Year 10 and 11 GCSE Business (Edexcel) – From September 2017

Topics that will be covered during Year 10 GCSE Business that starts in September 2017 include;

• The dynamic nature of the business
• Risk and reward
• The role of the business enterprise
• Customer needs
• Market research


• Market segmentation
• The competitive environment
• Business aims and objectives
• Business revenues, costs and profits
• Cash and cash flow
• Sources of business finance
• The options that exist for a start-up business
• Business location
• The marketing mix
• Business plans
• Business stakeholders
• Technology and business
• Legislation and business
• Legislation and business
• The economy and business
• External influences

Topics that will be covered during Year 11 GCSE Business (from September 2018) include;
• Business growth
• Changes in the business aims and objectives
• Business and globalisation
• Ethics, the environment and business
• Product
• Price
• Promotion
• Place
• Using the marketing mic to make business decisions
• Business operations
• Working with suppliers
• Managing quality
• The sales process
• Business calculations
• Understanding business performance
• Organisational structures
• Effective recruitment
• Effective training and development
• Motivation

Assessments held at the end of Year 11:

Theme 1 – Investigation Small Business
Written examination: 1 hr 30 mins
50% of grade

Theme 2 –Building a Business
Written examination: 1 hr 30 mins
50% of grade

Additional information and resources:
1. http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/business-2017.html
2. http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Business/2017/specification-and-sample-assessments/GCSE_Business_Spec_2017.pdf
3. http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/business-2017.html