GCSE Business


Unit 1: Introduction to small business
Overview of content (This unit contains five topics):

  • Spotting a business opportunity
  • Showing enterprise
  • Putting a business idea into practice
  • Making the start-up effective
  • Understanding the economic context
25% of the course
3/4 hour exam
Unit 2: Investigating small businesses
The same content as Unit 1, but this is your controlled assessed coursework based on Edexcel questions to be released in Year 10.
25% of the course
6 hours coursework
Part 3: Production, Finance and the External Environment
 This unit contains five topics:

  • Marketing
  • Meeting customer needs
  • Effective financial management
  • Effective people management
  • The wider world affecting business
50% of the course
1 1/2 hour exam