Llantwit Major School

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Business GCSE




Which Teacher is in charge of the course?

Mrs L Gallo

What is the course that I will be following?

WJEC GCSE Business Studies

What kind of things will I study?





The main areas of study are:

·         The Business Framework

·         Businesses and their Customers

·         Producing Goods and Services

·         Human Resource Planning

·         The External Environment

·         Business Finance and Control


Following a course in GCSE Business Studies should encourage students to:

·         be inspired by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and gain an insight into related sectors;

·         make informed decisions about learning opportunities and career choices;

·         actively engage in the study of business and to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds;

·         use an enquiring, critical approach to distinguish facts from opinion and to build arguments and make informed judgements;

·         develop and apply their knowledge and understanding and skills to contemporary issues in a range of national, local and international contexts;

·         appreciate the range of perspectives of different stakeholders in relation to business and economic activities;

·         consider the extent to which business and economic activity can be ethical and sustainable.

How will my work be assessed?

Written Examination Paper: 75%

Controlled Assessment:   25%

How can I use this course after Year 11?

This course provides you with a good grounding to continue your studies on an A Level or BTEC Business course. It also provides a useful understanding of the world of employment and work.

What else do I need to know?

There is no specific requirement for prior learning with this course, although a sound knowledge of English and Maths is desirable.




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