WHY STUDY GCSE BUSINESS STUDIES?
Learning about the business world is both interesting and useful. It is challenging and requires imagination, creativity and a questioning mind. A firm grasp of business practices is an important part of their survival kit for any individual. Young people are a part of the business world and at some point each and every individual is affected by it as – consumers, producers or employees.
Business Studies will use the experience of pupils and direct their interests into the ‘real world’ contributing to the development of young people as individuals and participants in society, the economy and the environment.
HOW IS GCSE BUSINESS STUDIES STRUCTURED?
There is only one tier of entry for GCSE Business Studies, allowing all pupils access to all grades (A* - G).
OCR CAMBRIDGE NATIONALS IN BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE
WHY STUDY THE CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE?
This qualification provides an excellent insight into the theoretical and practical elements of business and enterprise. The skills developed are essential for success in employment and to participate within the NI economy. The activities are both practical and knowledge-based. They will provide students with the knowledge and transferable skills to improve their learning in other subjects. This programme also gives pupils the opportunity to create and run their own mini company throughout the academic year.
HOW IS THE CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE STRUCTURED?
All results are awarded on the following scale:
Distinction* at Level 2 (*2)
Distinction at Level 2 (D2)
Merit at Level 2 (M2)
Pass at Level 2 (P2)
Distinction at Level 1 (D1)
Merit at Level 1 (M1)
Pass at Level 1 (P1)
More information and resources regarding the certificate in business and enterprise can be obtained from the CCEA microsite - http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals-business-level-1-2-award-business-and-enterprise-level-1-2-certificate-j804-j814/
All pupils studying GCSE Business Studies will be encouraged to get involved with the YENI Company Programme as this will allow them to put the theoretical aspects of business into practice. As part of this programme, pupils will be given the opportunity to attend trade fairs to sell products and to network with professional business people.
It is hoped that the Year 11 cohort will attend a field trip to a production facility e.g. Tayto or Coca-Cola to see how products are manufactured.
More information and resources regarding GCSE Business Studies can be obtained from the CCEA microsite - http://ccea.org.uk/business_studies/