What will I study in Business ?
This course will give you an in-depth understanding of how businesses work. It carries equivalent UCAS points to A levels but is a different sort of qualification, assessed through coursework and focused on real businesses rather than a theoretical approach. You will study areas such as marketing, accounting, people management, business operations, ethical issues and an introduction to economics. You will develop your skills in report writing, presentations and research. Above all, this is a practical subject rooted in business case studies.
This qualification is designed for pupils who have passed five or more GCSEs including English and Maths, and pupils are required to have received a grade 4 or above in Mathematics. However, if you need to re-take English or Maths and are accepted into the Sixth Form at Kingham Hill, you are still eligible to take this course.
Units of study
Course content (over two years):
The business environment - compulsory unit Business resources - compulsory unit
Four more units - there is a wide choice of optional units including marketing, business accounting, human resource management, managing a business event, business law, business ethics & international business.
Successful completion of six units leads to a Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Business (equivalent to A level).
If you take this course for one year only, you would complete three units and, if successful, would be awarded the Cambridge Technical Certificate in Business (equivalent to half an A level for UCAS points).
Currently the course is assessed entirely through portfolios of work - mostly written work but slide presentations and video presentations can also be included.
Where could it lead?
It is a great introduction to the world of business – so it could lead you anywhere. Maybe a career in management or perhaps you will become an entrepreneur. A good foundation if you are planning to study business or management at university.