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.
This International GCSE 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.
This Edexcel IGCSE in Business Studies qualification is assessed through two examination papers which can be sat in January and June.
Business Paper 1 Paper code: 4BS1/01R
Business Paper 2 Paper Code: 4BS1/02R
The Cambridge International GCSE in Business Studies is assessed through two examination papers which can be sat in January and June.
Business Paper 1 Paper Code: 0986/11
Business Paper 2 Paper Code: 0986/11
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.
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.
Business activity and influences on business
This section covers the various objectives of a business, changing business environments and the criteria for judging success. The focus is on the importance of having clear business objectives and how the business environment provides opportunities for, and imposes constraints on, the pursuit of these objectives.
People in business
This section looks at people in organisations, focusing on their roles, relationships and management in business.
This section explores the use of accounting and financial information as an aid to decision making.
This section focuses on identifying and satisfying customer needs in a changing and competitive international environment.
This section examines the way organisations use and manage resources to produce goods and services.
Understanding business activity
Classification of businesses
Enterprise, business growth and size
Types of business organisation
Business objectives and stakeholder objectives
People in business
Organisation and management
Recruitment, selection and training of workers
Internal and external communication
Marketing, competition and the customer
Production of goods and services
Costs, scale of production and break-even analysis
Achieving quality production
Financial information and decisions
Business finance: needs and sources
Cash-flow forecasting and working capital
Analysis of accounts
External influences on business activity
Government economic objectives and policies
Environmental and ethical issues
Business and the international economy
Q & A
Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?
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.
What is included with this course?
In-depth study materials covering the full specification
Two years tutor support
Assignment marking and feedback
Will I need to purchase any books?
You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.
Are there any additional costs?
Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.
I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?
Yes, this course is available to international students, however if there is an examination at the end of the course, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in order that we can advise you further.
Do I have to pay delivery?
For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.
How many hours should I allow for this course?
We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?
Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.
What is the course title and code for this qualification?
Edexcel IGCSE Business Code:4BS1
CIE IGCSE Business Code:0986
Edexcel was formed in 1996 by the merger of the Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC), the country’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, and the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC), one of the major exam boards for GCSEs and A levels.
In the UK, Edexcel work with more than 5,000 secondary schools, 450 further education colleges, 70 higher education institutions and more than 700 employers and training providers. As the company responsible for marking the national Key Stage 2 and 3 tests, they are also now working with 20,000 junior schools. Internationally, Edexcel operate in 112 countries and every year more than four million people trust their respected learning programmes and qualifications.
University of Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.
Course fees for payment in full include:
Course materials which will cover the full Edexcel specification.
Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
Access to a range of online resources.
Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.