Aims And Vision
- To deliver the relevant curriculum effectively;
- To achieve departmental targets in terms of student performance;
- To promote quality teaching at all levels;
- To make the learning of Business Studies an enjoyable experience;
GCSE Business Studies
The CCEA GCSE Business Studies course is divided into two units, which cover seven themes in total.
Unit 1 is called Business Start Up. It covers three themes.
- Business Start Up. This section focuses on business start up and the importance of the entrepreneur. It also looks at sources of finance.
- Production. This section focuses on the different types of production and the different methods of production. It also considers quality assurance and health and safety legislation.
- Marketing. This section focuses on developing an understanding of the process of identifying and satisfying consumers’ needs and wants.
Unit 2 is called Business Development. It covers four themes.
- Finance. This section focuses on how businesses use financial information to help them make decisions.
- Managing people. This section focuses on recruitment, selection and developing people through, for example, training.
- Business Growth. This section focuses on the indicators of growth and why businesses grow. It also looks at e-commerce.
- Business Plan. This section focuses on the content of business plans and the reasons for developing them.
AS/A Level Business Studies
The CCEA GCE Business Studies course is divided into four units.
AS (Year 13)
Unit AS 1: Introduction to Business. This unit looks at the purpose of business activity and the different forms of business organisations that exist. It also looks at other issues such as quality, recruitment, training and motivation.
Unit AS 2: Growing the Business. This unit looks at the role of financial information as an aid to decision making and financial control. It also looks at the marketing process, marketing strategy and the use of E-business.
A2 (Year 14)
Unit A2 1: Strategic Decision Making. This unit will involve students recognising the potential conflict between the objectives of different stakeholder groups and
being able to analyse and evaluate stakeholder management strategies. It also involves taking a more in depth look at the role of financial information as an aid to decision making and financial control.
Unit A2 2: The Competitive Business Environment. This unit looks at the general economic environment and the international framework within which businesses operate. It examines how businesses are affected by and react to the dynamic environment in which they operate.