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The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Business qualification enables students to:

  • Develop an interest in and enthusiasm for the study of business
  • Develop an understanding of business concepts, business terminology, business objectives and the integrated nature of the business activity
  • Understand how the main types of business are organised, financed and operated
  • Develop and apply knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary business issues in a wide range of businesses, from small enterprises to large multinationals and businesses operating in a local, national and global context
  • Develop critical thinking and enquiry skills to distinguish between facts and opinion, calculate, interpret and evaluate business data, to help build arguments and make informed judgements
  • Develop an understanding of the dynamics of business activity and the related considerations of ethics and sustainability for global businesses

Examination based. Assessment will occur either at a British Council office or an approved Edexcel Centre in your home country.

Paper 1: Investigating small businesses

Externally assessed.50% of the total International GCSE

Examination of 1 hour and 30 minutes, consisting of four compulsory questions, each worth 20 marks – a total of 80 marks in Paper 1.

Paper 2: Investigating large businesses

It is externally assessed. 50% of the total International GCSE.Examination of 1 hour and 30 minutes, consisting of four compulsory questions, each worth 20 marks – a total of 80 marks in Paper 2

International GCSE Business is a two-year program. During the two years of studies, students will have access to live online classes and one-to-one subject support.

Upon completing the International GCSE in Business, students will achieve an Edexcel qualification ( providing that all exams have been completed and passed). The final certificate will allow students to apply for A-level and beyond.

  • Provide two years’ previous school reports
  • Undertake a Mathematics internal assessment.
  • Students whose English is not their first language must either sit an internal English assessment or provide an English certificate at a min level of B2 in all components.

At a glance

  • Official IGCSE subject awarded by Edexcel
  • Open to International students
  • The qualification recognised by institutions worldwide
  • Blended Learning (Self Studies + Live Lessons)
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