Oxford Home Schooling’s Business Studies IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE in Business Studies (4BS0) for examination in June 2014 and later years.
Assessment is by one 2-hour written examination.
The OHS course is designed to match the Edexcel 4BS0 specification and is divided into five modules, as follows:
This course concerns the business aspects of organisations within their economic, political and social contexts. Business Studies involves the investigation of how business adds value by organizing the production of goods and services. The performance of business is studied from a range of perspectives.
Using case studies, your course ensures that you have knowledge, understanding and experience of the real world of business organisations. The use of case study materials also requires that you use a variety of methods to analyse and evaluate this evidence and thus make reasoned judgements in the context of real business scenarios.
Module One, Business Activity and the Changing Environment, provides an overarching set of concepts, explores the ownership and control of business, and investigates the aims and objectives of businesses of different kinds.
The first module provides a context within which the remainder of the Subject Content is to be studied. There is no optional content and the remaining four modules, Human Resources, Accounting and Finance, Production, and Marketing, focus on these aspects of business. It is important to remember that all are closely inter-related, and that some lessons, for example the one on Location, may also be regarded as an important element of another module. Be prepared to cross link between lessons, and review earlier lessons, when answering SAT and TMA questions.
The Subject Content and the way it is set out attempt to match the way that real world businesses operate. In particular, a specific emphasis on enterprise culture is included in Module One as well as receiving additional reference in other sections. The specific topics required by the syllabus, under each of these five module headings, are given in the Aims sections that are to be found at the start of each lesson.
For further details, please click on the link to the course introduction in the right hand sidebar.
Within IGCSE Home Education there are the following subjects