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Business Studies iGCSE

An iGCSE Business Studies will give you a thorough grounding in the skills required for today’s rapidly changing business world. Employers are always keen to employ individuals with a good understanding of business and this course will provide you with exactly that.  GCSEs are the most widely taken qualification in the UK and considered the educational standard for school-leavers at 16.

As a student of Oxbridge Home learning, you will gain skills in all aspects of running a business and we even cover the skills required to start your own. You will also be able to understand and appreciate the nature and scope of business, and the role it plays in society. In this course develop your interest in, and enjoyment of, business subjects that will be sustained in later life.

This iGCSE Business Studies course has been written to the latest specifications and has been designed to give you the best possible chance of success. You’ll have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam.  iGCSE in Business Studies is perfect for anyone wishing to work in business and also giving a head-start to anyone thinking about studying business at a higher level, this flexible and convenient distance learning course forms a comprehensive introduction to the world of commerce, industry and finance. iGCSE’s are Qualifications that count.

You will benefit from:

  • 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)
  • Coursework administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
  • 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)

On this course you will:

  • Gain knowledge of the key aspects of running a business
  • Develops learners’ understanding of business activity and skills required for today’s changing business world
  • Develop understanding and skills to a wide range of international and UK contexts, considering ethics, sustainability and different stakeholder perspectives

A Business Studies iGCSE will give you a thorough grounding in the skills required for today’s rapidly changing business world.
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: AQA
Our course ref: G007
Qualification code: 4BS0

The 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 GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Study Hours

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

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment. If you need longer, this, of course can be arranged.

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.

Assessment

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2020. 

You’ll be required to complete the one GCSE standard written exam.

Official exams

  • 2 hours, 100% 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.

Assignments

During your course, you will also be required complete 15 assignments. 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 Studies, 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.
Section 1
Business activity and the changing environment
  • Business, its aims and objectives
  • Types of private sector business organisations
  • Public ownership
  • Stakeholders
  • Factors of production
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary activity
  • Location of industry
  • Government influences on business
  • External influences
  • Judging success

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Costs vary between test centres and please be aware that we can organise a local exam centre for you or you can choose your own.

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 enrollment.

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 3 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

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.

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.