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Approach/Learning Styles

Business Studies is something that students may not have experienced at KS3 and represents a big curriculum shift to what students have experienced before in the classroom.

Over the two year course Business Studies aims to:

The course will also enable students to:


The course is taught primarily in the classroom with coursework being completed using ICT facilities.


 Option Choices at KS4

(Brief overview including exam board, controlled assessment, exams etc.)

OCR GCSE Business

The course is comprised of three units.

Unit A291: Marketing and Enterprise.

Controlled Assessment 25% of final mark.


Up to 10 hours on research/data collection. Up to 6 hours writing a report.

Learners select one of two controlled assessment tasks.

Unit A292: Business and People.

Written examination 25% of final mark.

This question paper consists of compulsory short answer data response questions.

Unit A293: Production, Finance and the External Business Environment.

Written examination 50% of final mark.

This question paper consists of compulsory questions based on the pre-release case-study stimulus material.