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Business Studies

There is no simple set of rules that will ensure success in business and the same applies to studying businesses and their environment at both KS4 and KS5. Instead there are exciting challenges, risks and solutions waiting to be discovered. 

The subject is based on real life situations and you will regularly be given the opportunity to apply what you have learnt in the classroom to up to date business scenarios and events. 

Whilst studying business studies you will develop and understand the analytical and evaluative skills required to identify and solve business problems. It sounds interesting because it is a fascinating subject, and one that will prove useful in any future career. 

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Qualification: Business Studies GCSE
Examination Board: OCR

Business Studies is an exciting option to take at GCSE. What did you see when you turned on the TV today? Listening to the radio? Travelling to school? Walking into your local shop? Business is all around you, competing for your custom and persuading you to be brand loyal. Business Studies will introduce the technical language of business and industry and encourage you to use your analytical and evaluative skills in solving business problems.

What does the course involve?

Business studies course content

100% examination -no controlled assessment.

Progression opportunities (Sixth Form and beyond)

Many students who study Business at GCSE continue their study (with Business or Economics) into the John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre or other providers and go on to university.  This course of study also applies itself for students to be better equipped to enter the world of work or to secure a place on an apprenticeship scheme.

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