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Business Studies GCSE at West Kirby Grammar School

Course description

Qualification :General Certificate of Secondary Education
Exam Board :Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
Category :Business Management - Business, Administration and Law

Course content

The course content includes:

Business Objectives and Environment - What drives businesses and business people on? How are they affected by outside influences such as exchange rates or the dramatic growth of China?
Finance - How to fund a business start-up and how to make financial decisions.
Marketing - How and why do firms launch new products, when only one in six succeeds? What influences a business decision to charge particular prices?
Managing People - How to recruit and motivate staff.

Skills gained and used in the course:
Problem solving
Decision making

Example topics

Given the huge size of firms such as Tesco and British Airways, how do small firms manage to survive, or even thrive? How can you tell if a firm is in financial difficulties from its accounts?

Future opportunities

Why choose Business Studies?

Learning about business will give you essential information about the working environment. You will learn about how people behave in the workplace as workers and managers and the influence consumers have on business. You will also gain technical knowledge about how businesses work - producing goods and services, marketing, finance, research and development and the human resources function in any organisation. The course will be taught from the perspective of the individual as a producer and consumer.

Further information

Other information

Possible career progression includes:
University - 3 year degrees or 4 year Sandwich Courses
Public Sector
Banking, Finance and Management Consulting
Self Employment
If you combine Business with a language this can lead to many opportunities working abroad

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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