise the relevant and dynamic nature of this subject.
Assessment: GCSE Business has two 1.5 hour examinations sat at the end of Year 11
Business 01: Business activity, marketing and people
Students are introduced to business concepts and issues concerning the activities of a business. They explore the purpose and role of a business from spotting an opportunity through to the growth of an established business. They also look at the role of marketing and human resources.
Business 02: Operations, finance and influences on business
Students take a closer look at the role of operations and finance in business activity. Operations include production processes, quality of goods and services, customer service, and working with suppliers. Finance covers its role, its sources, costs, profit and loss, cash and cash flow.
They also explore how business responds to external influences, such as ethical and environmental considerations, the economic climate and globalisation, and the interdependent nature of business.