CCEA Business Studies GCSE
This specification has two units:
- Business Start Up; and
- Business Development.
Year 11 - Business Start Up
Creating a Business
Year 12 - Business Development
Year 11 Exam - 40%
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Year 12 Exam - 40%
Controlled Assessment – 20%
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Link to CCEA Business Studies website:
Occupational Studies - Office Studies
Office Studies is an Occupational Subject chosen by students in Year 11. This course is a practical course where you will learn key skills that contribute towards a future career in the world of work.
Office Studies is a two year course and is separated into two areas; Office technology which is studied in Year 11 and Communication in an office which is undertaken in Year 12.
This course is assessed by coursework which contain knowledge tests and practical examinations which are assessed by your class teacher.
Year 11 - Office Technology
This unit provides learners with a basic knowledge and understanding of administration practice together with the skills necessary to pursue careers as secretaries, administrators, receptionists or call centre personnel. Learners will have the opportunity to use a range of technological equipment found in the modern office. They will develop their proofreading skills, ensuring all documents are produced to the highest standard and meet agreed specifications.
This unit includes:
Year 12 - Communication in an Office
This unit provides learners with a basic knowledge and understanding of administration practice together with the skills necessary to pursue careers as secretaries, administrators, receptionists or call centre personnel. Learners will have an opportunity to develop the effective communication skills required to establish good working relationships in an office or business environment.
On completion of both units you receive a qualification at either Level 1 or Level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework, equivalent to one GCSE.