Business Studies – GCSE

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Following on from the updated Government directive on school opening Beauchamp College is now closed to all but children of key workers at Beauchamp, Sir Jonathan North, Judgemeadow  and Brocks Hill Primary School who have registered for a place.

Studying business at GCSE can be useful for anyone. We are all influenced by businesses every day.

All of us work for organisations or run our own companies and GCSE Business will help you understand what is going on. Above all else though, choose business if the news topics on the previous page interest you. The study of business also requires you to be competent in numeracy as there are a lot of financial calculations.


Examination Board




There are two written exams at the end of year 11. Together they make up 100% of the grade. There is no coursework element to this course. The two exams papers are 1 hour 30 minutes each. Paper 1 covers Year 10 content and Paper 2 covers Year 11 content.


Unit Content

While studying the two units of this course you are likely to learn a lot of new things. You will be intr duced to the world of small businesses and will look at what makes someone a successful business person. You will find out how to develop an idea and spot an opportunity, and turn that into a successful business. You will understand how to make a business effective and manage money. You will also see how the world around us affects small businesses and all the people involved.


Other Information

This business course can help you prepare for further education such as A-Levels and BTEC level 3 cou ses. You will become skilled in making decisions, being creative, solving problems, understanding finance, dealing with data, communicating and working as part of team. A GCSE Business course could lead to work in any business or organisation.





Business & Economics Contact

Delvinder Bains
Head of Social Sciences
Laura Brown
Head of Business & Economics