THE ECCLESBOURNE SCHOOL

Learning Together For The Future

Key Stage 4 (AQA)

Course Overview

Students apply their knowledge and understanding to different business contexts ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals and businesses operating in local, national and global contexts. Students develop an understanding of how these contexts impact on business behaviour.

Subject Content

  1. Business in the real world
  2. Influences on business
  3. Business Operations
  4. Human Resources
  5. Marketing
  6. Finance

Assessment Criteria - Business Studies

Paper 1 - Influences of operations and HRM on business activity

What's Assessed:

  • Business in the real world
  • Influences on business
  • Business operations
  • Human resources

How it's assessed:

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 90 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Paper 2 - Influences of marketing and finance on business activity

What's Assessed:

  • Business in the real world
  • Influences on business
  • Business operations
  • Marketing
  • Finance

How it's assessed:

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 90 marks
  • 50% of GCSE