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Business Studies iGCSE
Pearson-Edexcel International GCSE in Business Studies
The International GCSE in business develops knowledge of businesses from small enterprises to large multinationals and focuses on modern businesses structure, practices and procedures. The course lays the foundation of understanding of the world of commerce, industry and finance and the concepts of many aspects of everyday transactions, from setting up a company to how its accounting, marketing and finance work and covers considerations of business ethics practices.
You will also learn the primary types of organisation, their structure differences and how they operate. The course develops the grasping of the concepts of interpreting, analysing and evaluate business data such as the financial performance of organisations thus develops critical-thinking skills to help build arguments and make informed judgements.
Using numerous amount of case studies in this course ensures that you have gathered knowledge and understanding from the experiences of real-life businesses and thereby you can relate some of the learned business theory to actual business situations in order to apply this knowledge in your future ventures or employment.
Studying the Pearson-Edexcel IGCSE curriculum in Business is an appropriate qualification for distance learning in terms of teaching and receiving education and taking the formal examinations. Once you have completed your course, you will have prepared yourself to attend an external formal exam in either of the British Council or one of the Pearson-Edexcel approved examination centers in your country of residence.
Some benefits of taking this course includes the followings:
- It provides an ideal progression route to A-level business qualifications.
- It can be taken as part of the IGCSE courses required to progress to university foundation degree.
- It is a perfect preparation for MBA course especially to students whose background is not business, studying the course provides a smooth and seamless transition to higher level of studies in business.
- It can be taken as standalone course to form part of your continuous professional development (CPD). Companies are keen in having employees with a good understanding of business.
Accreditation and Course Code
The course prepares you to sit for Pearson-Edexcel examination in the IGCSE in Business in any Pearson-Edexcel approved examination center in the UK, or if you are an overseas student then you can either sit for the formal exam of this course in any of Pearson-Edexcel approved exam centers in your country of residence or with the nearest British Council branch to you. The full name of the qualifications is:
PEARSON-EDEXCEL International GCSE in Business 4BS1
Academic requirements: You don't need any previous qualifications to enrol in any of our IGCSE courses, but you will only need some basic maths for this course. For student who needs some mathematics push or brush up, we have designed for them a mathematics preparation short course to study before starting their IGCSE course, that shall help in filling up any lack or gap in maths basics skills. The course is most suitable to applicants who has studied to a school level equivalent to or higher than grade 8 or any other equivalent qualification.
English language requirement: If your first language is English then you may skip this section.
If your first language is Not English and you wish to enrol in our IGCSE courses then you are required to take our free online English proficiency test (EPT) in order to assess if you can join our IGCSE courses immediately or would require to take some English language courses for preparation first. Upon finishing your EPT test you will immediate have a feedback on your English language skills and which level it is equivalent to, just follow the on-screen instructions to the end. To take the English proficiency test please click here.
If your English language skills do not qualify you to start immediately, then you can still enrol in our IGCSE courses, that will entitle you to join our English language preparation courses from any English level that you have presently up to the Elementary level 3B free of charge provided you have already enrolled in 5 International GCSE subjects.
The IGCSE in business gives the student the opportunity to progress to the International AS-level in business. The second option is to add it together with another four International GCSEs subjects to qualify you to meet most of British university foundation year admission criteria (the number of IGCSE subjects depends on each university requirements). If you have a plan to study any related university degree in the future such as business administration, management, economy or any other related further education related to business studies then this course is for you.
It is known that everywhere in the word student studies full time at a school sits her/his exams in the same school, but due to the popularity and demand for the British qualifications many examination boards such as Pearson-Edexcel and Cambridge International have allowed private candidates such as distance learners to be able to sit for their exams from their country of residence without the need to come to the UK to take those exams, this was dealt with by appointing some organizations in each country chosen by the examination boards (Pearson-Edexcel or Cambridge International) in order provide the exams location to the students. There are two options for distance learner where they can register and sit for their exams in their country of residence:
Option-1: Pearson-Edexcel Approved Exam Centres.
Option-2: British Council: Pearson-Edexcel and Cambridge work in a partnership with the British Council which allows students in many countries to be able to sit for their exams in the British Council as private candidates. To find more information about the British Council click here then choose your country from the dropdown menu. Please remember to inform them that you are a “Private Candidate” and would like to register for Pearson-Edexcel or Cambridge exams and provide them with exam name and code.
What your Course Fee Covers and Doesn’t Cover
What is Your Subscription Covers?
1- Twenty month enrolment for your IGCSE course
2- Access to OBA School online eLearning platform where you find your course tutorials and the materials resources.
3- Frequent pre-scheduled online live classes.
4- Following up with you your internal exams, marking and feedback.
5- Responding to your inquiries and concern and providing you with personal tutor to full up with you your study progress and provides you with guidance on various essential matters.
6- An access to the student forum of the course you are enrolled in.
What is Your Subscription Does Not Covers?
Course fees do NOT include examinations or arrangement fees which required to sit for your formal exams and are paid directly for either the examination centre.
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