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