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GCSE Business Studies

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Overview

  • Get to grips with how businesses work and explore real business issues.
  • Develop the skills you need to excel in the business world.
  • Unlock exciting career and study opportunities.
  • Study online at your own pace, in your own time.
  • Enjoy expert support from your very own personal tutor.
  • Work towards an official GCSE qualification in as little as 6 months.

Studying your GCSE

GCSE Business Studies helps you to make more informed decisions. It gives you a better understanding of the world of work.

Business Studies challenges you to think about how and why people found businesses. You will also be encouraged to explore how you would start up your own.

This GCSE course provides you with knowledge and understanding upon which you can build through further study.

This course will introduce you to the essential components of any business, including marketing, business operations and economics.

GCSE Business Studies will do more than just equip you with the required knowledge for business success. It will also allow you to explore the practical application of specific business concepts in real-world contexts.

You will able to take these skills forward and implement them with ease throughout your future career.

Getting Started

Studying your GCSE with learndirect isn’t like with traditional colleges. As a leading distance learning institution, all our courses are delivered online so you never need to worry about making it to class.

Your classroom is wherever you feel you'll do your learning best. Class starts when it suits you, not when someone tells you to arrive.

This gives you the freedom to study your GCSE around your existing commitments, as opposed to sacrificing family time to complete your work. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

Because the course is online, you can start right away via our online portal. This gives you the choice to decide not only when to study, but how quickly you want to complete the course.

You will also be provided with a tutor to support you throughout your GCSE in Business Studies. Your tutor will mark your assignments, providing guidance and feedback. They are also on hand to answer questions or clarify anything should you get stuck.

Pursuing your career

A GCSE in Business Studies allows you to go on to study at A-level, complete an RQF or study for an Access to HE Diploma, all of which can allow you to study Business or a Business related degree at university.

Modules

During your studies you will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to Business & Economics
  • Business in the real world
  • Influences on business
  • Business operations
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Finance

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. You will need access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection.

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

If you decide to take the GCSE exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an GCSE in Business Studies. This will enable you to progress to further and higher education programmes.

Hear from our past Students

  • Get to grips with how businesses work and explore real business issues.
  • Develop the skills you need to excel in the business world.
  • Unlock exciting career and study opportunities.
  • Study online at your own pace, in your own time.
  • Enjoy expert support from your very own personal tutor.
  • Work towards an official GCSE qualification in as little as 6 months.

Studying your GCSE

GCSE Business Studies helps you to make more informed decisions. It gives you a better understanding of the world of work.

Business Studies challenges you to think about how and why people found businesses. You will also be encouraged to explore how you would start up your own.

This GCSE course provides you with knowledge and understanding upon which you can build through further study.

This course will introduce you to the essential components of any business, including marketing, business operations and economics.

GCSE Business Studies will do more than just equip you with the required knowledge for business success. It will also allow you to explore the practical application of specific business concepts in real-world contexts.

You will able to take these skills forward and implement them with ease throughout your future career.

Getting Started

Studying your GCSE with learndirect isn’t like with traditional colleges. As a leading distance learning institution, all our courses are delivered online so you never need to worry about making it to class.

Your classroom is wherever you feel you'll do your learning best. Class starts when it suits you, not when someone tells you to arrive.

This gives you the freedom to study your GCSE around your existing commitments, as opposed to sacrificing family time to complete your work. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

Because the course is online, you can start right away via our online portal. This gives you the choice to decide not only when to study, but how quickly you want to complete the course.

You will also be provided with a tutor to support you throughout your GCSE in Business Studies. Your tutor will mark your assignments, providing guidance and feedback. They are also on hand to answer questions or clarify anything should you get stuck.

Pursuing your career

A GCSE in Business Studies allows you to go on to study at A-level, complete an RQF or study for an Access to HE Diploma, all of which can allow you to study Business or a Business related degree at university.

Modules

During your studies you will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to Business & Economics
  • Business in the real world
  • Influences on business
  • Business operations
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Finance

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. You will need access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection.

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

If you decide to take the GCSE exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an GCSE in Business Studies. This will enable you to progress to further and higher education programmes.

Hear from our past Students

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