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Business Studies

Cambridge Upper Secondary

Why Study Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies?

Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies helps you to develop understanding of business activity in the public and private sectors, and the importance of innovation and change. You will find out 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. You will not only study business concepts and techniques but also enhance related skills such as numeracy and enquiry.

The course provides both a foundation for further study at Cambridge International A Level and an ideal preparation for the world of work. (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

Key concepts covered in the course

  • Understanding business activity
  • People in business
  • Marketing
  • Operations management
  • Financial information and decisions
  • External influences on business activity

Prior requirements and hours of study

Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies requires about 130 hours of study. The number of hours needed may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

We do not expect learners starting this course to have previously studied Business Studies.

IGCSE BUSINESS STUDIES

Examinations

Students studying Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies take two papers in a single examination series.

Paper 1 Duration Weighting
Short answer and data response 1 hour 30 minutes 50%
Paper 2 Duration Weighting
Case Study 1 hour 30 minutes 50%

Examination Entry

All students who complete the appropriate courses at Cambridge Online Academy are eligible to sit exams like the International GCSEs or A/AS Levels through Cambridge International. But while students can do all of their learning online at home, we cannot administer exams online. To sit exams, students must travel in person to one of 10,000 Cambridge International Exam Centres located in 160 countries around the globe.

But we’re here to help. We’ll provide you with all the necessary exam codes you need to present to the exam centre, and any other pertinent information you need to know to get your child signed up correctly. Also, as part of the initial information, we provide during the pre-enrolment process, you’ll receive contact information for all the Cambridge International Exam Centres in your area. Once you’ve ensured that the exam centre of your choice offers the specific exam level your child needs, the exam centre will arrange accommodations for your child and give you detailed information on obtaining the results.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge International GCSE Business Studies can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

For more information about Fees and Scholarships, please click here.

For more information about Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies, please click here.

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Business Studies

Cambridge Advanced

Why Study Cambridge International AS & A Level Business?

The Cambridge International AS & A Level Business course enables you to understand and appreciate the nature and scope of business, and the role it plays in society. It encourages you to examine the process of decision-making in a dynamic and changing business environment and to develop critical understanding of business organisations.

You will learn about business and its environment, human resource management, marketing, operations management and finance and accounting. At Cambridge International A Level, you will also learn how to develop a business strategy (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

Key concepts covered in the course

  • Decision-making
  • Enterprise
  • Innovation
  • Strategy

Prior requirements and hours of study

Cambridge International AS Level Business requires about 180 hours of study, and Cambridge International A Level Business requires about 360 hours of study. These figures are for guidance only. The number of hours needed may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

We recommend that students who are beginning this course should have previously completed a Cambridge International GCSE course in Business.

It is also necessary that all A-Level students have IGCSE English Language or the equivalent at Grade C/4 or above.

AS & A LEVEL BUSINESS STUDIES

Examinations

Students studying AS Level Business only take two papers out of four in a single examination series.

Students studying A Level Business take all four papers.

Paper 1 Duration AS Level A Level
Business Concepts 1 1 hour 15 minutes 40% 20%
Paper 2 Duration AS Level A Level
Business Concepts 2 1 hour 30 minutes 60% 30%
Paper 3 Duration AS Level A Level
Business Decision Making 1 hour 45 minutes - 30%
Paper 4 Duration AS Level A Level
Business Strategy 1 hour 15 minutes - 20%

Examination Entry

All students who complete the appropriate courses at Cambridge Online Academy are eligible to sit exams like the International GCSEs or A/AS Levels through Cambridge International. But while students can do all of their learning online at home, we cannot administer exams online. To sit exams, students must travel in person to one of 10,000 Cambridge International Exam Centres located in 160 countries around the globe.

But we’re here to help. We’ll provide you with all the necessary exam codes you need to present to the exam centre, and any other pertinent information you need to know to get your child signed up correctly.

Also, as part of the initial information, we provide during the pre-enrolment process, you’ll receive contact information for all the Cambridge International Exam Centres in your area. Once you’ve ensured that the exam centre of your choice offers the specific exam level your child needs, the exam centre will arrange accommodations for your child and give you detailed information on obtaining the results.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge International AS & A Level Business can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

For more information about Fees and Scholarships, please click here.

For more information about Cambridge International AS & A Level Business, please click here.

For the full list of references, please click here.

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