Business Level 3
Business Level 3
Specification: OCR Level 3 (Camtec) Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (05835)
Qualification type: Vocational Applied General Qualification equivalent to A Level
Entry criteria (GCSE grades)
Students will be expected to have achieved a minimum of five Grade C or equivalent passes at GCSE in Year 11 (including a 5 in English language). You don’t need to have previously studied Business Studies, but if you have you must have achieved at least a Pass/C Grade at KS4.
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.
Students will study five different units including: The Business Environment; Working in Business; Marketing & Market Research; Introduction to Human Resources.
How the course is assessed
The course is 50% coursework and 50% exam, graded using the Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* system. The introductory Diploma is equivalent to one GCE A Level, and the course carries UCAS points.
The list is long and varied but Business is useful for many careers. Students have gone on to pursue areas such as: accountancy, economics, event management, financial services (banking etc.), insurance, management, marketing, planning management, sports management, surveying and telecommunications.
Business is also a route to various university courses including Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Education, Finance, Management, Marketing, Politics and Social Sciences.
Teacher responsible: Mr N Edge