Exam Board: AQA
GCSE business gives students the opportunity to explore real business issues and how businesses work and consider the practical application of business concepts. The course explores theories and concepts in the most relevant way, through the context of events in the business and economic world. The course covers:
The qualification is divided into two externally examined components:
Paper 1: Business in the real world, influences on business, business operations and human resources. (1 hour 45 minutes—50% of the overall qualification)
Paper 2: Business in the real world, influences on business, marketing and finance.
(1 hour 45 minutes—50% of the overall qualification)
For both papers
Business is one of the most applicable and practical qualifications that is offered at GCSE. Many GCSE business students will move on to A-level and then to college or university to study business studies, it provides the opportunity to gain knowledge that will be applicable in every business context. Whether working for a large PLC, a local company or setting up your own small business, this course is the start of a journey that gives an edge for someone who wants to progress their career in any business environment. Business is extremely advantageous for those seeking a future in marketing, human resources, operational management, and accountancy.