Business Studies

Course Outline – What will I learn?


Paper 1 – You will learn about the key business concepts, issues and skills involved in starting and running a small business. 

Paper 2 – You will learn about how a business develops beyond the start-up phase focusing on the key business concepts, issues and decisions used to grow a business, with emphasis on aspects of marketing, operations, finance and human resources. 


Paper 1­ – Topics include enterprise and entrepreneurship, spotting a business opportunity, putting a business idea into practice, making the business effective and understanding external influences on business.
Paper 2­ – Topics include growing the business, making marketing, operational, financial and  human resource decisions.

How will it be assessed?

Paper 1 ­ 50% of the total marks
Paper 2 ­ 50% of the total marks

Coursework is not applicable for this subject.

What parents need to know

Business Studies will help pupils to gain knowledge and understanding on starting and growing a business. This course will provide pupils a strong foundation to allow pupils to gain access into employment to a wide range of careers or further training in specific aspects of business

Potential further study and careers

  • Banking
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Product Management 
  • General Management 
  • Business Analyst 


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