Soham Village College

GCSE Business Studies (Legacy)

GCSE Business Studies

Class of 2018 Only

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Exam Board Qualification Specification
OCR Exam Board - GCSE Business Studies (J253) GCSE Business Studies J253
 GCSE Specification
     
Marketing and enterprise Controlled assessment
Approx 16 hours – 60 marks
25% of the qualification
Candidates select one of the two controlled assessment tasks set by OCR.
 
     
Business and people Written paper
1 hour – 60 marks
25% of the qualification
Question paper:
2 short-answer data-response
questions.
Candidates answer both questions.
 
     
Production, finance and the external
business environment
 Written paper
1 hour 30 mins – 90 marks
50% of the qualification
Question paper:
3 questions based on a prereleased
case study.
Candidates answer all questions.
 

 The table below is a breakdown of the units studied at GCSE and the format of the assessments.

 

 Year 10

Year 11

 

Units
Assessments
Units
Assessment

Autumn    

Business and People 
Business ownership
Business stakeholders
Organisation
Growth (mergers and takeovers)
Factors affecting business location
Location question
Business plan assignment
Business type questions
Organisation question
Short answer tests to check knowledge
Controlled assessment 2
Studying a specified section and answering the set question on an aspect of marketing

25 mark question 

Mock examination paper 

    Controlled assessment 3
Studying a specified section and answering the set question on an aspect of marketing
25 mark question

Spring  

 

Business and People (continued)Communications
Employment (recruitment)
Retention (pay, management style, fringe benefits, etc.)
Recruitment question
Trade union question
Mock examination paper
Short answer tests to check knowledge
Controlled assessment (completion) Various revision questions
External Examination Case study (50%)
Marketing and Enterprise
Market research
Enterprise and the entrepreneur
Marketing plan assignment Production, Finance and External Business Environment (Case study) Various revision questions
External Examination Business and People (25%)

Summer   

Marketing and Enterprise (continued)
Marketing mix (Price, Product, Place, Promotion)
Various short mark questions to test understanding
Market plan report
Revision Work
Business and People revision
Case study revision
 
Controlled assessment 1
Studying a specified section and answering the set question on an aspect of marketing
10 mark question   Various revision questions 
External Examination
Business and People (25%)