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Farlingaye High School

Business Level 3

Business Level 3

A Level Business or Economics 2021 letter

Business Studies Brochure 2021



OCR Level 3 (Camtec) Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (05835)


Qualification type:

Vocational Applied General Qualification equivalent to A Level


Entry criteria (GCSE grades) :

Business 4 or English Language 4


Subject description:

Business Studies is a broad subject in the Social Sciences, allowing the in-depth study of a range of specialties such as accountancy, finance, organisation, human resources management and marketing. Business Studies is a dynamic subject in which you will apply theories and experience to real-life settings. In Business, students research solutions to potential problems that a business may face and analyse and evaluate the success of these solutions. The opportunity to see issues from the angle of both a student and a business person will allow you to develop a variety of transferable skills, such as evaluating and analysing business data, developing oral and written communication skills.


Course outline:

Students will study five different units including: The Business Environment; Working in Business; Marketing & Market Research; Introduction to Human Resources and Customers and Communications.


How the course is assessed:

The course is 50% coursework and 50% exam and requires an ability to work independently and write extended written tasks, the course is graded using the Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* system.  Year 12 students will complete the Cambridge Technical Certificate which is equivalent to one GCE AS Level, and then add to this in Year 13 to complete the full Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate. This full course carries A Level equivalent UCAS points and the half award carries 50% of these UCAS points.


Post-18 opportunities:

Students have gone on to pursue areas such as: accountancy, business studies, economics, education, event management, financial services (banking etc.), insurance, management, marketing, human resource management, politics, sports management, surveying and telecommunications.


Teacher responsible:  Mr I Howlett.