Highgrove Education

International GCSE Business

Are you curious about how businesses work and thrive? Edexcel International GCSE Business is your ticket to unravelling the mysteries of both small startups and global giants. You’ll dive into real-world topics like finance, marketing, and operations, understanding the ins and outs of how businesses are organized and run. This isn’t just about learning theories; it’s about making informed decisions and judgments based on real business data. Plus, you’ll explore the ethical and sustainable aspects of business, preparing you to be a smart and responsible player in the business world, no matter where your future takes you.

GCSE Business

Key Information

What you’ll study

Entry Requirements

Assessment Information

Access Course Enrolment:
  • Enrolment in our pre-GCSE or pre-A level access course.
  • Access to our self-study materials and platform, live class lessons, and individual teacher support in Office Hours.
  • Weekly teacher-marked homework.
  • Half termly reports.
  • Support from our SENDCo for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities, including assessment for access arrangement entitlement.
  • Support with English for pupils whose first language is not English.
  • A Highgrove Education Office365 account, including Teams, SharePoint and a school email
QualificationInternational GCSE Business
Exam board Edexcel
Exams availableJune

Online school, full time or individual courses

Course length2 years
Weekly study time2 x 45-minute live lessons, 3 x 30-minute self-study lessons, 1 x 30-minute teacher-marked homework
Class sizeMaximum 12
Course start September

Individual Tutoring

Recommended Approximately 100 x 45-minute individual tutoring lessons, 170 x 30-minute self-study lessons, 45 x 30-minute teacher-marked homework. Pace and level of commitment determined by individual needs.
Course start Flexible
The following topics will be studied in relation to small and large businesses:
1. Business activity and influences on business
2. People in business
3. Business finance
4. Marketing
5. Business operations.

For more information take a look at the Edexcel International GCSE Business Specification: click here

  • A pass in the Highgrove Online School admissions test for English, Science and Maths

International GCSE

2 examstaken together at the end of the course
Paper 1Investigating small businesses (90 minutes). 50% of the total International GCSE.
Paper 2Investigating large businesses (90 minutes). 50% of the total International GCSE.


Business is one of our non-compulsory GCSE subjects. Pupils gaining a 7 or above in GCSE Business will be eligible to study Business or Economics at A level.

We also offer the following GCSEs

Our core GSCE subjects are taught in group classes via a combination of interactive self-study lessons and live lessons led by an expert teacher:

Additional GCSEs subjects are available via our tutoring programme, including: