Business (L2)

(Available as equivalent to either 1 or 2 GCSEs)

Deepen your critical understanding of business organisations and the markets they serve. Business behaviour is studied from the perspectives of a range of stakeholders, including customers, employees, shareholders, the Government and the local community. Students will study business start-ups, financial planning, people and operations management, marketing, business strategy and the business environment.

What skills will I develop?

You will develop report writing skills and research skills using a variety of resources.

You will solidify your IT skills, using the Microsoft Office suite and effective internet researching.

You will also learn teamworking, problem solving, debating, and presentational skills.

What topics will I study?

This course is available as both a Certificate (equiv. 1 GCSE) and Extended Certificate (equiv. 2 GCSEs). Topics for both options are outlined below:

Cambridge Technical Certificate - Only your best three units count towards the qualification:

  • Unit 1: Business Purposes
  • Unit 2: Business Organisations
  • Unit 3: Financial Forecasting for Business
  • Unit 4: People in Organisations
  • Unit 5: The Marketing Plan

Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate - Only your best six units count towards the qualification:

  • Unit 1: Business Purposes
  • Unit 2: Business Organisations
  • Unit 3: Financial forecasting for Business
  • Unit 4: People in Organisations
  • Unit 5: The Marketing Plan
  • Unit 6: Verbal and Non-verbal communication in Business context
  • Unit 7: Business Communication through documentation
  • Unit 8: Training and employment in Business
  • Unit 9: Personal Selling in Business
  • Unit 10: Customer Relations in Business
  • Unit 11: Business Online
  • Unit 12: Business Ethics

Where does the course lead?

Students who have successfully completed the course generally go on to study either Business or IT at Level 3. Others have either gone on to study various different courses or have started working for a business in a trainee role. 

Covering a wide range of topics, and developing a wide range of skills, the course is designed to make you more attractive to employers. The vocational nature of the course means that you will be required to apply what you learn in class to different situations that occur in business. Consequently, you will be better prepared to deal with events, as and when they arise in the workplace.

 

Exam Board

OCR

Head of Department

Jamieson Brown

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for students who have not attained five A*- C grades (or equivalent 4+)

Assessment Breakdown

Coursework = 100%