GCSE Business is a brand new qualification that will enable students to understand more about the business world and motivate, challenge and prepare them to make informed decisions about further study and career pathways.
GCSE Business provides a strong foundation for employment with students progressing with further training to a wide range of careers such as banking, sales, product management and general management.
Students will complete two exams at the end of the course (Y11). Both papers will be 1hour 30mins long.
These papers will consist of a mix of calculations, multiple choice, short answer and extended answer questions.
Each exam is worth 50% of the overall grade.
There is no coursework or controlled assessment elements to this course.
Topics studied will include Enterprise, Marketing and Financial Decisions and Putting a business idea into practice.
Grade ladders show the skills/content that a pupil is required to demonstrate to reach each particular grade. These can be used by pupils and parents in targeting what they need to do to make progress in each subject.
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