Head of Department Overview Video - Business
Syllabus - Edexcel
Business - Business Syllabus
In Year 10 students will study Theme 1: ‘Investigating Small Business’. This theme concentrates on the key business concepts, issues and skills involved in starting and running a small business and it provides a framework for students to explore core business concepts through the lens of an entrepreneur setting up a business. Students will be introduced to local and national business contexts and will develop an understanding of how these contexts impact business behaviour and decisions. Students will develop an understanding of the interdependent nature of business activity through interactions between business operations, finance, marketing and human resources, as well as the relationship between the business and the environment in which it operates.
In Year 11 students will study Theme 2: ‘Building a Business’. This theme examines how a business develops beyond the start-up phase. It focuses on the key business concepts, issues and decisions used to grow a business, with emphasis on aspects of marketing, operations, finance and human resources. Theme 2 also considers the impact of the wider world on the decisions a business makes as it grows. In this theme, students will be introduced to global business contexts and will develop an understanding of how these contexts impact business behaviour and decisions
The content of the course will be assessed through two externally-examined papers in May/June 2025.