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iGCSE Business Studies (International GCSE)

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5 units
130 guided
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iGCSE Business Studies (International GCSE)

This Course at a Glance

  • Understand business objectives and why these change and evolve
  • Recognise the various classifications of business operations
  • Perfect for learners looking to gain GCSEs
  • Internationally recognised Level 2 qualification 
  • Progress onto higher level business studies 
  • Exam not included 
  • Online course
 

About Your Course

The knowledge gained in business studies is valuable for more careers than you might think. Knowing how to make operations profitable, efficient and effectively adaptable is something that is desired in industries from fashion to medicine and computer technology.
 
That’s why building your knowledge of business operations is an excellent way to set yourself up for a prosperous career. If you’re a student looking to gain the first of many academic business qualifications, this International GCSE (iGCSE) Business (9-1) course is perfect for you. 
 
As an internationally recognised Level 2 qualification, it allows you to progress to Level 3 and degree level qualifications, all of which will help set you up for many dynamic and in-demand careers. 
 
The course content is designed to prepare your perfectly for higher level learning, so you will study many vital modules from business finance to marketing, business activity and influences on business. 
 
Through these modules, you will develop an understanding of business concepts, business terminology, business objectives and the integrated nature of business activity. As well as understand how the main types of business are organised, financed, operated, and more. 
 
As a fully online course, extra care and attention have been paid to ensure the content is interesting and engaging. The course also builds students understanding and awareness of business concepts, so that they can be applied to real-life scenarios. As such, the course enables you to participate effectively in global society as a citizen, producer and consumer.
 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. This International GCSE (iGCSE) Business (9-1) – No Exam is an Edexcel academic qualification awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding organisation. This course is part of a suite of International GCSE qualifications offered by Pearson.
 
With more than 150 years of international education experience, Edexcel qualifications have firm academic foundations, built on the traditions and rigour associated with Britain’s education system.
 
Being offered completely online, this course also provides you with the flexibility of completing your iGCSEs from the comfort of home, or wherever suits you best. There are no classes or restrictive timetables to adhere to, so you can simply log on and learn as and when you have the time.
Unit 1: Business Activity and Influences on Business
  • This section covers the various objectives of a business, changing business environments and the criteria for judging success. The focus is on the importance of having clear business objectives and how the business environment provides opportunities for, and imposes constraints on, the pursuit of these objectives
Unit 2: People in Business
  • This section looks at people in organisations, focusing on their roles, relationships and management in business
Unit 3: Business Finance
  • This section explores the use of accounting and financial information as an aid to decision making
Unit 4: Marketing
  • This section focuses on identifying and satisfying customer needs in a changing and competitive international environment
Unit 5: Business Operations
  • This section examines the way organisations use and manage resources to produce goods and services

There are no entry requirements to enrol on this course. However, the assessments for this iGCSE are only available in English, and for this reason, each learner must be able to work in English.

It is recommended that learners can read and write in English at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course

 

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 iGCSE exam!

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course.

 

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

If you decide to take the iGCSE exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an iGCSE in Business. 

International GCSEs (iGCSEs) enable successful progression to A Level study and beyond. This course has been created in collaboration with International Advanced Level and GCE A Level Teachers, as well as Higher Education Professors to validate the appropriateness of the qualification, including its content, skills development and assessment structure. 

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Progression

By successfully completing this International GCSE (iGCSE) Business (9-1), and the associated exams, you can progress to:
  • International AS and iALevels in Business and other subjects
  • Vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Nationals and Access to Higher Education Diplomas

iGCSE Business Studies (International GCSE)

This Course at a Glance

  • Understand business objectives and why these change and evolve
  • Recognise the various classifications of business operations
  • Perfect for learners looking to gain GCSEs
  • Internationally recognised Level 2 qualification 
  • Progress onto higher level business studies 
  • Exam not included 
  • Online course
 

About Your Course

The knowledge gained in business studies is valuable for more careers than you might think. Knowing how to make operations profitable, efficient and effectively adaptable is something that is desired in industries from fashion to medicine and computer technology.
 
That’s why building your knowledge of business operations is an excellent way to set yourself up for a prosperous career. If you’re a student looking to gain the first of many academic business qualifications, this International GCSE (iGCSE) Business (9-1) course is perfect for you. 
 
As an internationally recognised Level 2 qualification, it allows you to progress to Level 3 and degree level qualifications, all of which will help set you up for many dynamic and in-demand careers. 
 
The course content is designed to prepare your perfectly for higher level learning, so you will study many vital modules from business finance to marketing, business activity and influences on business. 
 
Through these modules, you will develop an understanding of business concepts, business terminology, business objectives and the integrated nature of business activity. As well as understand how the main types of business are organised, financed, operated, and more. 
 
As a fully online course, extra care and attention have been paid to ensure the content is interesting and engaging. The course also builds students understanding and awareness of business concepts, so that they can be applied to real-life scenarios. As such, the course enables you to participate effectively in global society as a citizen, producer and consumer.
 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. This International GCSE (iGCSE) Business (9-1) – No Exam is an Edexcel academic qualification awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding organisation. This course is part of a suite of International GCSE qualifications offered by Pearson.
 
With more than 150 years of international education experience, Edexcel qualifications have firm academic foundations, built on the traditions and rigour associated with Britain’s education system.
 
Being offered completely online, this course also provides you with the flexibility of completing your iGCSEs from the comfort of home, or wherever suits you best. There are no classes or restrictive timetables to adhere to, so you can simply log on and learn as and when you have the time.

Modules

Unit 1: Business Activity and Influences on Business
  • This section covers the various objectives of a business, changing business environments and the criteria for judging success. The focus is on the importance of having clear business objectives and how the business environment provides opportunities for, and imposes constraints on, the pursuit of these objectives
Unit 2: People in Business
  • This section looks at people in organisations, focusing on their roles, relationships and management in business
Unit 3: Business Finance
  • This section explores the use of accounting and financial information as an aid to decision making
Unit 4: Marketing
  • This section focuses on identifying and satisfying customer needs in a changing and competitive international environment
Unit 5: Business Operations
  • This section examines the way organisations use and manage resources to produce goods and services

Requirements

There are no entry requirements to enrol on this course. However, the assessments for this iGCSE are only available in English, and for this reason, each learner must be able to work in English.

It is recommended that learners can read and write in English at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course

 

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 iGCSE exam!

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course.

 

Qualifications

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

If you decide to take the iGCSE exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an iGCSE in Business. 

International GCSEs (iGCSEs) enable successful progression to A Level study and beyond. This course has been created in collaboration with International Advanced Level and GCE A Level Teachers, as well as Higher Education Professors to validate the appropriateness of the qualification, including its content, skills development and assessment structure. 

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Progression

By successfully completing this International GCSE (iGCSE) Business (9-1), and the associated exams, you can progress to:
  • International AS and iALevels in Business and other subjects
  • Vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Nationals and Access to Higher Education Diplomas

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