Welcome to Harrop Fold

At Harrop Fold, we are committed to making the difference for all our young people.  Our aim is to produce well-rounded young people who are prepared for our ever-changing world. We do this by focusing on the Personal, Social and Academic aspects of education, which will drive our young people to reach their potential and achieve true excellence.

Business Studies

Curriculum Map

Business studies is a good GCSE to take as it is well recognised by colleges and other further education providers. You will enhance your knowledge of how business works and how to set up your own business later in life. This course is well suited for budding entrepreneurs.

Here at Harrop Fold we follow the Edexcel GCSE Business Studies course.​

The course has the following elements:

Unit
Unit Name
Course Weighting
1Introduction to business
25%
2Investigating a small business
25%
3Building a business
50%

Each of the exam based units is split up into small modules of study.
Unit 1
1.1 – Spotting a business opportunity
1.2- Showing Enterprise
1.3 – Putting a business idea into practice
1.4 – Making business start-up effective
1.5 – Understanding economic context

Unit 3
3.1 – Marketing and market research
3.2 – Meeting customer needs
3.3 – Financial management
3.4 – People Management in business
3.5 – The wider business world

CEOP

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