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Business Studies

GCSE BUSINESS 

Business (9-1)
Exam Board: Edexcel 

Students will study an  engaging and inspiring specification which reflects the demands of a truly modern and evolving business environment. This qualification enables students to develop as commercially minded and enterprising individuals and helps them to succeed in their chosen pathway.

Unit breakdown 

 

 

Theme 1

Theme 2

Course Content

·         Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship

·         Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity

·         Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice

·         Topic 1.4 Making the business effective

·         Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business

·         Topic 2.1 Growing the business

·         Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions

·         Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions

·         Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions

·         Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions

% Weighting 

50% of total GCSE grade

50% of total GCSE grade

Total Marks

90 Marks

90 Marks

Time allowed

1 hour 30 minutes

1 hour 30 minutes


For further information please the specification:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Business/2017/specification-and-sample-assessments/GCSE_Business_Spec_2017.pdf 

 

BTEC Level 3

BTEC LEVEL 3 BUSINESS

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate 
Exam Board: 
Edexcel 

A BTEC National Extended Certificate is a level 3 qualification that will provide a vocational approach to studying Business. Through analysing real businesses and applying knowledge to ‘real life’ scenarios, all students will have the opportunity to learn a huge variety of skills that will form a strong basis for them to either use for their progression into university or into the world of business. This is an exciting opportunity to achieve highly in a predominantly continual assessment course.

 

This qualification is equivalent to one A Level.

 

What will I study?
Across the two years students will study 3 mandatory units:
- Exploring business
- Developing a marketing campaign
- Personal and Business Finance 

Students then have the opportunity to undertake one additional optional unit:
- Recruitment and selection process
- Investigating customer service
-Market Research
-The English Legal system
-Work Experience in Business 

 

How will I be examined?
As this is a BTEC course students will be continually assessed throughout the two years. Two of the units will be internally assessed and the remaining two units will be externally assessed. Students will have the option to resit both of the externally assessed units if required. 

 

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business

Unit

Mandatory Units

Assessment method

GLH

1

Exploring Business

Internal

90

2

Developing a marketing campaign

External

90

3

Personal and Business Finance

External (Exam)

120

Optional Specialist

8

Recruitment and selection process

Internal

60

14

Investigating customer service

Internal

60

22

Market Research

Internal

60

23

The English Legal System

Internal

60

27

Work experience in business

Internal

60

For further information please see the BTEC Specification: http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Business/2016/specification-and-sample-assessments/9781446938218_BTECNationals_Bus_ExCert_Spec_Iss3C.pdf 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Julie Niblett, Teacher of Business studies;

niblettj@ursuline.kent.sch.uk