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GCSE Business

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Business and Enterprise at Wolverley CE Secondary School aim to support students in developing their understanding of the business world and entrepreneurship.

It is our aim to prepare students to use business and financial information to make better decisions for both themselves in a personal capacity as well as enhancing their ability to make sound business decisions in a professional capacity.

Pupils are able to study GCSE Business or BTEC Enterprise at Key Stage 4.

The EDUQAS 9-1 GCSE Business course involves the study of many essential areas of business which will prove very useful for students in their future careers. This includes but is not limited to the study of; business finance, influences on business as well as human resources.

The BTEC Enterprise course is a mixture of coursework and examination. This course focuses on exploring businesses, business finance, promotion and planning and pitching a business idea.

The topics to be studied across year 1
  • Business activity
  • Influences on business
  • Marketing
The topics to be studied across year 2
  • Finance
  • Business operations
  • Human resources
Business activity
  • The nature of business activity and goods and services
  • Business enterprise
  • Business planning
  • Business aims and objectives
  • Business ownership
  • Business growth
  • Business location and site
Influences on business
  • Technological influence on business activity
  • Ethical influence on business activity
  • Environmental influence on business activity
  • Economic influence on business activity
  • The impact of globalisation on businesses
  • The impact of legislation on businesses
Business operations
  • Methods of production
  • Quality
  • Supply chain
  • Sales process
Finance
  • Sources of finance
  • Revenue and costs
  • Profit and loss accounts (income statements)
  • Cash flow
  • Financial performance
Marketing
  • Identifying and understanding customers
  • Market research
  • The marketing mix
  • Product
  • Price
  • Promotion
  • Place
Human resources
  • Recruitment
  • Training
  • Motivation
  • Organisational structures
Subject Documents Date
GCSE Business Overview 18th Sep 2019