See our Business Studies Curriculum below at Bentley Wood for KS4 and KS5
Examining Board: Edexcel
Aim of Course:
In Business Studies, we aim to develop a greater understanding and interest in how businesses and the economy work. This allows the students to apply theoretical concepts into real life situations. Students will find out what is involved in running their own businesses and learn what it would take to be a successful entrepreneur. Students are also better-informed consumer, and know where to go if they are dissatisfied by the goods and services they purchased. In essence, we help students become active, global citizens.
Theme 1: Investigating small business
Theme 2: Building a business
Method of Assessment:
There is no coursework for GCSE Business Studies hence the exams are worth 100% of your total GCSE grade.
Paper 1 (50%): written exam 1 hour 30 minutes – 90 minutes
Paper 2 (50%): written exam 1 hour 30 minutes – 90 minutes
Key Stage 5 Progression/ Career Prospects
This course helps you prepare to study A-level Business Studies and Economics here at Bentley Wood High School. You will develop a plethora of skills including; decision making, creativity, problem solving, understanding finance, dealing with data, communicating and teamwork. A GCSE Business qualification could lead to work in any business-related profession including; accountancy, compliance, human resources, law, marketing, operations, risk management, tourism and many more
Is Business the subject for you?
Do you want to be the next Holly Tucker (Not On The High Street) or Ella Mills (Deliciously Ella)! Do you aspire to be at the head of a successful business? Do you have great ideas for new products or services? Or maybe you want to work for a large company by working in marketing or management. No matter what your vision, the Business Studies A Level course gives you an incredibly powerful start to launch you on to becoming a business person. All the key topics of starting and running a business are covered. Armed with this knowledge, maybe you could be giving Sir Leonard Blavatnik (UK most wealthy individual – owner Warner Music) run for his money in a few years’ time or start a business from home! Of course not everybody wants a global corporation. A lot of people prefer small businesses offering individual service or set up their own business, working for themselves. Whether you’re selling homemade candles (Jo Malone) or starting your own e-company (Jeff Bezos), you still need to know about business. Like how to get your products to market. How to price them. How to promote them. And how to get paid.
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Methods of study
How will it be examined?
AS qualification will not count towards the final grade of an A-Level and be a separate qualification in its own right (Linear).
Where will success take me? This A-Level will get you started in business and give you the skills and knowledge to progress to higher education. You could work for a corporation, or maybe a management consultancy. All businesses, and other organisations like charities and hospitals, need sound business skills behind them.