This GCSE Business course equips students with the skills and confidence to explore how different business situations affect decision-making. They develop their understanding of concepts, objectives and terminology, and the impact of contemporary issues on business operations. The course will challenge the students to become critical thinkers as they are able to assess the economy around them and make key decisions so a business supports and thrives within that economy. The knowledge and skills gained from this GCSE will provide our students with a firm foundation and with lifelong skills to study Business and or Economics at higher levels.
“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”
Madam C.J. Walker, first female self-made millionaire
“If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.”
Marissa Mayer, businesswoman and investor
Business Studies is a KS4 only subject
KS4 curriculum map & knowledge organisers
Assessment and feedback
There are two Summative Assessment tests per year at KS4 (called mocks). These are cumulative in nature and the purpose is:
1. To confirm the track point of the student
2. To promote longer term recall by testing earlier topics and to meet the demands of a linear course.
There are ‘End of Unit Tests’ for each of the 3 topics studied per year. These are exam style questions that cover all the knowledge the students have learnt per topic. However, there are regular in-class assessments, including key terms tests, multiple choice assessments on Teams and 6,7, and 9 maker exam questions. Students will also be expected to complete Seneca activities and Quizlet tests as part of revision and homework.
Feedback is given regularly by class teachers in the form of marked assessments, verbal whole-class feedback or one-to-one advice.
GCSE Business Studies (OCR)
[email protected] – Mrs Z Khan – Curriculum Leader – Business Studies