Business Studies

Business Studies Teachers

  • Mr K Norris (Subject Leader)
  • Mr A Semwogerere

Business Studies: Key Stage 4

Exam Board: AQA

Course: Business Studies GCSE

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Exam Board: Edexcel

Subject Leader: Mr K Norris

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Course Content:

Students of this course should study business in a variety of contexts (eg large/small, UK focused/global, service/manufacturing) and consider:

  • the importance of the context of business in relation to decision making
  • the interrelated nature of business activities and how they affect competitiveness
  • the competitive environment and the markets in which businesses operate
  • the influences on functional decisions and plans including ethical and environmental issues
  • the factors that might determine whether a decision is successful eg the quality of data and the degree of uncertainty
  • how technology is changing the way decisions are made and how businesses operate and compete
  • the impact on stakeholders of functional decisions and their response to such decisions
  • use of non-quantitative and quantitative data in decision making (including the interpretation of index numbers and calculations such as ratios and percentages).