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Middlewich High School

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Business Studies

Business Studies

Pathway Subject

 Business is all around us and affects each of us in our daily lives.  In GCSE Business Studies we investigate the dynamic environment in which business operates and examine the many and varied factors which impact upon business activity and business behaviour.

Substantial reference to the real world of business will be made in order to make Business Studies as relevant as possible to students’ own experiences and future careers.  Students will investigate products ranging from Walkers’ Crisps to Persil Powder, and companies as diverse as Marks and Spencer, Manchester City as well as local small businesses. 

Assessment information

The GCSE in Business Studies is made up of three mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 Marketing & Enterprise (25%):Controlled assessment task in the form of a report based on research and data collection. 
  • Unit 2 Business & People (25%):Written examination. 
  • Unit 3 Production, Finance & the external business environment
  • (50%):Written examination.

How will studying Business help me in the future?

Business Studies GCSE can be useful for absolutely every job. Business Studies is particular relevant if you want work in the Human Resources, Marketing and Finance department of either a small or large business. It is also relevant if you want to work as an accountant, stoke broker, recruitment consultant or be an entrepreneur and set up your own business.  As you might imagine with the types of careers mentioned potential earnings are high.   Indeed, the highest starting salary for any graduate jobs are those that use their business qualifications to enter the field of Investment Banking.


Lead Teacher: Mr H Morgan