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Business Studies

Business Studies; GCSE; OCR
Travel and Tourism; BTEC  First

Wikis and Blogs

Other Websites
www.ocr.org.uk: the awarding body for GCSE Business Studies – containing advice and past papers and mark schemes
http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/travel-and-tourism-2013-nqf.html: the awarding body for BTEC First in Travel and Tourism – containing advice, sample assessments and sample assignments
www.bbc.co.uk/gcsebitesize: knowledge and revision, plus links to many good Business Studies websites
www.bized.co.uk: for students of Business Studies

Course content:

GCSE Business Studies
25% Controlled Assessment
25% Examination
50% Examination

Controlled Assessment:
• Market research and data Collection
• The marketing mix
• The wider business environment
• Enterprise and the entrepreneur
• The business plan

Examination Paper 1:
• The structure of business activity
• Employment and retention
• Organisation and communication

Examination Paper 2 (Case Study):
• Using and managing resources to produce goods and services
• Financial information and decision making
• External influences of business activity

BTEC Travel & Tourism

25% - Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism Sector (EXAM)

25% - Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism Destinations (COURSEWORK)

Students also complete two more pieces of Coursework from the following:

Unit 3: The Development of Travel & Tourism in the UK
Unit 4: International Travel & Tourism Destinations
Unit 5: Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel & Tourism
Unit 6: The Travel & Tourism Customer Experience
Unit 7: Travel & Tourism Business Environments
Unit 8: Promotion and Sales in Travel & Tourism
Unit 9: Travel & Tourism Employment Opportunities
Unit 10: Organising a Travel & Tourism Study Visit

Christine Jaeggi; Subject leader for Business Studies: