There is an exam for theme 1 and one for theme 2. Both exams are 1.5 hrs each and are equally weighted toward the final qualification at 50%.
Each paper is divided into three sections:
Section A: 35 marks
Section B: 30 marks
Section C: 25 marks.
The papers will consist of calculations, multiple-choice, short-answer and extended-writing questions. Questions in Sections B and C will be based on business contexts given in the paper.
Theme 1: Investigating small business
- Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship
- Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity
- Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice
- Topic 1.4 Making the business effective
- Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business
Theme 2: Building a business
- Topic 2.1 Growing the business
- Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions
- Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions
- Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions
- Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions
What We Study
This course looks in to what it takes to start a business, how it may be structured and how to manage and motivate the workers. It will also give students the chance to learn of the different production methods available in modern times and how finances are planned and managed. We will also look globally at the effects businesses have on us all and consider this from different perspectives.
There is lots of scope for creative minds, as we will look in detail at marketing, advertising and enterprise activities that businesses use to become successful.
Course Leader: Mr A Dickens – firstname.lastname@example.org