Helpie FAQ

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  • Is Economics and Business Studies the same GCSE?

    Economics and Business Studies GCSEs may overlap to an extent; however, they are distinct disciplines.

    Economics is the study of human interaction with resources to produce goods and services for consumption by markets, prices being established through market forces, economic decisions being taken on, etc. Business studies focus more on understanding how businesses operate through topics like marketing, finance, and human resources management.

    Although economics and business studies overlap somewhat, their coverage can differ substantially. Business studies may be best for students interested in entering business careers while economics might provide better preparation if you wish to study finance or law - if both interests pique your curiosity it would be prudent to take both exams separately as this allows an examination in both subjects simultaneously. If interested, taking one GCSE for each subject might prove more useful!