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Business Level 3

A Level Business or Economics 2023 letter


Business Studies Brochure 2022



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


Qualification type:

Vocational Applied General Qualification equivalent to A Level


Entry criteria (GCSE grades) :

4 in Business or 4 in English


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, 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 Communication.


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 half an A 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:  Mrs N Griffiths