Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Contact: Mrs C Cox

Entry Requirements

No formal entry qualifications are required for Level 2 courses. The intense nature of this course requires commitment, excellent attendance and self-motivation.

Course Content

In this one-year GCSE course, you will find out how to think like an economist and learn how the economy functions, the government’s role in the economy and its impact on business. You will also examine what causes businesses to fail and how businesses grow. You will study many issues within the world of business such as inequality, economic factors and interest rates.

The course is taught in 2 themes:

Theme 1 – Investigating small businesses – Assessed by a 1 hr 30 Min exam
Content overview

  • Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity
  • Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice
  • Topic 1.4 Making the business effective
  • Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business

Theme 2 – Building a Business – Assessed by a 1hr 30 Min exam
Content overview

  • Topic 2.1 Growing the business
  • Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions
  • Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions
  • Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions
  • Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions

Examinations will be taken at the end of the year and will be a mixture of multiple choice, calculation and long written answer questions.


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Further Opportunities

This course is intended for students wishing to progress onto GCE A- Level Business Studies, or BTEC Level 3

University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.