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    Subject Overview

    At GCSE two Themes are studied:

    Theme 1 – Investigating small business. This includes five topics:

    Enterprise and entrepreneurship, 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity, 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice, 1.4 Making the business effective, 1.5 Understanding external influences on business.

    Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

    50% of the qualification, 90 marks

    Theme 2 – Building a Business. This includes five topics:

    2.1 Growing the business, 2.2 Making marketing decisions, 2.3 Making operational decisions, 2.4 Making financial decisions, 2.5 Making human resource decisions

    Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

    50% of the qualification, 90 marks

    At A Level, As and a A Level topics are studied:

    AS: What is Business, Managers, Leaders and decision making, marketing, operations, finance, human resources

    A Level: Analysing the strategic position of a business, choosing strategic direction, how to pursue strategies, managing strategic change.

    Three examination paper are taken:

    Paper 1: Business 1 – written exam: 2 hours, 100 marks in total, 33.3% of A-level

    Questions – Three compulsory sections:

    Paper 2: Business 2 – written exam: 2 hours, 100 marks in total, 33.3% of A-level

    Questions – Three data response

    Paper 3: Business 3 – written exam: 2 hours, 100 marks in total, 33.3% of A-level

    Questions – One compulsory case study followed by approximately six questions.

     

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    KS5_Core_Skills_and_Knowledge_KS5_Business_Y11_12.pdf401.42 Kb

     

    At GCSE students follow the Pearson/Edexcel Business specification. Further details can be found by clicking here.

    At A Level students follow the AQA Business specification. Further details can be by clicking here.