Business Studies

Years 10 - 11

Our Vision:

In Business we aim to encourage out students to become ethical, hardworking and compelling individuals. We feel passionately that the course the students study reflects the students' diverse backgrounds, and we actively encourage them to have detailed debates and conversations about their different viewpoints. We would like our Business students to become passionate about our subject and choose to continue with it in their further study and for students to understand how the skills that they are learning with us will open doors for them in terms of careers both within and outside the area of Business. We are fortunate to come from a vibrant city and we try to include local, up-to-date and wide-ranging business examples from the city in our lessons; encouraging students to share their personal experience to provide wider world context to our lessons.

Exam information:

Exam board Edexcel

Exam/Theme 1 – Starting a Business - 1 hour 30 Mins – 90 Marks (50% weighting)

Exam/Theme 2 – Growing a Business - 1 hour 30 Mins – 90 Marks (50% weighting)

Students will be examined on a range of topics with the use of Case Study material for application. There will be multiple choice, short answer, long answer questions with calculation and graph questions.


Specification: Edexcel GCSE Business (2017) | Pearson qualifications
Past Papers: Edexcel GCSE Business (2017) | Pearson qualifications
BBC Bitesize: GCSE Business - Edexcel - BBC Bitesize
Business Ed theory notes, broken down: BusinessEd - Edexcel

Sixth Form

Exam information:

Exam board: Eduqas

Exam/Component 1 – Business opportunities and Functions – 2 hours 15 mins – 33% weighting

Exam/Component 2 – Business analysis and strategy – 2 hours 15 mins – 33% weighting

Exam/Component 3 – Business in a changing world – 2 hours 15 mins – 33% weighting


A-Level Resources: Specification: AS and A Level Business | Eduqas
A-level ticklist: Resource (
Knowledge Organisers: Resource (
Command words and Assessments Objectives: Resource (

Please visit the V6 Sixth Form website for information about Business Studies A-Level.

Full Course Information is available here

Revision Y12 AS Business PLC

Revision Y13 Business PLC