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Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies (0450)

Course availability

  • From February 2020 for schools preparing students for November 2021 examination sessions. 
  • From September 2020 for schools preparing students for June 2022 examination sessions. 

This course develops students’ understanding of business activity, innovation and change. Students cover the broad themes of how businesses are established, financed and run. How activities are regulated, and the factors influencing decision-making.

Course structure

The course covers the following topics:

  • Understanding business activity
  • People in business
  • Marketing
  • Operations management
  • Financial information and decisions
  • External influences on business activity

Activities and assessments

The course includes the following activities: readings and case studies on current topics, quizzes, self-assessments and marked written assignments. There are also unit discussions to support students with each topic.

The final examination consists of two externally-assessed papers:

  • Paper 1—1 hour 30 minutes, 50%, short-answer and data response questions
  • Paper 2—1 hour 30 minutes, 50%, questions based on a case study

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