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GCSE Business

What qualification will this course lead to?

Depending on the combination of units students can achieve one of the following:

GCSE in Business Studies (Edexcel)

GCSE in Business Communications (Edexcel)

GCSE in Business & Economics (Edexcel)

What topics will I study?

All students have to complete 3 units; the mandatory units of "Introduction to Small Business" and "Investigating Small Business. However students can then choose one unit from "Building a Business", "Business Communications" or "Introduction to Economic Understanding".

What understanding and skills will I develop?

You will be introduced to the world of small businesses and will look at what makes someone a successful business person. You will find out how to develop an idea and spot an opportunity, and turn that into a successful business. You will understand how to make a business effective and manage money. You will also see how the world around us affects small businesses and all the people involved.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through two externally-assessed examinations at the end of the course (60%) and a practical portfolio consisting of one controlled assessment (40%).

What can this course lead to?

This course will lead to 1 GCSE, as described above. It provides a good foundation to continue studying Business related subjects at either A-Level or BTEC Level 3. .