GCSEBusiness Studies

Unit Content

Unit 1 – Theme 1: Investigating small business


1: Enterprise and entrepreneurship
(Business Ideas, Risk and Reward, Business Enterprise) 

2:Spotting a business opportunity
(Customer Needs, Market Research, Market Segmentation and Competitive Environment)

3:Putting a business idea into practice
(Aims and Objectives, Revenue, Costs and Profits, Cash and Cashflow and Business Finance)

4:Making the business effective
(Business Ownerships, Location, Marketing Mix and Business Plans)

5:Understanding external influences on business
(Stakeholders, Technology in Business, Business Legislation, Business Economy and External Influences)  


Unit 2 – Theme 2: Building a business


1:Growing the business 
(Growth, Changing Aims and Objectives, Globalisation, Ethics and Environment)  

2:Making marketing decisions 
(Product, Place, Price, Promotion, Using the Marketing Mix)

3:Making operational decisions
(Operations, Suppliers, Managing Quality and Sales Process)

4:Making financial decisions 
(Calculations and Understanding Performance)

5:Making human resource decisions 
(Organisational Structures, Recruitment, Training and Motivation)

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"Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”

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"Hard work will always bring opportunities."

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Sir Alan

“Learn from your mistakes, only work with people who share your vision and culture and most importantly, focus on your customer”

Course details

This course is graded as GCSE 9-1
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Business Studies

2 units of assessment

Unit 1 - Exam - 90 minutes and 90 marks

Unit 2 - Exam - 90 minutes and 90 marks

 100% Exam

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