Business Studies

Business Studies

Business Studies is a new GCSE at Brymore and we will be following the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) course. The new course is 100% exam so developing exam technique will be an essential part of our work during the two years.

Unit 1 – Investigating small business (1hour 30 min exam)

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship – Dynamic nature of business, risk and reward, role of business enterprise
  • Spotting a business opportunity – customer needs, market research, market segmentation, competitive environment.
  • Putting a business idea into practice– aims and objectives, revenue, costs and profits, cash flow, sources of finance.
  • Making a business effective – – business ownerships, location, marketing mix, business plans.
  • Understanding external influences on a business – stakeholders, technology, legislation, economy, external influences.

Unit 2 – Building a Business (1hour 30 min exam)

  • Growing the business – Business growth, sources of finance, business objectives, globalisation and ethics.
  • Making marketing decisions – Product, price, place, promotion.
  • Making operational decisions – Production methods, stock control, quality control, sales process
  • Making financial decisions – Business calculations, understanding business performance,
  • Making human resource decisions – business structures, recruitment, training and motivation.

Head of ICT/Business – Mr M Dickson