IGCSE Business Studies (9-1)
Exam code: 4BS1
Delivery method: Online
IGCSE duration: 120 hours over 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: Edexcel IGCSE Business Studies
Awarding body: Edexcel
IGCSE Business Studies is a great introduction to the fascinating subject of business. If you are looking for an understanding of business fundamentals or wish to study business at A Level, then this is the course for you.
You will study subjects like human resources, accounting and finance and marketing.
IGCSE Business Overview
Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Edexcel IGCSE Business Studies (4BS1) qualification.
IGCSE Business Outline
This IGCSE is divided into 1 unit:
Unit 1: Business Studies Paper 1 Paper code: 4BSO/01
Exam Availability: June
Written examination: 2 hours (100 marks)
IGCSE Business Content
Unit 1: Business Studies
Module 1: Business activity and the changing environment
Module 2: Human resources
Module 3: Accounting and finance
Module 4: Marketing
Module 5: Production
- An understanding of business organisations and structure.
- How business is impacted by government and vice versa.
- Critical reasoning and logical thinking.
- Why business is important and how it fits into the wider world.
The Edexcel IGCSE Business Studies qualification is gained once the 2 exam papers are successfully completed. These exams are administered by Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practise papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. The course specification is 4BS1.
The exams are made up of the following:
Paper 1: Investigating small business
Examination of 1 hour and 30 minutes, consisting of four compulsory questions, each worth 20 marks – total of 80 marks in Paper 1. The sub-questions are a mixture of multiple-choice, short-answer, data-response and open-ended questions.
Paper 2: Investigating large businesses
Examination of 1 hour and 30 minutes, consisting of four compulsory questions, each worth 20 marks – total of 80 marks in Paper 2. The sub-questions are a mixture of multiple-choice, short-answer, data-response and open-ended questions.
Use the map below there are a huge number of places where you can sit your exams.
Method of study
The IGCSE is delivered online via the Learning Management System (LMS).
The online IGCSE has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
If you opt for tutor support it also includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
We highly recommend the additional tutor option to support our IGCSE e-books. For just £35 you will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the content whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.
How quickly can I complete the IGCSE?
You can complete your IGCSE as quickly or slowly within the 12 months as you choose. The recommended study time for the content is 120 hours. The exam dates are set by the exam boards and for IGCSE Business are available in May/June each year.