Business Studies

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Business Studies

This course allows pupils to explore the business world. Pupils will study the different types of ownership, marketing-activities of businesses and production methods. They will also study accounting concepts and theory.

Examination Board OCR

Specification Number H431

Sixth Form > Our Pathways

Business Studies

This course allows pupils to explore the business world. Pupils will study the different types of ownership, marketing-activities of businesses and production methods. They will also study accounting concepts and theory.

Examination Board OCR

Specification Number H431

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  • Course Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Assessment Information
  • Progression Route
  • How do I prepare?

Course Overview

This course allows pupils to explore the business world. Pupils will study the different types of ownership, marketing activities of businesses and production methods. They will also study accounting concepts and theory.

 
Areas of Study
  • Business objectives and strategic decisions
  • External influences facing businesses
  • Marketing and marketing strategies
  • Operational strategy
  • Human resources
  • Accounting and financial considerations
 
Course Leader of Business Studies

Mr Lynch

Entry Requirements

Sixth Form Entry Criteria: 

A minimum of 5 9-5 GCSE grades, which must include a grade 5 or above in either English Language or English Literature. 

 
Special Entry Requirements:
  • GCSE Maths 5+
  • GCSE Business 5+ (if studied)

 

Students must be prepared to work long hours outside lesson time to regularly review the topics covered.

Assessment Information

At Advanced Level students will sit three two hour external assessments. All of which have an equal weighting of 33%.

 

Assessment Value Duration
Paper 133%3 hours
Paper 233%3 hours
Paper 333%3 hours

Progression Route

This course allows students to get sound subject knowledge of a whole range of business concepts. Many students will go onto university to either study Business as a whole, or concentrate on one particular aspect.

How do I prepare? 

Recommended Reads
Cambridge Technicals Level 3 Business Cambridge Technicals 2016
1000 tips to help you start and grow your business Entrepreneur's Book of Checklists
Useful Websites
BBC Business News Explore Website
Business Wars Daily Explore Website
Tutor2U Explore Website
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Course Leader of Business Studies
Mr Lynch Christopher.lynch@woodgreenacademy.co.uk