Upper School IGCSEs
Business Studies Online


At Cambridge Upper School, we have a strong focus on helping students become innovative learners and critical thinkers. Our Cambridge Business Studies syllabus is designed to help students develop a deep understanding and acute awareness of the business world, business activity, and different business pursuits. They understand key theoretical principles and develop strong practical skills that enable them to solve complex business problems and become better leaders.

Students study different operational aspects of modern businesses, including marketing, human resources, accounting, and finance. They also learn how to make their own decisions with confidence, clarity, and adroitness. We believe that building a strong foundation is imperative. Students are given the opportunity to understand, calculate, sort, and interpret business data. They learn the importance of developing and employing strong communication skills to support critical business arguments.

By focusing on reasoning, we ensure that students understand how they can analyse different business situations and make judicious decisions on their own. Our students secure top grades. They master the art of understanding and correctly using important business terms, concepts, facts, conventions, techniques, and theories. As a result, they perform exceptionally well as they pursue a higher education in Business Studies, both at the A Level and university junctions.


We offer a range of assessments during our live lessons. These include summative tests, worksheets, pop quizzes, group activities, and more. Using these assignments, our teachers assess each student’s skills and knowledge.


Homework is given at the end of each week. Students get a chance to polish their skills and cover more ground. We plan homework around a range of different topics and subtopics, taking special care to cover everything in the syllabus.


Parents are given 24/7 access to their children’s coursework. We also maintain an open line of communication between parents and teachers to ensure complete transparency. Additionally, we hold 3 parent-teacher consultations each year, one in every term. Parents can also set up consultations with teachers at mutually convenient times.

Course Outline

The Cambridge Upper School IGCSE Business Studies syllabus is more robust, well-rounded, and balanced than the national curriculum. We help students develop a deep, nuanced understanding of business activity across different public and private sectors. Students also learn about the importance of consciously driving positive change through innovation and adaptation.

We walk students through the different types of business organisations and offer a closer look at how they’re structured, financed, managed, optimised, and regulated. Contemporarily, there are numerous factors that affect critical business decisions. Students understand these factors and become well-versed in interdependence and cooperation.

We also ensure that students master two critical skills: enquiry and numeracy. Our syllabus helps them secure top grades in their IGCSE Business Studies examinations and prepare for more rigorous academic growth in AS and A Level Business. By building a firm, secure foundation, we also enable students to progress exceptionally well as they pursue Business Studies at a more advanced level in university.



  1. Understanding business activity
  2. People in business
  3. Marketing
  4. Operations management
  5. Financial information and decisions
  6. External influences on business activity
  7. Environmental and ethical issues
  8. Business and the international economy

Recommended Textbook

International I GCSE Business Revision Guide Paperback – Borrington, K and Stimpson, P – Hodder (ISBN: 9781510421233)



Parents shoulder the responsibility of arranging their child’s IGCSE examinations at their local registered examination centre. At Cambridge Home School Online, we teach students from different countries across the globe. It’s not practical for our school to manage each student’s local exam registration or offer a single venue for students to sit their examinations.

We presently have students from the UK, Europe, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Keeping this geographical diverseness in mind, we are not registered with Cambridge International Examinations. However, we have partnered with numerous examination centres registered with CIE, OCR, Edexcel, and AQA.

We also help students find a suitable venue to sit their written and practical examinations. We understand that this process isn’t easy and often requires external support. Students can approach us for any registration-related questions and problems they may have. Our teachers provide complete support and assistance.


About The Teacher

From Mr. Boylan

Hi. I am Head of Business Studies at Cambridge Home School. I am a qualified secondary school teacher (PGCE) and educated to Masters level. I hаve been а teаcher fоr 14 yeаrs аnd hаve delivered а wide rаnge оf quаlificаtiоns in the Business and Ecоnоmics sectоrs.

I have taught at some of the UK’s most prestigious independent schools and have a track record of supporting students to exceptional grades and progression to elite universities.

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