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Subject Information
Head of Social StudiesMrs Ashton
Emailbusiness@christtheking-school.com
Exam BoardAQA GCSE Business (Year 10)
OCR GCSE Economics
OCR Enterprise and Marketing
Curriculum Content

Course Details - GCSE Business Studies

GCSE Business

Exam Board—AQA

About the course

Studying GCSE Business will give you a real insight  and comprehensive understanding into 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 behaviour.

Course Content

The GCSE Business course consists of six units to be studied over Years 10 and 11.  These units are:

  1. Business in the real world
  2. Influences on business
  3. Business operations
  4. Human resources
  5. Marketing
  6. Finance

Assessment

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.

Grades Available

The grades available on the GCSE Business are grades 1—9.

Progression routes for GCSE Business

  • A Level Business
  • BTEC qualifications in Business.
  • 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

Course Details - Enterprise and Marketing

Cambridge National Certificate in Enterprise and Marketing

Exam Board—OCR

 

About the Course

The Cambridge National Certificate in Enterprise and Marketing is a combination of practical, work-related coursework and an examination.  You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands which are set by the examination board. You will research, design, cost and promote a product and then present your ideas. The coursework will help you to understand how businesses work through a series of business tasks that reflect the real world of business.

Course Content

The Cambridge National Certificate consists of three units which will be studied over Years 10 and 11.  The units are:

R064 – Enterprise and marketing concepts.

R065 – Design a business proposal.

R066 – Market and pitch a business proposal.

Assessment

Two of the units that you study will be assessed through portfolio assignment work which is set by the examination board and assessed by your class teachers.  A sample of this work will be externally checked by an examination board specialist. These coursework units account for 25% each towards your overall grade. The final unit is assessed through an externally set and marked examination which lasts for one and a half hours and accounts for 50% of your overall grade.

Grades 

The Cambridge National Certificate is equivalent to one GCSE grades 9-1.

 Progression routes for Cambridge National Enterprise and Marketing

  • Level 3 BTEC Business.
  • Level 2/3 courses in Business, Administration and Finance, Business and Information Technology, Business, Service and Retail.
  • Apprenticeships: Business Administration, Accounting, Medical Secretaries, Customer Services.
  • Careers: Account Manager, Advertising Officer, Business Analyst, Entrepreneur, Estate Agent, Hotel Manager, Recruitment, Sales Executive, Team Leader, Banking, Insurance, Marketing, Human Resources, Administration, Customer Service, Self employment and Retail.
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