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Business Studies - Mrs C Tang Head of department

GCSE Business Studies (Full Course)

Unit 1 Setting up a Business
Written Paper (1 hour) 60 marks / 40% 

Unit 2 Growing as a Business
Written Paper (1 hour) 60 marks / 35%

Unit 3 Investigating Businesses
Controlled Assessment  40 marks / 25%

AS Business Studies 

At AS Level, this specification introduces candidates to the challenges and issues of starting a business, including financial planning. It then focuses on how established businesses might improve their effectiveness by making tactical decisions at a functional level:

Unit 1: Planning and Financing a Business
Unit 2: Managing a Business.

A2 Business Studies

At A2, this specification considers strategies for larger businesses and how managers might measure the performance of the business. Finally, it considers the effects that external factors can have on businesses and how a business can plan for and manage change, including leadership style and change in business culture: 

Unit 3: Strategies for Success
Unit 4: The Business Environment and Change

BTEC First Certificate in Business

The BTEC Firsts in Business have been developed in the Business sector to give opportunities for learners to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 vocationally specific qualificationgive full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the Business sector or to progress to vocational qualifications give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.