The Willink School

The Willink School

Business & Economics - Mr J Slark Head of Department & Mr D Fido.  Mr S Shelley & Mr I Ballantyne Economics 

GCSE Business Studies (Full Course)

Course Outline

We follow the new AQA GCSE 9-1 specification for Business.

This course will give you the opportunity to explore real business issues, and how businesses work.

You will consider the practical application of business concepts, and explore these through the context of events in the business and economic world.

This GCSE Business course has two exams that will be sat in the summer exam series (May - June).

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

Subject content

Assessments

Paper 1: Influences of operations and HRM on business activity

What's assessed

  • Business in the real world
  • Influences on business
  • Business operations
  • Human resources

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 90 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Questions

  • Section A has multiple choice questions and short answer questions worth 20 marks.
  • Section B has one case study/data response stimuli with questions worth approximately 34marks.
  • Section C has one case study/data response stimuli with questions worth approximately 36 marks.

Paper 2: Influences of marketing and finance on business activity

What's assessed

  • Business in the real world
  • Influences on business
  • Marketing
  • Finance

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 90 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Questions

  • Section A has multiple choice questions and short answer questions worth 20 marks.
  • Section B has one case study/data response stimuli with questions worth approximately 34marks.
  • Section C has one case study/data response stimuli with questions worth approximately 36 marks.

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/business/gcse/business-8132/specification-at-a-glance

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