Students of our Edexcel International GCSE in Business Studies will develop and apply their business knowledge, understanding and skills to a wide range of international and UK contexts, considering ethics, sustainability and different stakeholder perspectives
This course follows the Edexcel syllabus
1 – Business activity and influences on business
This section covers the various objectives of a business, changing business environments and the criteria for judging success. The focus is on the importance of having clear business objectives and how the business environment provides opportunities for, and imposes constraints on, the pursuit of these objectives.
2 – People in business
This section looks at people in organisations, focusing on their roles, relationships and management in business.
3 – Business finance
This section explores the use of accounting and financial information as an aid to decision making.
4 – Marketing
This section focuses on identifying and satisfying customer needs in a changing and competitive international environment.
5 – Business operations
This section examines the way organisations use and manage resources to produce goods and services.
There will be two papers which are externally assessed, Paper 1 will focus on a small business of up to 49 employees that has a local/national market. Paper 2 will focus on a large business of more than 250 employees that has a multinational/global market.
Paper 1: Investigating small businesses: Examination of 1 hour and 30 minutes, set and marked by Pearson. The paper is weighted at 50% of the qualification. Single tier of entry. Students may use a calculator. Out of 80 Marks
Paper 2: Investigating large businesses Examination of 1 hour and 30 minutes, set and marked by Pearson. The paper is weighted at 50% of the qualification. Single tier of entry. Students may use a calculator. Out of 80 Marks
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