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IGCSE Level (Form 3 & 4) Business Studies

The IGCSE Business Studies syllabus develops students’ understanding of business activity in the public and private sectors, and the importance of innovation and changes.

Students learn how the major types of business organisation are established, financed and run, and how their activities are regulated. Factors influencing business decision-making are also considered, as are the essential values of cooperation and interdependence.

AS & A Level (Sixth Form) Business Studies

The Business Studies syllabus enables students to understand and appreciate the nature and scope of business, and the role it plays in society.

The syllabus covers economic, environmental, ethical, governmental, legal, social and technological issues, and encourages a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value.

Students examine the management of organisations and, in particular, the process of decision-making in a dynamic external environment.

Entry Requirements and Recommendations:

  • A minimum of a C at IGCSE Level in English and Mathematics; and a C for Business Studies is required. In addition:
  • Ability and commitment to work hard, and keeping up to date with regular assignments, notes and homework.
  • Ability to develop analytical and evaluation skills for use in a specific business context.
  • Ability to construct and deliver strong essay work.
    Preparedness to learn and understand many new concepts in a subject which is high in content.

Subjects which complement Business Studies include: Accounts, English Literature, History, Mathematics and Economics.

Career Prospects:

Further education lies in a number of business courses at the University and Technikon level. Job opportunities exist in the fields of Business Management, Journalism, Marketing, Occupational Psychology, Personnel Management, Production Management and Accountancy.