GCSE Business (Part of the GCSE Fast-Track Programme)
GCSE Business is the study of how businesses are structured, how they effectively use marketing to sell their products and control their finances. The course will develop your understanding of what the requirements of your stakeholders and how to set up a business.
The College is offering a full-time GCSE Fast-Track Programme for students achieving mostly D grades in their GCSEs, which runs for one year.
The course is split into 2 units. Unit one looks at how businesses work, what they do and how they are organised. Unit two looks at the importance of finance and money and how financial documents are created and used to benefit the business.
You will taught through a variety of methods, including lectures, group work, independent study and research projects. You should expect to spend 1 – 2 hours a week on private study.
Unit one is assessed via the completion of coursework analysing how local and international businesses work. Unit two is assessed via a one hour exam.
All materials that the student needs will be supplied by the college.
Successful completion of this course could lead to progression on A Level Business, A Level Economics, BTEC Extended Diploma in Business or Apprenticeship.
This course is closely linked with the college enterprise society Evolve and those completing the business GCSE will be encouraged to work with the society enabling them to put into practice what they are learning as part of the course. For example organising, running and evaluating a business event of their choice such as a trip.
The course information is accurate at the time of printing but is subject to change.
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