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Business Studies

Welcome to Business Studies

This course is available as a GCSE option. It is designed to give students a valuable insight into the world of business and its role in the world, creating wealth and well-being, prosperity, jobs and choices.  Students can choose to follow either a GCSE or BTEC course.

The courses provide students with an understanding and
appreciation of:

  • Different forms of business organisations, the environments in which businesses operate and business functions such as marketing, human resources, operations and finance
  • The role of people in business success
  • The role of the government in an economy

They will also gain lifelong skills, including:

  • The ability to calculate and interpret business data such as recent changes and current trends in an economy
  • Communication skills needed to support arguments with reasons
  • The ability to analyse business situations and reach decisions or judgements

GCSE Business Studies

Edexcel 2BSO1
The GCSE is 75% exams which will be taken at the end of the course. One exam will be multiple choice and the other a series of short and long answer questions based on business scenarios. There is also a controlled assessment where students have a task to complete about a small business.

BTEC Level 3 National

Business (Edexcel)
This qualification provides students with a broad foundation of knowledge about the ways in which businesses work, by applying learning to real-life situations. Students have to undertake a number of units for which they present evidence, based on actual work and studies. This allows them to demonstrate their skill and knowledge and to manage their progress, with the support of the teacher. Assessment is by assignment and external assessment. Results are graded as Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction* which are equivalent to E/C/A/A*at A level in Key Stage 5.



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About the NLC

NLC consists of four schools, covering a full range of ability from 3 - 19 years. Each school has its own distinctive ethos and identity but all share the common goal of catering to the specific needs of each student.