Why choose GCSE Business Studies 0450?

Aims of the syllabus:

  • make effective use of relevant terminology, concepts and methods and recognise the strengths and limitations of the ideas used;
  • apply their knowledge and critical understanding to current issues and problems in a wide range of appropriate contexts;
  • distinguish between facts and opinions, and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data in order to help build arguments and make informed judgements;
  • appreciate the perspectives of a range of stakeholders in relation to the environment, individuals, society, government and enterprise;
  • develop knowledge and understanding of the major groups and organisations within and outside business and consider ways in which they are able to influence objectives, decisions and activities;
  • develop knowledge and understanding of how the main types of businesses and commercial institutions are organised, financed and operated and how their relations with other organisations, consumers,
  • employees, owners and society are regulated;
  • develop skills of numeracy, literacy, enquiry, selection and employment of relevant sources of information, presentation and interpretation;
  • develop an awareness of the nature and significance of innovation and change within the context of business activities.

How Are Candidates Assessed?

All candidates take two papers: Papers 1 and 2

Paper 1: 4 questions; Mixture of short answers and structured data responses (1 hour 30 mins)

Paper 2: 4 questions based on a case study. (1 hour 30 mns)

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