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Overview

GCSE (9-1) Business Spec

GCSE (9-1) Business Spec

Qualification aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

  • Know and understand business concepts, business terminology, business objectives, the integrated nature of business activity and the impact of business on individuals and wider society.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding to contemporary business issues and to different types and sizes of businesses in local, national and global contexts.
  • Develop as enterprising individuals with the ability to think commercially and creatively to demonstrate business acumen, and draw on evidence to make informed business decisions and solve business problems.
  • Develop as effective and independent students, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds.
  • Use an enquiring, critical approach to make informed judgements.
  • Investigate and analyse real business opportunities and issues to construct well-argued, well-evidenced, balanced and structured arguments, demonstrating their depth and breadth of understanding of business.
  • Develop and apply quantitative skills relevant to business, including using and interpreting data.

Business contexts

Through studying this qualification students will:

  • Apply knowledge and understanding to different business contexts. These include businesses ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals and businesses operating in local, national and global contexts.
  • Develop an understanding of how these contexts impact on business behaviour.
  • Use business terminology to identify and explain business activity.
  • Apply business concepts to familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

Business decision making Through studying this qualification students will:

  • Apply knowledge and understanding to business decision making, including: o the interdependent nature of business activity, influences on business, business operations, finance, marketing and human resources; and how these interdependencies underpin business decision making o how different business contexts affect business decisions o the use and limitation of quantitative and qualitative data in making business decisions.
  • 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.

Curriculum Intent & Plans

Curriculum Intent


CTermly Sequencing Template

Year 10 - Term 2 and 3

Year 11 - Term 2 and 3


Schemes of Work 2019/2020

Year 10

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Year 11

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

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