Curriculum Leader

Mrs Lindsey Stirling

Awarding Body

OCR Course Specification

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs passes at level 4 or above including Level 4 or above in English (Language/Literature) and Level 4 or above in Maths.

Why choose Cambridge Technicals Level 3 in Business?

Business is frequently front page news and with TV programmes like The Apprentice having raised the profile of Business to a new generation, there has never been a better time to study the subject. You will learn how businesses are organised, structured and financed. You’ll investigate how they recruit and train staff, market their products and service their customers.

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What will I learn in Y12 and how will I be assessed?

This is an Applied General qualification. In Y12 you will study 2 units:

Unit 1 - The business environment

Unit 4 - Customers and communications

In Unit 1 (external exam), you will learn how businesses operate, how they are structured and how the different functional areas allow them to be successful.

In Unit 4 (coursework), you will visit the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to research their methods of customer service and how they communicate both internally and externally.

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What will I learn in Y12 and how will I be assessed?

In Y13 you will study 3 units:

Unit 2 – Working in Business

Unit 5 - Marketing & Market Research

Unit 11 - Accounting concepts

Unit 2 (external exam) examines the skills and understanding needed to work effectively in a business environment, eg. arranging meetings, working with business documents, making payments, prioritising business activities.

In Unit 5 (coursework), you will learn how market research contributes to marketing decision-making with particular emphasis on market research & analysis.

In Unit 11 (coursework), you will learn about the purposes of accounting and the accounting procedures used to produce final accounts.

For each unit, you will be awarded points which equate to an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

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How will I learn?

You will learn through opportunities to:

  • Discuss key concepts in pairs and groups
  • Independently read around the topics
  • Apply learning through case studies
  • Work independently on written tasks
  • Practice exam style questions
  • Question visiting speakers
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Many Business Studies students go on to study the subject at university. Others have chosen to specialise in key aspects of the course such as Accountancy and Finance, Human Resources Management, Marketing, Economics or other related fields.

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Many different career paths are open to students of this subject including Business and International Management, Accountancy, Law, and Banking.

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