Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

Dare to be wise

KS4

KS4

GCSE Business Studies:

Exam Board: OCR

http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/71415-specification.pdf

Skills: You will be taught in an active way and encouraged to express and discuss your ideas. You will be shown how to analyse and evaluate different situations.

On average pupils achieve at least a grade above their prediction

Business Links : Visiting speakers, industry visit

There are 3 units of work: Business and People, Production, Finance and the External Business Environment and Marketing and Enterprise. In Year 10 students will study Business and People, taking the examination at the end of Year 11. In Year 11 students will complete a Controlled Assessment in class based on the Marketing and Enterprise unit. This assessment will start in the summer term of Year 10. Finally students will complete the course by sitting an examination at the end of Year 11 in Production, Finance and the External Business Environment. Assessment is structured as follows: Year 11 controlled assessment = 25% and Year 11 exams = 1 x 25% and 1 x 50%.