GCSE Business aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the business world. Students learn the key qualities of an entrepreneur, the various functions of organisations and the varying nature of consumer behaviour. They also learn about the changing environment in which businesses operate and most importantly learn strategies which enable businesses to start, survive and continue to grow into global empires.
Business enables students to understand change and the importance of being flexible and adapting to the environment around them, either as individuals in departments, whole businesses or as consumers of our own societies. Students also learn the very complex nature of decision-making and thus learn the awareness of the variety of implications that ensue from their own actions. Theme 1: Investigating small business. 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 Examined by a written external examination which will include multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.
Theme 2: Building a Business.
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 Examined by a written external examination which will include multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions