IGCSE Business Studies

The benefits of studying Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies

Our Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies homeschooling course will help your child to understand how a business works.

Think about that new coat you bought last week, for example. Then think of all the businesses that made it possible for you to be wearing it right now. The obvious ones are the shop and the manufacturing plant – but what about the cotton growers, the label makers and the delivery company? What about the firms that audit the accounts of a business?

Thinking about these processes and people will enable your child to understand about what business is all about.

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Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

Wolsey Hall is a registered online Cambridge International School.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a Pearson Edexcel approved centre

We offer a wide range of IGCSE subjects.

IGCSE Business studies student

Key topics covered in the course

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

Prior requirements and hours of study

  • Previous study: CAIE recommends that learners starting this course should have studied a general curriculum such as the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme or equivalent national educational framework such as the Key Stage 3 programme of study within the National Curriculum for England.
  • Learners should allow approximately 150 hours to complete it.
Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies

The syllabus and exam

The course will prepare your child for the Cambridge (CAIE) Business Studies syllabus 0450 or 0986.

Paper 1

Short-answer questions and structured/data response questions: 1 hr 30 mins (50% of your overall grade).

Paper 2

Questions arising from a given case-study on the paper (not pre-released). There will be no choice of questions; students must answer all questions set: Paper 2 is 1 hr 30 mins (50% of your overall grade(.

There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. Wolsey Hall will provide details of the most convenient when you enrol.

All of our IGCSE courses include a number of past exam papers in the final module. These include the most recent paper which can be taken as a mock exam and submitted to your Tutor for assessment and feedback for a modest additional fee.

Course sample

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I have nothing but praise for Wolsey Hall, such a great organisation, very professional but at the same time supportive and friendly. The Student Progress Manager was not only a great support for my son but was always there for me too when I needed advice. Deniz has been studying IGCSE Biology, English Lang, History & Maths.
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My son James was homeschooled and we chose Wolsey Hall to support him. The learning material was clear and concise and he was buoyed by the knowledge that support was only an email away. They say that the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Well, James did a clean sweep of A* and A’s. Job done. Thanks Wolsey Hall.
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