Business Studies

Curriculum Leader

Mrs J Boorman


AQA GCSE Business

This qualification is  graded 9 – 1

By studying this course, students will learn the following skills:

Students will learn to apply their knowledge and understanding to different business environments ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals and businesses operating in local, national and global settings.

Students will develop an understanding of how these contexts impact on business behaviour.

Students will learn to apply their knowledge and understanding to business decision making including:

The interdependent nature of business activity, influences on business, business operations, finance, marketing and human resources, and how these interdependencies underpin business decision making. How different business contexts affect business decisions. The use and limitation of quantitative and qualitative data in making business decisions.

Students will learn how to draw on the knowledge and understanding learned to: Use business keywords to identify and explain business activity. Develop problem solving and decision making skills relevant to business. Investigate, analyse and evaluate business opportunities and issues. Make justified decisions using both qualitative and quantitative data including its selection. Interpretation, analysis and evaluation, and the application of appropriate quantitative skills.

They will learn about new technology for business and use numeracy skills using taught methods for financial calculations and analysis.