Business Studies

COURSE TITLE
GCSE Business Studies
EXAM BOARD
Edexcel
COURSE CONTENT
To know and understand business concepts, business terminology, business objectives, the integrated nature of business activity and the impact of business on individuals and wider society

Topics covered:

1.1.1 The dynamic nature of business
1.1.2 Risk and reward
1.1.3 The role of business enterprise
1.2.1 Customer needs
1.2.2 Market research
1.2.3 Market segmentation
1.2.4 The competitive environment
1.3.1 Business aims and objectives
1.3.2 Business revenues, costs and profits
1.3.3 Cash and cash-flow
1.3.4 Sources of business finance
1.4.1 The options for start-up and small businesses
1.4.2 Business location
1.4.3 The marketing mix
1.4.4 Business plans
1.5.1 Business stakeholders
1.5.2 Technology and business
1.5.3 Legislation and business
1.5.4 The economy and business
1.5.5 External influences

OVERVIEW OF ASSESSMENT
Theme 1: Investigating small business (*Paper code: 1BS0/01) Theme 2: Building a business (Paper code: 1BS0/02)
Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes. 50% of the qualification and 90 marks Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes. 50% of the qualification and 90 marks
RECOMMENDED READING / LINKS
The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Kenneth H. Blanchard
How to Make a Million Before Lunch by Rachel Bridge
Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin
Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed

https://www.businessed.co.uk/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zpsvr82
https://revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/business-studies

FUTURE PATHWAYS
Banking, sales, product management, consultancy, general management, public sector organisations, retail and charities.