Business Subjects and Economics (4130)
We are not planning to develop new GCSE Business and Communication Systems or GCSE Applied Business Studies (Double Award) qualifications under government changes to GCSEs.
The GCSE Business Subjects and Economics suite is composed of six separate qualifications that can be achieved. Please see our specification at a glance page for a detailed view of the units required for each course.
The courses covered by the specification will develop students' ability to recall, select, communicate and apply their knowledge and understanding of concepts, issues and terminology in a variety of contexts. Through planning and carrying out investigations and tasks they will develop the skills to analyse and evaluate evidence by making reasoned judgements and presenting appropriate conclusions.
The 14 units of this specification are made up of written and practical exams and controlled assessment tasks. There are no prior learning requirements for students wishing to take this specification.
Personal economics for PSHE courses
The short course in Personal Economics has been developed to help centres meet the PSHE requirements for Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability. Our PSHE leaflet explains more.
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Codes and references
|Specification title||Business Subjects and Economics|
|Certification code||4136 Applied Business Double
4133 Business Studies Full
4131 Business Studies Short
4134 Business and Communications Full
4135 Economics Full
4132 Economics Short
|QAN codes||500/4423/0 Applied Business Double
500/4508/8 Business Studies Full
500/4416/3 Business Studies Short
500/4422/9 Business and Communications Full
500/4417/5 Economics Full
500/4468/0 Economics Short