GCSE Business Tutor

GCSE Business Tutor

To succeed in GCSE Business, it is important to have a strong understanding of the different subject areas that lie within a Business exam. Having a GCSE Business tutor is a great way to help build confidence and understanding of the many areas of Business.

GCSE Business can open doors into many different careers. These include: Consulting, Business Development, Marketing, Public Relations, Human Resources, Investment Banking and Trading. 

Having the help of a GCSE Business tutor, can not only help with developing your basic business knowledge. But they will also help you to excelle your deeper understanding of the subject. This will therefore lead to higher grades. 

A GCSE Business tutor can also help to research any areas you may think you wish to go into as a future career. 

GCSE Business Tutor

Exam Boards

It is useful to have knowledge of what exam board your child is sitting for their GCSE Business exam. Each syllabus varies ever so slightly. Having an understanding of your child’s exam board can be really useful for your GCSE Business tutor. If you are able to tell them which exam board is being studied, they will be able to help tailor their teaching to enhance your child’s learning. 

The main exam boards for GCSE Business are:

Course content

Although course content varies according to the exam board, GCSE Business covers majorly the same areas of business. Your GCSE Business tutor will cover all 10 topics of the GCSE Business course. 

Section 1 

Your GCSE Business tutor will start by concentrating on section 1 of the syllabus. Which focuses on the key business concepts. This includes the issues and skills involved in starting and running a small business. It provides a framework for students to explore core concepts through the lens of an entrepreneur setting up a business. In this section students will be introduced to local and national business contexts and will develop an understanding of how these contexts impact business behaviour and decisions. Local contexts refer specifically to small businesses or those operating in a single UK location and national contexts relate to businesses operating in more than one location or across the UK.

There are 5 topics that will be covered in section 1 of GCSE Business are: 

  • Topic 1. Enterprise and entrepreneurship: Students are introduced to the dynamic nature of business in relation to how and why business ideas come about. They also explore the impact of risk and reward on business activity and the role of entrepreneurship. 
  • Topic 2. Spotting a business opportunity: Students will explore how new and small businesses identify opportunities through understanding customer needs and conducting market research. They will also focus on understanding the competition. 
  • Topic 3. Putting a business idea into practice: This topic focuses on making a business idea happen through identifying aims and objectives and concentrating on the financial aspects. 
  • Topic 4. Making the business effective: Students will explore a range of factors that impact on the success of the business, including location, the marketing mix and the business plan. 
  • Topic 5. Understanding external influences on business: Students are introduced to a range of factors, many of which are outside of the immediate control of the business, such as stakeholders, technology, legislation and the economy. Students will explore how businesses respond to these influences.

Section 2 

Section 2 examines how a business develops beyond the start-up phase. It focuses on the key business concepts, issues and decisions used to grow a business, with an emphasis on aspects of marketing, operations, finance and human resources. It also considers the impact of the wider world on the decisions a business makes as it grows. In this theme students will be introduced to national and global business contexts and will develop an understanding of how these contexts impact business behaviour and decisions. National contexts build on those in section 1 and relate to businesses operating in more than one location or across the UK. Your GCSE Business tutor will enhance your knowledge of all these areas within business.

There are 5 topics that will be covered in section 2 of GCSE Business are: 

Topic 1. Growing the business: Students are introduced to methods of growth. How and why business aims and objectives change as businesses evolve. The impact of globalisation and the ethical and environmental questions facing businesses are explored. 

● Topic 2. Making marketing decisions: Students will explore how each element of the marketing mix is managed. How it is used to inform and make business decisions in a competitive marketplace. 

● Topic 3. Making operational decisions: This topic focuses on meeting customer needs through the design, supply, quality and sales decisions a business makes. 

● Topic 4. Making financial decisions: Students will explore the tools a business has to support financial decision making, including ratio analysis and the use and limitation of a range of financial information. 

● Topic 5. Making human resource decisions: Growing a business means that decisions relating to organisational structure, recruitment, training and motivation need to be made to influence business activity. These aspects are considered in this final topic.

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How a GCSE Business Tutor will help you do well

Your GCSE Business tutor will be able to really help with your further development of all of the sections within GCSE Business. During your lessons, your GCSE Business tutor will be able to focus on areas that you are struggling with. Whether this is with balance sheets or understanding the risks that show themselves to small businesses. They will help to  develop a deeper understanding of each topic and therefore help you to obtain higher overall grades. Your GCSE Business tutor will also help to tackle any areas you find tricky. 

Understand the mark scheme

GSCE Business usually sat in two 1h30 papers. Each exam paper holds 50% of your overall marks. 

GCSE Business is marked on:

  • knowledge and understanding 
  • application 
  • analysis and evaluation

A further breakdown of the assessment objectives to define the skills within each assessment objective: 

  • AO1 is divided into

– knowledge in isolation(AO1a) and understanding (AO1b); no more than 15% of the total marks for the qualification should reward demonstrating knowledge in isolation (AO1a). 

  • AO2 is assessed as a whole. 
  • AO3 is split into analysis (AO3a) and evaluation (AO3b).

What is different this year?

Coronavirus contingency arrangements for the 2022 exam cycle, exams provisionally will return to normal.

Sitting Public exams for the first time

Sitting important public exams comes with pressures that your child may never have experienced before. Although a small amount of pressure can help your child’s performance on the day. It is however important they have some time to unwind. Students should to take some time to relax and take time to do something social and something they love.

GCSE Business Tutor 

The best way of supporting your child throughout their GCSE Business exams. Is to give them the tools and skills to succeed. An effective way to do this is having a GCSE Business tutor. We will ensure your GCSE Business tutor has a wealth of experience in teaching Business. They will help build your child’s confidence in tackling their Business exams.

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