The Edexcel International GCSE in Business Studies is designed for use in schools and colleges as a two-year course. As students progress through the course, they are introduced to new ideas and concepts while continuing to use and reinforce previously learned concepts and skills. The course is designed to give students a sound understanding of business and the ability to use knowledge, skills and understanding appropriately in the context of international markets and the United Kingdom (UK).
To enable students to use relevant terminology, concepts and methods effectively and recognise the strengths and limitations of the ideas used
To develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills and apply them to current issues in a wide range of appropriate international and UK contexts
To enable students to use an enquiring, critical approach to distinguish between facts and opinion and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data, to help build arguments and make informed judgments
To further students’ appreciation of different stakeholders’ perspectives in relation to business activities
To develop students’ understanding of the dynamics of business activity and the related considerations of ethics and sustainability in business.
Key subject aims:
Unique features and benefits of the specification
This specification is closely based on the content of the equivalent Edexcel GCSE Business Studies suite of qualifications.
Assessment and progression
- Single tier. Single exam
- Grading A to G*
- Provides a solid basis for Edexcel AS GCE and Advanced GCE in Business Studies, AS GCE and Advanced GCE in Economics and Business Studies, or equivalent qualifications.
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