BUSINESS STUDIES IGCSE COURSE
Approximate Study Time
200 Hours (Self Study)
You can spread the payments for this course
over 4 monthly payments.
Initial payment of £145.00
Followed by 3 monthly
payments of £50.00
Approximate Delivery Time
7 Working Days (Courier Service)
The Business Studies IGCSE Course is designed to meet the requirements of the Edexcel 4BS0 specification.
This distance learning course concerns the business aspects of organisations within their economic, political and social contexts. Each lesson of the Business Studies IGCSE home study course begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study.
The performance of business is studied from a range of perspectives. Using case studies, your course ensures that you have knowledge, understanding and experience of the real world of business organisations. The use of case study materials also requires that you use a variety of methods to analyse and evaluate this evidence and thus make reasoned judgements in the context of real business scenarios.
The home study course consists of 5 modules and 22 lessons in total, with 9 TMAs. The module names and contents follow the sequence laid out in the Edexcel 4BS0 specification:
Module 1: Business Activity and the Changing Environment
Module 2: Human Resources (HR)
Module 3: Accounting and Finance
Module 4: Marketing
Module 5: Production.
There is a single 2 hour written examination in 2 sections, with a single tier of entry.
No coursework is required.
The Business Studies IGCSE Course is designed to be a complete preparation for the IGCSE examination and their is no compulsory supporting textbook.
However if you want to read more widely around your subject we recommend the following texts:
Business Studies: IGCSE by Chris J. Nuttall. (ISBN-10: 0521750954 - ISBN-13: 978-0521750950)
GCSE Business Studies by David Butler & John Hardy. (ISBN-10: 0198328354 - ISBN-13: 978-0198328353)
Business Studies for GCSE by Renee Huggett. (ISBN-10: 000711513X - ISBN-13: 978-0007115136)
Every student receives a personal tutor with whom they need to keep in regular contact. The essential relationship between student and tutor begins with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan. All tutors are fully qualified teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. So when you enrol on a course you can be assured of the assistance of a professionally qualified subject specific tutor.
We donít set a limit on how often you can contact your tutor. The advice and encouragement our tutors provide are an important part of your learning experience. You can contact your tutor by Phone, Post or Email. There are tutor-marked assignments (TMAís) in every course. These help the student consolidate the learning he or she has done and prepare for examinations. All tutors have a local rate telephone number such as a 0845 number. This means that when you phone your tutor it will only cost you the price of a local call. Whilst you are still actively submitting assignments, you should expect to be in contact with your tutor regularly. Remember, to get the most out of your tutor, you will need to tell them when you need assistance.
Edexcel are currently in the process of putting together a comprehensive list of those centres who provide assistance to private candidates and this will available before the end of the year. For the time being when you send an e-mail, please ensure that you give details of where you live, such as county or postcode and information on what qualifications and specifications you wish to enter.
Nearest Examination Dates:
Please review the IGCSE Overview page
for detailed information on possible examination dates and procedures.
IGCSE Examination Fees:
On average the IGCSE examination fee is approximately £35.00 per subject regardless of the amount of examinations, plus an administration fee which is at the discretion of the exam centre.
Studying from Abroad:
It is possible to study any of our courses from anywhere in the world. The IGCSE is offered to students in over 150 countries. We advise contacting the British Council or your local schools and colleges to enquire if they can offer the Edexcel IGCSE examinations.
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