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Business Studies

Business Studies is only taught at GCSE Level: 

Qualification: GCSE

Exam Board: OCR

Tiers of Entry: Single

Taught by:

- Mr J Ryan (Vice Principle) 

- Ms M Arias Hoyos (Teacher of Business and MFL, Head of Barton House and EAL Coordinator) 

- Ms B Collins (Teacher of Business and MFL, Head of Student Voice) 


Aims of the Course:

Business Studies is an engaging subject relevant to the world of Business in the 21st century. It will equip learners with the skills and confidence to explore how different business situations affect business decisions. It is a well-rounded introduction to the subject and it will help learners make an informed decision about a range of learning opportunities and careers in the future, as well as developing skills that will enable them to become financially and commercially aware.


Course Content and Assessment:

Content Overview Assessment Overview  

Business Activity



80 Marks 

1 hour 30 minutes Exam Paper

50% of GCSE



Influences on Businesses

The interdependent nature of Business

80 Marks

1 hour 30 minutes Exam Paper

50% of GCSE



Homework is set weekly and is always based around revising and reviewing classwork, ready for regular knowledge, understanding and exam-style tests that build a profile of each pupil’s strengths and weaknesses.



Revision guide can be purchased in school from Mr Ryan, or here: 



  • A Level Business Studies
  • A Level Economics
  • BTEC Level 3 and 2 in Business
  • Apprenticeships in Business, Retail, Marketing, Finance, Distribution and Logistics, Management, Human Resources.


  • Entrepreneur
  • Business
  • Retail
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Distribution and Logistics
  • Management
  • Human Resources
  • Accountancy
  • Economics.