Business iGCSE

Our course code: G007

Course fee: £695 or from £52 per month

Apply code 'FUND20' when enrolling

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If the hustle and flow of the modern business get you excited, then you’re in the right place. Our IGCSE Business taps into key aspects of how organisations operate in relation to its people, marketing and finance. You’ll also gain a solid grounding of skills all employers look for in today’s fast-changing business environment. Widely taken qualifications, GCSEs are considered educational standard for school-leavers at 16 in the UK.

Business makes the world go around, so you’ll gain an awareness of what it takes to run a business. The course explores types of activity, decision-making, and factors that can impact an organisation. It also observes the workforce, a key business resource, looking at areas of recruitment, training, and rewards that spur motivation. The goal of any business is raising profit, so you’ll examine financial management but also how marketing generates consumer interest. Finally, you’ll assess organisation operations, such as quality and productivity.

iGCSE’s are qualifications that count. Enrol today!

Written to the latest specifications, the IGCSE Business gives you the best possible chance of success. Furthermore, you’ll have everything you need to succeed: a clear induction, your own tutor, and well-structured assignments. Working together, we’ll help you develop the knowledge needed to sit and pass your exams.

Perfect for anyone wishing to work in business or studying at a higher level. Our distance learning course forms an ideal intro to the world of commerce, industry and finance and has been written to work on your terms.

You will benefit from:

  • A brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast Track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Includes administration and 5-day assignment marking
  • Access to our network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
  • Exam pass guarantee (if you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

If the hustle and flow of the modern business get you excited, then you’re in the right place. Our IGCSE Business taps into key aspects of how organisations operate in […]

  • Exam Pass Guarantee

    If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

  • Guaranteed exam centre

    Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

  • Proactive tutors

    We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.

  • Awarding body: Edexcel
  • Our course code: G007
  • Qualification code: 4BS1

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad. They have been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 2 decades. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment.


All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2021.

You’ll be required to complete the two standard written exams.

Official exams

  • 1 hour 30 minutes, 50% of marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes, 50% of marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.


During your course, you will also be required complete one introductory assignment and 8 assignment. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course. There is no coursework to complete.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an iGCSE in Business, issued by EdExcel. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 2

Entry requirements - This course is designed for native speakers. While there are no strict entry requirements for this course, it is strongly recommended that you have the ability to read and write English effectively.

Course Content

1: Business activity
  • Business objectives
  • Sole traders and partnerships
  • Limited liability companies and public corporations
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary activity
2: Influences on business
  • Decisions on location
  • Business and the international economy
  • Government objectives and policies
  • External factors
  • Measuring success
3: People in business
  • Organisational structure
  • Internal and external communication
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Training
  • Motivation and rewards
4: Business finance
  • Sources of business finance
  • Cash-flow forecasting
  • Costs and break-even analysis
  • Financial documents
  • Accounts analysis
5: Marketing
  • The market
  • Market research
  • The marketing mix: product
  • The marketing mix: price
  • The marketing mix: place
  • The marketing mix: promotion
6: Business operations
  • Economies and diseconomies of scale
  • Production
  • Improving productivity
  • Quality
7: Practice paper 1 (small businesses)
  • TBC
8: Practice paper 2 (large businesses)
  • TBC
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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details. There are no essential set texts. However, the course includes some recommended books for additional reading.

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

This course is self-contained so no additional textbooks are required. Where there are required additional text books, we include this as free eBooks.

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.