KS4 | Business

Head of Key Stage 4 Business: 

Mr R Lewis

Key Stage Four Overview

Students choose to study Business Studies through the year 9 Option system. They study business 6 periods per timetable cycle in years 9, 10 and 11. They follow the Pearson Edexcel Level 2 GCSE (9 – 1) course where they study 2 themes. Theme 1 Investigating small business includes Enterprise and entrepreneurship, spotting a business opportunity, putting a business idea into practice, Making the business effective and Understanding external influences on business.

Theme 2: Building a business includes growing the business, making marketing decisions, making operational decisions, Making financial decisions and Making human resource decisions. For assessment the subject has 2 papers which are externally assessed, each paper has duration of 2 hours.