GCSE Business Studies

Qualification

GCSE Business Studies

Exam Board

AQA: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/business/gcse/business-8132

Course Description

  1. Business in the real world
    The purpose of business activity, the role of business enterprise and entrepreneurship, and the dynamic nature of business.
  2. Influences on business
    The importance of external influences on business and how businesses change in response to these influences.
  3. Business operations
    What business operations involve, their role within the production of goods and the provision of services, and how they influence business activity.
  4. Human resources
    The purpose of human resources, its role within business and how it influences business activity.
  5. Marketing
    The purpose of marketing, its role within business and how it influences business activity.
  6. Finance
    The purpose of the finance function, its role within business and how it influences business activity.

Assessment

  • Paper 1 | Influences of operations and HRM on business activity | 50% of GCSE | 90 marks
  • Paper 2 | Influences of marketing and finance on business activity | 50% of GCSE | 90 marks

Entry Requirements

Available to all successful applicants at NUAST.

Leads to

Study at Level 3 (A Level Business or Economics) and or entry into apprenticeship schemes.

Potential Careers

Appropriate as part of a broad and balanced curriculum for access to further studies and/or training, with a key focus on the field of business and related subjects including Marketing, Finance, Human Resources.

Revision Resources

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary-books/gcse/business/buar43-gcse-business-aqa-revision-guide-for-the-gr

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