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Business Studies

At GCSE Business Studies you will study the world of work, investigating businesses large and small.

You will gain an understanding of the important role played by business organisations in the economy of Wales and the rest of the UK. You will develop an understanding of the dynamics of business activity and consider data, which relates to the Welsh business environment.

The subject will also give you some ideas about what you might want to do as a career and help you develop the skills that employers are looking for, which will be a great advantage when you do decide on your future career.

Who knows, you may end up owning your own business and making millions!


This GCSE course will be assessed using two examinations, both to be taken at the end of Year 11. These exams will include a mix of short and long answer questions and a range of data response questions.

The content is presented in six clear and distinct topic areas:

  • Business activity
  • Influences on business
  • Business operations
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human resources