Click here to download Programme of Learning

GCSE

Business Studies
Board:  Edexcel     Subject Code:  1BSO

Examinations

Theme 1: Investigating a small business

Externally assessed - Unit code:  5BS0/01

External examination - 1 hour 30 minutes

Percentage of Total Marks 50%

Overview of content

This theme contains five topics:

•  Enterprise and entrepreneurship
Spotting a business opportunity
Putting a business idea into practice
Making the business effective
Understanding external influences on business

Overview of assessment

The paper will consist of calculations, multiple-choice, short-answer and extended-writing questions.

 

Theme 2: Building a Business

Externally assessed - Unit code:  5BS0/02

External examination - 1 hour 30 minutes

Percentage of Total Marks 50%

Overview of content

This theme contains five topics:

•  Growing the business
Making marketing decisions
Making operational decisions
Making financial decisions
Making human resource decisions

Overview of assessment

The paper will consist of calculations, multiple-choice, short-answer and extended-writing questions.

 

Tips for Parents

Students will be required to use an enquiring, critical approach to make informed judgements for extended writing. Mathematical skills are also important within GCSE business and also to be able to interpret quantitative information. Practicing these skills will help improve performance within the subject. Staff are on hand at lunch times to help develop students practise. Students are also asked to keep up to date with local and national news in particular with business news that may happen.

 

Helpful Websites

qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/business-2017.html
www.bbc.co.uk/education
www.bbc.co.uk/news
www.businessed.co.uk
www.tutor2u.net

 

Go to top