GCSE Business Studies is changing to the new specification in September 2017 for Year 10 students.

For Year 10 students from September 2017 they will complete the new AQA Business Studies specification which gives the students the opportunity to explore real business issues and how businesses work.

In Year 10 – students will learn about businesses in the real world and the influences on business activity. In addition to this they will learn about two functional areas of business activity, Operations and Human Resources.

In Year 11 – students will build on their understanding of businesses in the real world and the influences on business activity and use this to learn about the final two functional areas, Finance and Marketing.

Assessment

  • Paper 1 – Influences of operations and HRM on business activity = Written Paper (1 hour 45 minutes), 90 marks/50%
  • Paper 2 – Influences of marketing and finance on business activity = Written Paper (1 hour 45 minutes) 90 marks/50%

Home Learning Policy

Students will be set homework once every two weeks by their class room teacher and these will either be in the form of;

  • Examination style questions where students will be expected to use the case study provided and complete the exam question using the specific technique provided in lessons.
  • Definition/simple fact finding exercises requiring research skills
  • Analysis tasks where students are expected to identify and explain the benefits and problems to a business of a particular topic
  • Extended research projects where students are expected to research and provide detailed explanations based on real life business case studies.
  • Revision for tests/assessments