Business

The OCR GCSE in Business studies consists of three units studies over 2 years:

Unit A291: Marketing and Enterprise

  • Market research and data collection
  • The marketing mix
  • Marketing in the wider business environment
  • Enterprise and the entrepreneur
  • The business plan

This unit is assessed by controlled assessment which will take place at the start of year 11 and is worth 25% of the overall mark.

Unit A292: Business and People

  • The structure of business activity
  • The need for business activity
  • Business ownership, trading
  • Business ownership, trading organisations, growth and location
  • Employment and retention
  • Organisation and communication

This unit is assessed by a one hour examination at the end of year 11 consisting of compulsory short answer data response questions and is worth 25% of the overall mark.

Unit A293: Production, Finance and the External Business Environment

  • Types of production methods
  • Management and control of production
  • Production costs
  • Sources of finance
  • Financial forecasting and analysis
  • The competitive environment
  • Environmental influences and business ethics
  • Government and the UK economy
  • Globalisation and UK business

This unit is assessed by a one hour and thirty minute examination at the end of year 11 based on pre-released case study material and is worth 50% of the overall mark.