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Business

Minimum Entry Criteria

Desired: 7 in Business Studies or 7 in English Language

Essential: 6 in Business Studies or 6 in English Language

Board

Edexcel

Outline of the Course

Unit 1: Marketing and people

  • Meeting customer needs, the market, marketing mix and strategy, managing people, entrepreneurs and leaders

Unit 2: Managing business activities

  • Raising finance, financial planning, managing finance, resource management and external influences

Unit 3: Business decisions and strategy (this theme develops the concepts introduced in Unit 2)

  • Business objectives and strategy, business growth, decision-making techniques, influences on business decisions, assessing competitiveness and managing change

Unit 4: Global business (this theme develops the concepts introduced in Unit 1)

  • Globalisation, global markets and business expansion, global marketing, global industries and multinational corporations

Assessment

 
Type of Assessment
Duration
Weighting
1
Examination on Units 1 & 4 – Marketing, people and global business.  Data response questions and two extended open response questions.
2 hours, 100 marks
35%
2
Examination on Units 2 & 3 – Business activities, decisions and strategy.  Data response questions and two extended open response questions.
2 hours, 100 marks
35%
3
Examination on Units 1-4 (synoptic paper), based on a pre-released case study – Investigating business in a competitive environment.  Data response questions and two extended open response questions.
2 hours, 100 marks
30%

Sixth-Form-Programme-of-Courses-2023.pdfBusiness Summer and Endeavour Task