Do you have a head for figures or an interest in marketing? Or perhaps you can picture yourself running a business one day or playing a crucial role in the growth and success of an organisation. Whatever the case may be, this GCSE Business Studies course is one for all budding entrepreneurs!
The skills you’ll learn along the way are highly prized by colleges and universities. They’re also in demand in a vast array of professions such as accounting, law, management consultancy, stockbroking, and human resources.
What you will learn
Unit 1 - Business in the Real World
The reasons for starting a business
The basic functions and types of business
Business enterprise and entrepreneurship
The dynamic nature of business
Why businesses exist
Unit 2 - Influences on Business
Ethical and environmental considerations
The economic climate of business
The competitive environment
Unit 3 - Business Operations
The role of procurement
The concept of quality
Good customer service
Unit 4 - Human Resources
Recruitment and selection of employees
Unit 5 - Marketing
The purpose of methods of market research
Elements of the marketing mix
Using the marketing mix: product and pricing
Using the marketing mix: promotion and distribution
Unit 6 - Finance
Sources of finance
Financial terms and calculations
Analysing the financial performance of a business
Unit 7 - Preparing for the Exam
Practice Paper 1
Practice Paper 2
AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSE courses, IGCSE courses and A-level courses.
Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an AQA Business Studies GCSE, issued by AQA. This syllabus (8132) has been chosen specifically because it is best suited to distance learning.
How is this course assessed or examined?
For this course, you’ll be required to complete two standard AQA Business GCSE written exams.
Paper 1: Written exam lasting one hour 45 minutes, 90 marks, 50% of GCSE
Paper 2: Written exam lasting one hour 45 minutes, 90 marks, 50% of GCSE
We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our partner exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is.
During your course, you’ll be required to complete various assignments. These do not contribute to your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you monitor your progress and will be used to produce predicted grades if needed.
While there are no strict entry requirements for this level two GCSE Business course, it is strongly recommended that you have the ability to effectively read and write in English.
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