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IGCSE Business Course

This IGCSE Business Course covers business in the context of international markets and the United Kingdom. You will find this course extremely valuable if you are looking to progress onto A Level Business, seeking a progression route for further training whilst employed or would just like to study this subject as a hobby.

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Course Description

This IGCSE Business Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

This course will help students develop an understanding of this challenging subject, either with a view to further study at A Level or simply to supplement their portfolio.

Support

The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Differences between Cambridge and Edexcel Exam boards.

Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs are international qualifications. Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs can be taken worldwide including the United Kingdom. Both exam boards offer a similar specification however different courses can have a different structure. Both the Cambridge and Edexcel courses are full International GCSE qualifications.

Fees

Course fees for payment in full include:

  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutor via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources, student materials, assessments, assignments, eBooks etc
  • Practice exam papers to prepare you for the real thing.
  • Tutor references and predicted grades once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Help finding an exam centre for you to sit your exam

Cambridge (2022)

Cambridge Course Code(s)

IGCSE Business (9-1): 0986

IGCSE Business: 0450

(Please note, there is no difference in the course teachings for the two specifications, there only difference is the grade you will receive once you have taken the exams. 0972 is graded 9-1, 9 being the highest while 0625 is graded A* to G, A* being the highest.)

Cambridge Exams: June & November

Cambridge Study Hours: 130 hours


This IGCSE Business CAIE Course will help you develop an interest in, and enjoyment of, business subjects that will be sustained in later life. You will be able to use relevant terminology, concepts and methods effectively and recognise the strengths and limitations of the ideas used.

Specification for 2022 Modules

Understanding business activity

  • Business activity
  • Classification of businesses
  • Enterprise, business growth and size
  • Types of business organisation
  • Business objectives and stakeholder objectives

People in business

  • Motivating employees
  • Organisation and management
  • Recruitment, selection and training of employees
  • Internal and external communication

Marketing

  • Marketing, competition and the customer
  • Market research
  • Marketing mix
  • Marketing strategy

Operations management

  • Production of goods and services
  • Costs, scale of production and break-even analysis
  • Achieving quality production
  • Location decisions

Financial information and decisions

  • Business finance: needs and sources
  • Cash-flow forecasting and working capital
  • Income statements
  • Statement of financial position
  • Analysis of accounts

External influences on business activity

  • Economic issues
  • Environmental and ethical issues
  • Business and the international economy

Exam Papers:

Paper 1:

Written examination: 1 hour 20 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Four questions requiring a mixture of short answers and structured data responses.

80 marks

50% of grade

Paper 2:

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview Four questions based on a case study, provided as an insert with the paper.

80 marks

50% of grade

Cambridge (from 2023)

Cambridge Course Code(s)

IGCSE Business (9-1): 0986

IGCSE Business: 0450

(Please note, there is no difference in the course teachings for the two specifications, there only difference is the grade you will receive once you have taken the exams. 0972 is graded 9-1, 9 being the highest while 0625 is graded A* to G, A* being the highest.)

Cambridge Exams: June & November

Cambridge Study Hours: 130 hours


This IGCSE Business CAIE Course will help you develop an interest in, and enjoyment of, business subjects that will be sustained in later life. You will be able to use relevant terminology, concepts and methods effectively and recognise the strengths and limitations of the ideas used.

Specification for 2023, 2024 and 2025 Modules

Understanding business activity

  • Business activity
  • Classification of businesses
  • Enterprise, business growth and size
  • Types of business organisation
  • Business objectives and stakeholder objectives

People in business

  • Motivating employees
  • Organisation and management
  • Recruitment, selection and training of employees
  • Internal and external communication

Marketing

  • Marketing, competition and the customer
  • Market research
  • Marketing mix
  • Marketing strategy

Operations management

  • Production of goods and services
  • Costs, scale of production and break-even analysis
  • Achieving quality production
  • Location decisions

Financial information and decisions

  • Business finance: needs and sources
  • Cash-flow forecasting and working capital
  • Income statements
  • Statement of financial position
  • Analysis of accounts

External influences on business activity

  • Economic issues
  • Environmental and ethical issues
  • Business and the international economy

Exam Papers:

Paper 1:

Written examination: 1 hour 20 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Four questions requiring a mixture of short answers and structured data responses.

