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Business

The Business department offers students a range of stimulating learning opportunities through a variety of courses at Key Stage 4 and 5. GCSE in Business is a qualification that is engaging and inspiring, and which reflects the demands of a truly modern and evolving business environment – a qualification that enables your students to develop as commercially minded and enterprising individuals and helps them to succeed in their chosen pathway.

Business at Key Stage 4

The Pearson Edexcel Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Business.

This exciting course has been designed to prepare individuals for employment and/or career development opportunities.  The course concentrates on the key business concepts, issues and skills involved in starting and running a small business. It provides a framework for students to explore core concepts through the lens of an entrepreneur setting up a business.

In addition, it examines how a business develops beyond the start-up phase. It focuses on the key business concepts, issues and decisions used to grow a business, with emphasis on aspects of marketing, operations, finance and human resources.

This qualification consists of two themes of study and are assessed through exams.

  • Theme 1: Investigating small business
    • Written examination: 90 minutes
    • 50% of the qualification
    • 90 marks
  • Theme 2: Building a business
    • Written examination: 90 minutes
    • 50% of the qualification
    • 90 marks 

Additional and recommended learning tools or reading

  • Books – Edexcel revision guides, Edexcel revision workbooks, Hodder Education Business book
  • Websites – Tutror2u, Edexcel website, Dynamic learning website
  • Apps - Gojimo

Department Members

  • Mr M Bonsu - Head of department