Business Studies & Economics

Staffing

Mr C Oranu – Subject Leader of Business and Economics
Mrs E Lewis – Teacher of Business
Mr T Bright – Teacher of Business & Economics
Mrs J Williams – Teacher of Business Studies
Ms A Gani – Teacher of Business Studies
Mrs E Meehan – Teacher of Business Studies
Ms A Wutoh – Teacher of Business

Brief overview of KS4 curriculum & web links

AQA GCSE Business Studies – filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-4130-W-SP-14.PDF

The GCSE has three units:

  • Setting up a Business – 1 hour Examination – 40%
  • Growing as a Business – 1 hour Examination – 35%
  • Investigating Business – Controlled Assessment – 25%

Edexcel GCSE Applied Business – www.edexcel.com/Applied Business

The Applied course is equivalent to one GCSE and has two units:

  • Unit 1: Investigating How Businesses Work – Controlled Assessment – 60%
  • Unit 2: Financial Records – 1 hour Examination – 40%

Brief overview of KS5 curriculum & web links

AQA A-Level Business Studies

www.aqa.org.uk

AS

Assessments

  • Paper 1: Business 1
    • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes | 80 marks in total | 50% of AS
  • Paper 2:  Business 2
    • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes | 80 marks in total | 50% of AS

A2

Assessments

  • Paper 1: Business 1
    • Written exam: 2 hours | 100 marks in total | 33.3% or A-level
  • Paper 2: Business 2
    • Written exam: 2 hours | 100 marks in total | 33.3% of A-level Questions
  • Paper 3: Business 3
    • Written exam: 2 hours | 100 marks in total | 33.3% of A-level

Edexcel A-Level Applied Business (single or double award)

www.edexcel.com/business pages

The Single Award is one A-Level and the Double Award is Two A-Levels

AS

  • Unit 1 – Investigating People at Work – 1 hour 30 minute Examination
  • Unit 2 – Investigating Business – Coursework
  • Unit 3 – Investigating Marketing – Coursework
  • Unit 4 – Investigating Electronic Business – Coursework
  • Unit 5 – Investigating Customer Service – Coursework
  • Unit 6 – Investigating Promotion – 1 hour 30 minute Examination

Single students complete Units 1 to 3 and Double students complete all 6 units

A2

  • Unit 8 – Business Development – Controlled Assessment
  • Unit 9 – Managing and Developing People – Coursework
  • Unit 10 – Marketing Decisions – 1 hour 30 minute Examination
  • Unit 11 – Impact of Finance on Business Decisions – Coursework
  • Unit 12 – International Dimensions of Business – Coursework
  • Unit 13 – Organising an Event – Coursework

Single students complete Units 8, 9 and 12 and Double students complete all 6 units

Edexcel A-Level Economics

qualifications.pearson.com/economics-a-2015

AS

Paper 1: Introduction to markets and market future.

  • 50% of the total qualification
  • Written examination:
    • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
    • 80 marks available

Paper 2: The UK economy – performance and policies

  • 50% of the total qualification
  • Written examination
    • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
    • 80 marks available

A2

Paper 1: Markets and business behaviour

  • 35% of the total qualification
  • Written examination.
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • 100 marks available

Paper 2: The national and global economy

  • 35% of the total qualification
  • Written examination.
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • 100 marks available

Paper 3: Microeconomics and macroeconomics

  • 35% of the total qualification
  • Written examination.
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • 100 marks available

IFS

Certificate in Financial Studies – www.ifslearning.ac.uk/FinancialCapability/Qualifications/CeFS.aspx

Unit One – Financial Capability for the Immediate and Short Term

Unit Two – Financial Capability for the Medium and Long Term

Diploma in Financial Studies – www.ifslearning.ac.uk/FinancialCapability/Qualifications/DipFS.aspx

Unit Three – Sustainability of an Individual’s Finances

Unit Four – Sustainability of the Financial Services System

Each Unit is assessed through two components:

Part A – 35 multiple-choice questions. This component of the examination is to be completed in forty five minutes. This component of the examination is worth 35 marks.

Part B – a pre-release case study essay. Prior to the examination, students will be given data and information to consider. The examination paper will also provide additional data and information that relates to the pre-release case study. Students will then be asked questions specifically about the case study (covering both pre-release and new data and information). This component of the examination is to be completed in one hour and forty five minutes and is worth 65 marks.

Further useful links & resources linked via PDF

www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk

www.tutor2u.net

www.bized.co.uk