Business GCSE

Full name of specification

Edexcel GCSE Business 9-1

Exam board specification link

Name of textbook if used

Edexcel GCSE Business 9-1

Why study this course?

GCSE Business Studies is designed for students to help them learn the skills required for running a business, such as managing money, advertising and employing staff.

What can you expect from this course?

This qualification is designed for learners who want an introduction to business and enterprise that includes a vocational and project-based element. The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to pursue a career in the business and enterprise sector or progress to further study.

How is it assessed?

Two exams, each 1 hour 30mins

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

What can I do after completing this qualification?

Progress onto A ‘level and BTEC level three study

What will I study? (include unit numbers and names)

Theme 1 Investigating small business – Exam
Enterprise and entrepreneurship
Spotting a business opportunity
Putting a business idea into practice
Making the business effective
Understanding external influences on business

Theme 2 Building a business – Exam
Growing the business
Making marketing decisions
Making product decisions
Making financial decisions
Making human resource decisions

Additional activities within this subject

Visiting speakers


Mr McCann