Business Studies GCSE

Why should a home schooler choose an IGCSE Business Studies course rather than a GCSE?

The government’s new requirements for Business Studies GCSE make the subject more or less impossible for home educators. GCSE coursework has become controlled assessment and all candidates must prepare their coursework in strictly supervised conditions. Unless you are studying in a school classroom, say, it is not feasible to satisfy the new requirements. Beware of anyone who tells you that GCSE Business Studies is still possible by Home Education. It isn’t.

Fortunately, IGCSE Business Studies is the perfect replacement. It has two main advantages. No coursework is required and it is, academically, a little more rigorous than GCSE. So it carries more weight with universities and employers and it puts you in a better position to tackle A-level Business Studies, if you wish. Please click here for the IGCSE Business Studies Page

Distance Learning Business Studies IGCSE

Oxford Home Schooling now offers Business Studies as an IGCSE course. For full details, please click here.

The Syllabus

The new Business Studies IGCSE course is designed to match the Edexcel 4BS0 specification, for examinations in June 2014 or later years.


IGCSE Business Studies does not require coursework.

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