Business Communication Systems


Business Communication Systems is an option available to Key Stage 4 pupils as a GCSE subject option.


Pupils learn how to use of database, spreadsheets, graphics, clipart, desktop publishing and word processing. This GCSE subject also complements GCSE Business Studies and it will provide a basis for further study beyond GCSE.





Through studying our GCSE in Business and Communication Systems, students:


  • gain business knowledge, understanding and skills;

  • gain practical ICT skills; and

  • gain an understanding of how ICT skills are used to enhance business activities, particularly through e-commerce.


This course is very relevant to today’s business world. It helps students understand the changing role of ICT in business and economic activities. It also helps students understand the ways in which market environments are changing because of ICT, for example the rise of e-business.


This course helps students develop practical ICT and business skills that are useful in a diverse range of employment roles. It also prepares students for studying business and ICT at a more advanced level.





In completing CCEA GCSE Business Communication Systems, students are required to complete three units


  • Use of ICT

  • The Business Environment

  • E Commerce


The topics that will be studied throughout the course are as follows:


  • Word processing

  • Spreadsheets

  • Charts

  • Databases

  • Presentations

  • Business Activity

  • Communication

  • Marketing

  • Recruitment & Selection




Mr S Gilmore


Mrs P Connor


Mrs J Gargan





Head of Department






Students wishing to work in an office environment or with the direct usage of ICT should consider this subject as a sound basis for developing their skills.  Some specific jobs that exist as part of studying Business Communication Systems would be:

  • Office Manager

  • ICT technician

  • Personal Assistant

  • Financial Clerk