The New GCSE Courses
GCSE in Applied Business: Double Award
(in addition to the Single Award candidates will also study)
Unit Assessment type Unit overview
Unit 3: People in Business Controlled assessment The roles played by people
with different interests in a
(30% of Double Award) business and their inter-
Unit 4: Business and Decision Examination Builds upon and extends the
Making II requirements of Unit 1
(20% of Double Award)
application of skills. Presentational, practical, window, candidate work will be assessed by
personal and interpersonal, cognitive and teachers and subsequently a sample moderated
decision-making skills are all integral to the by the WJEC.
specification. Opportunities to demonstrate their
application are provided, primarily through the Ivor Hicks and Alan Perry are subject officers
controlled assessments as integrated aspects of for business at WJEC.
set tasks. Following the completion of the
GCSE BUSINESS SUBJECTS Controlled assessment for GCSE Business
Studies takes the form of a research and report
FROM CCEA writing task. The tasks will be issued to teachers
CCEA is offering three GCSE specifications: in May of the first year of teaching. Teachers will
GCSE Business Studies decide when students do the controlled
GCSE Applied Business (single award) assessment over the course of the second year of
GCSE Business and Communication Systems. teaching. The research can be completed outside
formal supervision, but the teacher must be able
Each of these specifications has been accredited to authenticate the work. The report has to be
for Northern Ireland, England and Wales. All written under formal supervision. This means
three provide a basis of business knowledge that it has to be completed during class time.
which the student can build on through further Students are allowed three hours to complete
study at A level.