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Business Studies

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

Wikis and Blogs

www.gmbusiness.wikispaces.com

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

www.tutor2u.net : For advanced students of Business Studies

GCSE Business Studies

Examinations

  • Examination Paper 1 – 1 hour 30 minutes, 15 marks towards multiple choice questions/65 marks normal = total 80 marks, 50% of GCSE
  • Examination Paper 2 – 1 hour 30 minutes, 15 marks towards multiple choice questions/65 marks normal = total 80 marks, 50% of GCSE
  • No controlled assessment/pre-release case study material

Examination Paper 1: Business Activity, Marketing and People

  • Business Activity
  • Marketing
  • People


Examination Paper 2: Operations, finance and influences on business

  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Influences on Business
  • Interdependent nature of business

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