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    Finding Us

    We are in easy reach from various methods of transport:

    94, 237, 266. 207, 260, 283, 228

    Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith and City Line), Ravenscourt Park (District Line)

    Limited parking is available at Hammersmith Academy. Visitors are encouraged to travel via public transport.

    Should you choose to travel by car please be advised that on street parking is available at a cost of £1.10 per half hour (as of April 2013) chargeable between the hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm (Mon-Fri).

    Hammersmith Academy
    25 Cathnor Road
    W12 9JD

    t: 020 8222 6000
    f: 0208 222 6728





7 – 11 Business

This course is for anyone who is interested in Business. It is both active and enjoyable. You need to be a good communicator and be able to explain your ideas. You should not be afraid of learning new things but instead be a creative thinker.



Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Qualification: GCSE Business

Assessment breakdown: 100% examination. No coursework

Course Content:

This course consists of 2 Themes studied over 2 years:

Theme 1 – Investigating a small business

This unit concentrates on key business ideas. Exploring the issues and developing the skills involved in starting and running a small business. It provides a framework for to students to explore core concepts from an entrepreneurial perspective. Students will develop an understanding of business activity such as operations, finance, marketing and human resources.

Theme 2 – Building a business

This unit builds on theme 1 by examining how a business develops beyond the start-up phase. It focuses on key business concepts, issues and decisions used to grow a business, with emphasis on marketing, operations, finance and human resources. Students will also be introduced to national and global business contexts and consider how they impact businesses differently.