Business

Key Stage 4
Key Stage 4 - BTEC

Course Title and type of Qualification: Business GCSE

What will I learn?

GCSE Business is a popular GCSE subject at Bishop Young Academy. It is also a new subject to choose if you want a change from some of the subjects that you are used to.

Business Studies is an examination of the business world. If you choose to study this you will look at real businesses and see how they operate. You will learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to set up a business and make it a success. Students apply their knowledge and understanding to different business contexts ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals and businesses operating in local, national and global contexts. During this course you will study the following topics:

  • How to be an entrepreneur.
  • How to put a business idea into practice.
  • How businesses meet customer needs.
  • How to manage business finance
  • How to manage people in business.
  • How to manage marketing in business
  • How to manage operations and production in business

How will I be assessed?

Examination: You will sit two written papers at the end of Year 11.

What could I move onto?

If you are contemplating a career in Accountancy; Banking; Local or Central government; Law; Journalism or something similar, then you will find the economics element of this course useful. Or if you can see yourself setting up your own business one day, then having knowledge of how businesses work coupled with a basic knowledge of how the economy works is invaluable.

You could choose to continue your study of Business at A Level and Applied A Level or you could choose to pair this subjects such as Economics at A Level. You could use your knowledge of how businesses work to support your studies in other subjects at GCSE and Post-16.

Also, because any organisation you will work in can be classed as a business, any knowledge you have of how businesses are run, how the different departments in a business are organised, the people who work in a business and what they do are all valued by employers. So you could use your business skills to get straight into work; onto an apprenticeship scheme or simply to get a part time job when you are old enough.

Exam Board: AQA

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Course Title and type of Qualification: VCERT LEVEL 2 TECHNICAL AWARD IN BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE

What will I learn?

The NCFE Level 2 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise is designed to provide pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding of the applied study of good business and enterprise practices and an understanding of working in the sector.

Pupils will gain a broad understanding of Business and Enterprise including the following:

  • Entrepreneurial characteristics and business aims and objectives
  • Legal structures, organisational structures and stakeholder engagement
  • The marketing mix, market research, market types and orientation types
  • Internal and external influences on business
  • Research, resource planning and growth for business
  • Human resource requirements for a business start-up
  • Sources of enterprise funding and business finance
  • Business and enterprise planning.

How will I be assessed?

40% Weighting Externally Assessed: Written Examination (externally marked) – Taught in Year 9 and 10. Examination will take place in November of Year 11 with a resit opportunity on March

60% Weighting Internally Assessed: Synoptic Project (externally quality assured) – Taught in Year 11

What could I move onto?

If you would like a career in advertising, banking, retail, management, ICT, Law or even setting up your own business one day then this is a good choice for you now.

You could choose to continue your study of Business at A Level and Applied A Level in the sixth form.

You could use your knowledge of how businesses work to support your studies in other subjects at GCSE and Post-16.

Also, because any organisation you will work in can be classed as a business, any knowledge you have of how businesses are run, how the different departments in a business are organised, the people who work in a business and what they do are all valued by employers. So you could use your business skills to get straight into work; onto an apprenticeship scheme or simply to get a part time job when you are old enough.

Exam Board: NCFE

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