Upper School (IGCSEs)

IGCSE Business Studies


The International GCSE Business Studies syllabus is designed to develop an awareness and understanding of the business world around them. This highly valued qualification will evidence both students’ understanding of key theoretical principles and practical skills useful in public and private business contexts.

The International GCSE Business Studies syllabus enables students to progress on to AS/A Level and eventually university.


Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.


Homework will be given at the end of each week, usually in the form of problems to solve, researching key concepts.


Parents have 24 /7 access to all of their children’s coursework. Additionally the school holds 3 parent consultations per year – one each term.

This International GCSE is well-regarded among colleges and universities as it is well-rounded allowing learners to have a grasp of key topics giving a firm basis from which to springboard into A-level and beyond.

  1. Understanding business activity
  2. People in business
  3. Marketing
  4. Operations management
  5. Financial information and decisions
  6. External influences on business activity
  7. Environmental and ethical issues
  8. Business and the international economy

International I GCSE Business Revision Guide Paperback – Borrington, K and Stimpson, P – Hodder (ISBN: 9781510421233)

Parents are responsible for arranging their child’s examinations at their local registered examination centre. Cambridge Home School students study from every part of the globe and so it is not practical for the school to offer a single venue to sit examinations.. Consequently Cambridge Home School is not registered with Cambridge International Examinations but has partnerships with examination centres registered with Cambridge International Examinations, Edexcel, OCR, AQA and will support students in locating a suitable venue for sitting their written and practical examinations.

The Teacher

From Mr. Boylan

Hi. I am Head of Business Studies at Cambridge Home School. I am a qualified secondary school teacher (PGCE) and educated to Masters level. I hаve been а teаcher fоr 14 yeаrs аnd hаve delivered а wide rаnge оf quаlificаtiоns in the Business and Ecоnоmics sectоrs.

I have taught at some of the UK’s most prestigious independent schools and have a track record of supporting students to exceptional grades and progression to elite universities.

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