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  • IGCSE Business Studies

    This IGCSE Business Studies course is a great introduction to the fascinating subject of business. If you are looking for an understanding of business fundamentals or wish to study business at A-Level, then this is the course for you.

    • Course Description

      IGCSE Business Studies

      Course code: HSIG02

      Delivery method: Online

      Course duration: 12 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: Edexcel IGCSE Business Studies

      Awarding body: Edexcel

      This IGCSE Business Studies course is a great introduction to the fascinating subject of business. If you are looking for an understanding of business fundamentals or wish to study business at A Level, then this is the course for you.

      You will study subjects like human resources, accounting and finance and marketing.

    • Business studies course overview

      Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Edexcel IGCSE Business Studies (4BSO) qualification.

      Skills gained

      • An understanding of business organisations and structure.
      • How business is impacted by government and vice versa.
      • Critical reasoning and logical thinking.
      • Why business is important and how it fits into the wider world.

      Course outline

      This course is divided into 1 unit:

      Unit 1: Business Studies Paper 1 Paper code: 4BSO/01

      Exam Availability: January and June

      Written examination: 2 hours (100 marks)

      Course content

      Unit 1: Business Studies

      Module 1: Business activity and the changing environment

      Module 2: Human resources

      Module 3: Accounting and finance

      Module 4: Marketing

      Module 5: Production


      The Edexcel IGCSE Business Studies qualification is gained once the exam paper is successfully completed. These exams are administered by Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments.

      In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study


      Study anywhere, at a time and pace that suits you, and on any smart device connected to the internet, by selecting our online IGCSE course. Our online courses are delivered in bite-sized sections with lessons, activities and test papers, perfect to squeeze in when you are commuting on the bus or you can work towards gaining your qualification as you eat lunch.

      Delivered on our digital learning environment, you will enjoy a complete learning experience that can travel with you anywhere, without the mess and fuss of heavy paper materials.

      Tutor support

      Our IGCSE courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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      Paper Based

      If the course you have bought is paper based it will be despatched the next working day. You will receive a tracking email and a text with a 1 hour delivery slot.

      What do I do next?

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      Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

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