Business Studies

Head of Department: Mr. P. Owens

Qualification: GCSE Business

Exam Board: AQA

Component 1: Business Activity, Marketing and People

Weighting: 50%

Written Exam – 1 hour 30 minutes

This component is worth 80 marks, split into two sections and assesses content from business activity, marketing and human resources.Section A contains multiple choice questions. This section of the component is worth 15 marks.Section B includes short, medium and extended response style questions which use stimulus material that draws on real business contexts. This section of the component is worth 65 marks. 

Component 2: Operations, Finance and Influences on Business

Weighting: 50%

Written Exam – 1 hour 30 minutes.

This component is worth 80 marks, split into two sections and assesses content from operations, finance and influences on business. This component assumes knowledge of business activity, marketing and human resources.Section A contains multiple choice questions. This section of the component is worth 15 marks.Section B includes short, medium and extended response-style questions which use stimulus material that draws on real business contexts. This section of the component is worth 65 marks. Synoptic questions are included in section B. 

Course Summary

OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Business is an up-to-date and engaging qualification that is relevant to the world of business today. This qualification equips learners with the skills and confidence to explore how different business situations affect business decisions. It is a well-rounded introduction to the subject. The qualification will encourage learners to make informed choices about a wide range of further learning opportunities and career pathways as well as develop life skills that enable them to become financially and commercially aware. For more information: OCR - Business