Business

Minimum Entry Criteria

Guarantees a place on the course: A in Business Studies or 7 in English Language

May be accepted on the course: B 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%