|Head of Department||Ms A Ray|
|Exam Board||OCR GCSE Business (Year 10)|
OCR GCSE Economics
EDEXCEL BTEC Level 2 First Award
Welcome to Business Studies
The Business courses provide students with the opportunity to gain a high level of understanding of a wide variety of business concepts. These will range from how businesses are set up to how they are organised and run day-to-day. Students will examine how businesses manage their finances as well as how they set and monitor aims and objectives. Students studying any of the Business course will examine many real life business scenarios and have the opportunity to apply the theory they learn to real-life situations.
The range of courses on offer enable students to work to their strengths and so can either opt to study a more traditional examination based course or a more practical vocational option. This ensures that all students can access the full range of grades and move on to the next stage in their academic and/or professional career.
Courses are GCSE Business Studies, Economics and BTEC Business Enterprise
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Course Details - GCSE Business Studies
About the course
Studying GCSE Business will give you a real insight and comprehensive understanding of the ways that businesses today operate in an ever-changing and internationally competitive and dynamic environment. You will learn by studying a variety of topics and real business scenarios, examining the various factors impacting on business activity and their behavior.
The GCSE Business course consists of six units to be studied over Years 9, 10 and 11. These units are:
Business in the real world
Influences on business
There are two papers that will be completed at the end of Year 11. These are both worth 50% of the course and will both be marked out of 90. Each paper will be 1 hour and 45 minutes.
The grades available on the GCSE Business Studies are grades 1—9.
Progression routes for GCSE Business
A Level Business studies.
BTEC qualifications in Business studies.
Level 2/3 in Business Administration and Finance, Business and Information Technology, Business.
Apprenticeships in Business Administration, Accounting, Medical Secretaries, Customer Service.
Careers in Account Manager, Advertising Officer, Business Analyst, Entrepreneur, Estate Agent, Hotel Manager, Recruitment, Sales executive, Team Leader, Banking, Insurance, Marketing, Human Resources, Administration, Customer Service, Stock Broker, Sales Executive, Self Employment and Retail.
Post 16 subject specific entry requirements to study Business related subjects.
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A Level Business Studies course—grade 5/6 equivalent in a related subject
BTEC Level 3 Business—5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above/or equivalent , or (BTEC level 2 Merit or above).
Level 2 Business Studies course— 3 GCSEs at grade D/or equivalent including English Language and Maths at grade 3.
Level 3 Extended Diploma course—5 GCSEs grade 9—4 or equivalent including English Language and Maths
No specific subject criteria for A Level Business
BTEC Level 3 Business Extended Diploma—5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or equivalent including English or Maths OR Merit in Level 2 Diploma in related subject with 4 in English or Maths.