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Business GCSE

  

 

GCSE BUSINESS STUDIES

Which Teacher is in charge of the course?

Mrs L Gallo

What is the course that I will be following?

WJEC GCSE Business

What kind of things will I study?

 

 

 

 

The main areas of study are:

·         Business Activity

·         Influences on business

·         Business Operations

·         Finance

·         Marketing

·         Human Resources

 

Following a course in GCSE Business should encourage students to:

·         be inspired by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and gain an insight into related sectors;

·         make informed decisions about learning opportunities and career choices;

·         actively engage in the study of business and to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds;

·         use an enquiring, critical approach to distinguish facts from opinion and to build arguments and make informed judgements;

·         develop and apply their knowledge and understanding and skills to contemporary issues in a range of national, local and international contexts;

·         develop and apply quantitative skills relevant to business including using and interpreting data

·         apply and relate knowledge and understanding to real enterprise and business opportunities, decision-making and scenarios

How will my work be assessed?

Unit 1: Business World

Written Examination: 2 hours

62.5% of qualification

Unit 2: Business Perceptions

Written Examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

37.5% of qualification

How can I use this course after Year 11?

This course provides you with a good grounding to continue your studies on an A Level or BTEC Business course. It also provides a useful understanding of the world of employment and work.

What else do I need to know?

There is no specific requirement for prior learning with this course, although a sound knowledge of English and Maths is desirable.

  

 

 

For more information click on the following link:

    http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/business-studies/