Key Stage 4 Business

What is a business and what does it do?  The term ‘business’ can cover anything from a sole trader in a local market to a multi-national corporation selling products to millions of people all over the world.  Business Studies provides an engaging and stimulating introduction into the world of business. 

These courses will help you develop enterprise and financial skills.  You will learn how a business makes and manages its money and plans for the future.  Businesses must make sure that they keep their customers happy; this involves good communication and interpersonal skills which you will develop.

GCSE Business Studies

Business Studies provides a route to employment into the many diverse areas of business, including roles in specialist areas such as Marketing, Finance, Customer Service or Human Resources.  It leads onto studying Business at Level 3 or A Level.

There are 2 external assessments:

  • Investigating small businesses
  • Building a business

Vocational Certificate in Business and Enterprise:

This qualification is designed for students who want an introduction to business and enterprise that includes a vocational and hands-on element.  It has been developed to enthuse and inspire students about a career in business and enterprise, with the aim to either set up their own business, move into employment, or progress onto further study.

There are 4 compulsory units:

  • Introduction to Business and Enterprise (internally assessed)
  • Marketing for Business and Enterprise (externally assessed)
  • Finance for Business and Enterprise (internally assessed)
  • Plan, develop and participate in a business or enterprise project. (internally assessed)
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