IGCSE Booklet ENG - Page 8

BUSINESS STUDIES

Exam Board - EDEXCEL

The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Business is a linear qualification. It consists of two examinations that must be taken in the same series at the end of the course of study.

The Edexcel International GCSE in Business qualification enables students to:

• develop an interest in and enthusiasm for the study of business

• develop an understanding of business concepts, business terminology, business objectives and the integrated nature of business activity

• understand how the main types of business are organized, financed and operated

• develop and apply knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary business issues in a wide range of businesses from small enterprises to large multinationals and businesses operating in local, national and global context

• develop critical-thinking and inquiry skills to distinguish between facts and opinion, calculating, interpreting and evaluating business data, to help build arguments and make informed judgments

• develop an understanding of the dynamics of business activity and the related considerations of ethics and sustainability for global businesses.

Units of Study

1 - Business activity and influences on business

2 - People in business

3 - Business finance

4 - Marketing

5 - Business operations

Examination Assessment Year 11

Paper 1 Investigating Small Businesses, 1 hour 30 minutes, 50% of the qualification

Paper 2 Investigating Large Businesses, 1 hour 30 minutes, 50% of the qualification