BUSINESS

Business Studies KS5 students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Studies Curriculum Impact

Business Studies Curriculum Implementation

Business Studies Curriculum Intent

Welcome to the Business Studies Department at The Lakes School

 

EdExcel GCSE Business Studies course description

Theme 1: Investigating small business (*Paper code: 1BS0/01)

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification

90 marks

Content overview

Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship
Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity
Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice
Topic 1.4 Making the business effective
Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business

Assessment overview

The paper is divided into three sections:

Section A: 35 marks
Section B: 30 marks
Section C: 25 marks.

The paper will consist of calculations, multiple-choice, short-answer and extended-writing questions.

Questions in Sections B and C will be based on business contexts given in the paper.
Calculators may be used in the examination.

Theme 2: Building a business (Paper code: 1BS0/02)

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification

90 marks

Content overview

Topic 2.1 Growing the business
Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions
Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions
Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions
Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions

Assessment overview

The paper is divided into three sections:

Section A: 35 marks
Section B: 30 marks
Section C: 25 marks.

The paper will consist of calculations, multiple-choice, short-answer and extended-writing questions.

Questions in Sections B and C will be based on business contexts given in the paper.
Calculators may be used in the examination.

Career options with Business Studies qualifications

Entrepreneur
Accountant
Business development advisor
Chartered management accountant
Corporate investment banker
Data scientist
Forensic accountant
Risk manager
Stock market analyst
Supply chain manager

Other potential opportunities include:

Human resources advisor
Lecturer
Marketing executive
Mortgage advisor
Operations manager
Project manager
Sales manager

Enrichment Opportunities – Careers Fair Planning