80 marks

50% of grade

Paper 2:

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview Four questions based on a case study, provided as an insert with the paper.

80 marks

50% of grade

Edexcel

Edexcel Course Code(s): 4BS1

Edexcel Exams: June only

Edexcel Study Hours: 130 hours


This IGCSE Business Edexcel Course will help you develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for the study of business. You will understand business concepts, terminology, objectives and the integrated nature of business activity. You will also develop and apply knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary business issues in a wide range of businesses operating in local, national and global context. For this specification, grades 9-1 are available.

Edexcel Modules

Business activity and influences on business

  • Business objectives
  • Types of organisations
  • Classification of businesses
  • Decisions on location
  • Business and the international economy
  • Government objectives and policies
  • External factors
  • What makes a business successful?

People in business

  • Internal and external communication
  • Recruitment and selection process
  • Training
  • Motivation and rewards
  • Organisation structure and employees

Business finance

  • Business finance- sources
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Costs and break- even analysis
  • Financial documents
  • Accounts analysis

Marketing

  • Marketing research
  • The market
  • The marketing mix

Business operations

  • Economies and diseconomies of scale
  • Production
  • Factors of production
  • Quality

Exam Papers

Paper 1

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: June only

Assessment overview: Four compulsory questions, including a mixture of multiple-choice, short-answer, data-response and open-ended questions on the whole subject content. The question scenarios are based on a small business – up to 49 employees.

80 marks

50% of the total international GCSE

Paper 2

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: June only

Assessment overview: Four compulsory questions, including a mixture of multiple-choice, short-answer, data-response and open-ended questions on the whole subject content. The question scenarios are based on a large business – more than 250 employees.

80 marks

50% of the total International GCSE

 

 

Q&A

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor. You do not have to wait until September, when a traditional school starts. 

Once you enrol, you will be asked to fill in an enrolment form. On the form it will ask when you wish to complete by, so we can ensure you are supported right up to when you take your exams.

Once you enrol, you will have access to our online portal 24/7. Here you will find study materials that have been specially prepared by your tutor, there will be assessments, study notes, eBooks and assignments all relating to your course. Everything in this course is structured to follow the course specification, so all topics and units cover everything you need to learn. Your tutor will mark your work and give you written feedback on areas you need to improve or explain what you have done well. You can also ask your tutor questions if you get stuck on a topic or need something explaining a little more. 

When you approach the exams, your tutor will set you a series of practise exam papers so that you can know what to expect in your exam, and you can go into them feeling confident.

You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations (including any practicals they wish to take) at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

All of our IGCSEs are available world wide. Meaning you can study with us from anywhere.

Cambridge, and Edexcel both have international exam centres, so you may be able to take the exams locally to you. Should you need any help finding a centre, then please do get in touch and we can assist you on this. 

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 130 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course. Despite having 24 months Tutor Support, once you enrol you will be asked when you wish to complete, and your tutor can work along side you to achieve this.

With online learning, having the flexibility is a real advantage. This allows you to set the pace. Take your time or Fast-track, get the qualification when you need it.

Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs are international qualifications. Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs can be taken worldwide including the United Kingdom. Both exam boards offer a similar specification however different courses can have a different structure. Both the Cambridge and Edexcel courses are full International GCSE qualifications.

It is recommended that you aim to book your examinations 4/6 month prior to sitting them to avoid late entry fee charges.  Additionally, we would advise that you contact a few exam centres and find out the best price, as they can fluctuate greatly. 

You will sit the same exam as thousands of students across the country in an exam centre, and achieve the same qualification as everyone else. IGCSE qualifications are recognised by universities employers, colleges and sixth form colleges, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.

Just like sitting your IGCSEs in a school, your tutor will be able to provide you with predicted grades, transcripts, certificate of graduation, and references for further education applications. 

Of course, all of our courses are tailored to cover the entire specification and are split into topics. You will have assignments to complete on every topic where your tutor will give you feedback. If you are struggling with an aspect then you can message your tutor and they can provide more information for you.

As your exams approach, your tutor will set a series of exam papers for you to take, so you can get a feel for the real thing.

If you complete all of your assignments, and your practise exam papers then there is no reason why you shouldn’t achieve a top grade. 

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