Business & Economics

GCSE Business

is a popular and exciting subject for students who are curious about the process of one day starting up their own business or working within a larger organisation.

Year 10 covers ‘Theme 1: Investigating Small Business’ in which students learn about the steps involved in implementing a Business idea in order to create a successful new Business.

Year 11 covers ‘Theme 2: Building a Business’ in which students learn about how established firms develop successful corporate strategies to compete in a global marketplace.

The course makes frequent use of real-world business cases in lessons and assessments are modelled on examination-style questions to best prepare students for final examinations.

Each theme is covered in one of two examinations taken at the end of the GCSE Course.  Each examination paper is ninety minutes long and consists of a combination of multiple choice, short answer and longer essay-style answer questions based on case studies.

Pupils who study Business often continue on to further studies at college level. Business is a great complementary subject to a wide range of other course choices and is very practical in helping to prepare students for the world of work.  At higher levels, Business or related degrees will continue to be some of the most employable qualifications available.

Economics

Economics is an academically-rigorous subject for those students curious about how society functions from the viewpoint of analyzing how resources are allocated.  Since resources are finite, society must decide:

  • What to produce?
  • How to produce?
  • For whom to produce?

Year 10 covers ‘How Markets Work’ in which students learn about micro-economic concepts such as Supply and Demand theory, market structures and market failure.

Year 11 covers ‘How the Economy Works’ in which students learn about macro-economic concepts such as government objectives, economic policy tools and Globalisation.

The course makes frequent use of real-world news cases in lessons and assessments are modelled on examination-style questions to best prepare students for final examinations.

Each theme is covered in one of two examinations taken at the end of the GCSE Course.  Each examination paper is one hour and forty-five minutes long and consists of a combination of multiple choice, short answer and longer essay-style answer questions based on case studies.

Economics is not widely available at centres nationally at GCSE level and is therefore a great complementary subject to a wide range of other academically-rigorous courses.  Pupils who study Economics often continue on to further studies at college and undergraduate level.

Well-qualified students with an Economics background are both highly employable and highly sought after for higher education because they are able to demonstrate a broad and highly relevant understanding of the world around us.

Further information on both the Business and Economics courses can be found at the Pearson Edecel website linked below:

GCSE (9-1) Business Edexcel
GCSE (9-1) Economics AQA

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