GCSE Business

About the course

Our Level 2 GCSE Business Studies award, can be taken in Years 10 and 11 and enables you to gain valuable knowledge of how the business world works. You’ll explore various facets of the subject, including finance, communication, marketing, employment and the fundamentals of business structures.

Overview of units

The content is divided into broad topic areas:

  • Business Activity
  • Marketing
  • People
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Influences on Business
  • The Interdependent Nature of Business

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for starting this course.


You will be assessed by sitting two examination papers in the summer of Year 11. Paper 1 assesses content from Business Activity, Marketing and Human Resources. Paper 2 assesses content from Operations, Finance and Influences on Business. Both papers include a mix of multiple choice, short, medium and extended questions. There is no coursework element to the grading of this GCSE course. Your grade will be awarded from 9-1 according to the OCR Linear system.

Where you can go next

Studying a Business GCSE equips you with highly a set of valuable and usable skills, while building confidence and making you more commercially and financially aware. This is an excellent foundation for pursuing a range of commercial and business opportunities, opening up possibilities for further study, employment or starting a business in the future.

Information from the examination body

Full details of this course can be found at the OCR website.

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