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Further Progression

Course Overview

The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Business is designed as a two-year course. As students progress through the course they are introduced to new ideas and concepts while continuing to use and reinforce previously learned concepts and skills. The course is designed to give students a sound understanding of business, and the ability to use knowledge, skills and understanding appropriately in the context of individual countries and the global economy.

Skills You'll Learn

  • 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 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 local, national and global context
  • Develop critical-thinking and enquiry skills to distinguish between facts and opinion, calculating, interpreting and evaluating 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.
iGCSE Business Overview

Exam Overview

The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Business is a linear qualification. It consists of two examinations that must be taken in the same series at the end of the course of study.

  • Paper 1: Investigating small businesses
  • Paper 2: Investigating large businesses

Paper 1: 1 hour and 30 minutes Paper 2: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Paper 1: Externally assessed once a year Paper 2: Externally assessed once a year


Paper 1 | 80 marks Paper 2 | 80 marks

Progression and Prerequisites