Business Studies GCSE Short Course at Prince William School
Business Studies involves the study of commercial and non-commercial organisations within their environment. Studied from the perspective of the owners, employees, customers and other stakeholders, the aim of the course is to enable students to develop a critical understanding of modern business, and to allow them to appreciate the complexities of the modern economic environment. Students are encouraged to apply the theoretical aspects of the course to actual business case studies and other similar investigations. Content A range of topics are covered in depth. Students will investigate the theory behind many business practices while at the same time looking at how businesses have adapted these theories to suit their own individual circumstances. Topics such as Marketing, Finance and Production provide not only a focus on specialist skills and knowledge, but also an overview of the world of business and commerce. Examinations and Coursework: Students have one examination in May/June of Year 11. The questions are based around a case study provided in the exam on a specific business example. This examination is worth 75%. The remaining percentage of the grade awarded is done through coursework. The project is based on the scenario of setting up a new business in Oundle. Extended learning: All extended learning is set through use of booklets designed to test business knowledge and techniques. The following topic areas of Aims and Organisations, Finance, Production, Management and External Influences are covered. This course is worth the equivalent of half a GCSE.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince William School directly.