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Edexcel – GCSE Business Studies (9-1)

 Key Stage 4 Curriculum

 All pupils study a full GCSE in Business Studies which consists of 2 units:

Paper 1 – Theme 1 – Investigating Small Business (50%)

Paper 2 – Theme 2 – Building a Business (50%)

 

Paper 1 – Theme 1 – Investigating Small Business (50%)

  • Enterprise
  • Spotting a business opportunity
  • Putting a idea into practice
  • How to make a business effective
  • External influences on business

Written exam: 90 minutes, 90 marks 50% of the total GCSE Multiple choice, calculation, short-answer and extended-writing questions. There are three sections in the paper. Each section is ramped, starting with multiple choice questions, moving to short answer questions and ending with extended writing. Sections B and C are based on real life, relevant business contexts and examples.

 

Paper 2 – Theme 2 – Building a Business (50%)

  • Growing a business
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Human resources

Written exam: 90 minutes, 90 marks 50% of the total GCSE Multiple choice, calculation, short-answer and extended-writing questions. There are three sections in the paper. Each section is ramped, starting with multiple choice questions, moving to short answer questions and ending with extended writing. Sections B and C are based on real life, relevant business contexts and examples.