Specification Link: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/business-j204-from-2017
Business 01: Business activity, marketing and people
Students are introduced to business concepts and issues concerning the activities of a business. They explore the purpose and role of a business from spotting an opportunity through to the growth of an established business. They also look at the role of marketing and human resources.
Business 02: Operations, finance and influences on business
Students take a closer look at the role of operations and finance in business activity. Operations include production processes, quality of goods and services, customer service, and working with suppliers. Finance covers its role, its sources, costs, profit and loss, cash and cash flow.
They also explore how business responds to external influences, such as ethical and environmental considerations, the economic climate and globalisation, and the interdependent nature of business.
How the course is assessed:
Students will complete regular assessments in GCSE Business and mock examinations. At the end of Year 11 Unit 1 and Unit 2 are assessed with two 1 hour 30 minutes written exams, each with an equal weighting of 50% of the GCSE. Some questions will be multiple choice, some will be extended writing to test your ability to explain why you made a particular decision.