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GCSE Business Studies - exams not included

This course at a glance

  • 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

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements required to enrol on this course.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 18 months.

Exams required

Exams are not included.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

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!

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

GCSE Business Studies takes you on a deep dive into the world of companies, exploring their inner workings and the factors that shape their success. Through modules like Business in the real world and Influences on business, you'll understand the different types of businesses, the economic landscape they operate in, and the impact of factors like technology, globalisation, and ethics. Delving deeper, you'll discover how businesses actually function with modules on Operations, Human Resources, and Marketing, learning about efficient production, effective staffing, and strategies to attract customers. Finally, Finance equips you with the knowledge to understand a company's financial health and its various funding options. Overall, GCSE Business Studies gives you a comprehensive understanding of businesses, preparing you for further study or even starting your own entrepreneurial journey.
Choosing Business GCSE can be a big boost for your future, regardless of your specific career goals. This subject equips you with valuable transferable skills sought after in many fields like critical thinking and problem-solving, communication and teamwork, financial literacy, creativity, and innovation. So, whether you dream of starting your own business, working in marketing, finance, or somewhere else entirely, Business GCSE provides a solid foundation and opens doors to diverse opportunities. Plus, it's relevant to everyday life, helping you understand the world around you and make informed choices as a consumer. So, consider picking Business GCSE if you want to develop practical skills, gain valuable knowledge, and unlock your potential for success.
With learndirect, there are no entry requirements for our A-Levels, but studying a Business GCSE before the A-Level is highly beneficial. The GCSE lays the groundwork for key concepts like business functions, markets, and finance. Having this familiarity makes understanding A-Level's deeper dive significantly easier. GCSE eases you into the subject, developing essential study skills and introducing core terminology. This prepares you for the more demanding pace and analysis expected at A-Level, preventing feeling overwhelmed. Ultimately, it fosters a deeper understanding, boosts confidence, and equips you with a stronger foundation for future success in business-related fields.
Ace your GCSE Business Studies by practicing like it's the exam with past papers and mock tests. Get creative with study methods like mind maps and flashcards. Seek support from your tutor, online guides, and even your peers in the learndirect community. Stay organised with a study schedule and prioritise weak areas. Connect the dots by applying concepts to real-world scenarios and analysing current business news. Remember, active learning and practice are key!
Not in this course option, but the course does prepare you to take the exam. You can add this later should you decide to take it.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd July
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd July

GCSE Business Studies - exams not included

This course at a glance

  • 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

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements required to enrol on this course.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 18 months.

Exams required

Exams are not included.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

GCSE Business Studies takes you on a deep dive into the world of companies, exploring their inner workings and the factors that shape their success. Through modules like Business in the real world and Influences on business, you'll understand the different types of businesses, the economic landscape they operate in, and the impact of factors like technology, globalisation, and ethics. Delving deeper, you'll discover how businesses actually function with modules on Operations, Human Resources, and Marketing, learning about efficient production, effective staffing, and strategies to attract customers. Finally, Finance equips you with the knowledge to understand a company's financial health and its various funding options. Overall, GCSE Business Studies gives you a comprehensive understanding of businesses, preparing you for further study or even starting your own entrepreneurial journey.
Choosing Business GCSE can be a big boost for your future, regardless of your specific career goals. This subject equips you with valuable transferable skills sought after in many fields like critical thinking and problem-solving, communication and teamwork, financial literacy, creativity, and innovation. So, whether you dream of starting your own business, working in marketing, finance, or somewhere else entirely, Business GCSE provides a solid foundation and opens doors to diverse opportunities. Plus, it's relevant to everyday life, helping you understand the world around you and make informed choices as a consumer. So, consider picking Business GCSE if you want to develop practical skills, gain valuable knowledge, and unlock your potential for success.
With learndirect, there are no entry requirements for our A-Levels, but studying a Business GCSE before the A-Level is highly beneficial. The GCSE lays the groundwork for key concepts like business functions, markets, and finance. Having this familiarity makes understanding A-Level's deeper dive significantly easier. GCSE eases you into the subject, developing essential study skills and introducing core terminology. This prepares you for the more demanding pace and analysis expected at A-Level, preventing feeling overwhelmed. Ultimately, it fosters a deeper understanding, boosts confidence, and equips you with a stronger foundation for future success in business-related fields.
Ace your GCSE Business Studies by practicing like it's the exam with past papers and mock tests. Get creative with study methods like mind maps and flashcards. Seek support from your tutor, online guides, and even your peers in the learndirect community. Stay organised with a study schedule and prioritise weak areas. Connect the dots by applying concepts to real-world scenarios and analysing current business news. Remember, active learning and practice are key!
Not in this course option, but the course does prepare you to take the exam. You can add this later should you decide to take it.
OUR PASS RATE
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(National Average 82.6%)
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