Specification at a glance

Each of these GCSE courses requires students to submit a mixture of written paper and controlled assessment units (see tables below for a detailed breakdown of the units required for each course). 

There are no previous learning requirements for any of these courses.

GCSE Business Studies                                          Award Code 4133
413001
Unit 1 – Setting up a Business
Written Paper
(1 hour) 
60 marks/40%
413002
Unit 2 – Growing as a Business
Written Paper
(1 hour)  
60 marks/35%
413003
Unit 3 – Investigating Businesses
Controlled Assessment
40 marks/25%

 

GCSE Business Studies (Short Course)                   Award Code 4131
413013
Unit 13 – Business Start Up
Written Paper
(1 hour)
40 marks/50%
413014
Unit 14 - Investigating Small
Businesses
Controlled Assessment
40 marks/50%

 

GCSE Applied Business (Double Award)                 Award Code 4136
413001
Unit 1 – Setting up a Business
Written Paper
(1 hour)
60 marks/20%
       Plus TWO of the following
413004
Unit 4 – People in
Business
Controlled Assessment
70 marks/30%
413005
Unit 5 – Marketing and
Customer Needs
Controlled Assessment
70 marks/30%
413006
Unit 6 – Enterprise
Controlled Assesment
70 marks/30%
  Plus
413007
Unit 7 – Business Finance
Written Paper
(1 hour)
60 marks/20%

 

GCSE Business & Communication Systems            Award Code 4134
413008
Unit 8 – ICT Systems
in Business
Written Paper
(1 hour) 
60 marks/40%
413009
Unit 9 – Using ICT
in Business
Computer Based Exam
(1½ hours) 
60 marks/35%
413010
Unit 10 – Investigating
ICT in Business
Controlled Assessment
40 marks/25%

 

GCSE Economics (Full Course)                               Award Code 4135
413011
Unit 11 – Personal Economics
Written Paper
(1¼ hours)  
70 marks/50%
413012
Unit 12 – Investigating Economic
Issues
Written Paper
(1¼ hours) 
70 marks/50%

 

GCSE Economics (Short Course)                             Award Code 4132
413011
Unit 11 – Personal Economics
Written Paper
(1¼ hours) 
70 marks/100%