International Schools Group (ISG)


Business Studies

Business Studies at IGCSE

In business studies we follow the Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies Syllabus 0450, a copy of which you can download here.

Why choose Business Studies?

Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies is accepted by universities and employers as proof of an understanding of business concepts and techniques across a range of different types of businesses. Successful IGCSE Business Studies students gain lifelong skills, including:

  • Understanding different forms of business organisations, the environments in which businesses operate and business functions such as marketing, operations and finance;
  • An appreciation of the critical role of people in business success;
  • Confidence to calculate and interpret business data;
  • Communication skills including the need to support arguments with reasons;
  • Ability to analyse business situations and reach decisions or judgements.
  • The syllabus provides both a foundation for further study at A Level and an ideal preparation for the world of work.

- From the 2013 CIE Syllabus


Assessment is by two externally set examinations held at the end of Year 11. We do not do coursework.


Our main textbook is IGCSE Business Studies by K Borrington and P Stimpson, published by John Murray, ISBN 10034092649X.

Syllabus Outline

Syllabus outline is available here.

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