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 Head of Faculty: sinead.woodley@jhanson.hants.sch.uk

Lead subject teacher: jade.bailey@jhanson.hants.sch.uk


Normal life in our country today would clearly not be possible without businesses and they have changed dramatically in the last 20 years.

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.

Over the 2 year course students will look at the following topics with final assessment in the form of 100% exam at the end of Year 11.

Content Overview Assessment Overview
  • Business Activity
  • Marketing
  • People

Business 1: business activity, marketing and people (01)

80 marks

1 hour 30 minutes exam paper at the end of Year 11
50% of total GCSE
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Influences on business
  • The interdependent nature of business

Business 2: operations, finance and influences on business (02)

80 marks

1 hour 30 minutes exam paper at the end of Year 11
50% of total GCSE

 As a department we are always looking at ways of making the subject as practical and hands on as possible. Each year we take the students on an educational visit to allow them to transfer theory from the classroom into a real business situation. In the past few years, this trip has been to Cadbury World, Bourneville and more recently Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire. We also actively encourage local businesses to talk to our students about particular subject areas to support their learning.

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