IGCSE Business Studies
Course code: 4BS1
Delivery method: Online
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: Edexcel IGCSE Business Studies
Awarding body: Edexcel
This IGCSE Business Studies course 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.
Business studies course 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.
- 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.
This course is divided into 1 unit:
Unit 1: Business Studies Paper 1 Paper code: 4BSO/01
Exam Availability: June
Written examination: 2 hours (100 marks)
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
The Edexcel IGCSE Business Studies qualification is gained once the exam paper is successfully completed. These exams are administered by Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments.
In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.
Method of study
The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).
The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
Our IGCSE courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course 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.