Business Studies

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Curriculum information pages:

Year 9 BTEC Enterprise

Year 9 Business GCSE

Year 10 BTEC Enterprise

Year 10 Business GCSE

Year 11 BTEC Enterprise

Year 11 Business GCSE

BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise

What will I study?

  • The characteristics of enterprises
  • How market research helps enterprises to meet customer needs and understand competitors
  • Factors that contribute to the success of an enterprise
  • Generating business ideas
  • Pitching business ideas
  • Running a micro-enterprise
  • Reviewing the success of a micro-enterprise
  • Understanding promotional and financial information

How is it assessed?

2 coursework units:

  • Exploring Enterprises (weighted 30%)
  • Planning for and running an enterprise (weighted 30%)

1 exam unit

  • Promotion and Finance for Enterprise (weighted 40%)

How is it graded?

Pass, Merit or Distinction at level 2


AQA GCSE Business

What will I study?

  • Business in the real world
  • Influences on business
  • Business operations
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Finance

How is it assessed?

2 exams, 1 hour 45 minutes each:

  • Influences of operations and HRM on business activity (weighted 50%)
  • Influences of marketing and finance on business activity (weighted 50%)

How is it graded?

Grades 9-1

Sixth Form Courses