Business

Introduction

The Business & Social Science faculty offer a varied curriculum helping you to understand the commercial world in which we live. Business looks at the working world from within an organisation or can help you on the way to starting your own business. Social Science on the other hand enters the fascinating world of studying peoples behaviour and offers scientific explanations as to why they behave in this way

Curriculum Map

 What will I study?How will I be assessed?
Year 10For the Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Business students will complete Theme 1 in year 10 which comprises five topic areas: Enterprise and entrepreneurship, Spotting a business opportunity, Putting a business idea into practice, Making the business effective & Understanding external influences on business
Students will complete Theme 2 in year 11 which comprises five topic areas: Growing the business, Making marketing decisions, Making operational decisions, Making financial decisions & Making human resource decisions.
The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Business consists of two externally-examined papers. Students must complete all assessment in year 11.

Theme 1: Investigating small business (Paper code: 1BS0/01)
Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes 50% of the qualification (90 marks)
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Theme 2: Building a business (Paper code: 1BS0/02)
Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes 50% of the qualification (90 marks)
Year 11
Year 13