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Business Studies Extended Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate/Diploma at Wales High School and Business and Enterprise College with Applied Learning

Course description

Course Overview

This course is offered as a two year course.  OCR Level 3 Business Studies is a prestigious, exciting, challenging and ‘real’ course that allows you to apply your understanding of business in a variety of ways: posters, reports, diagrams, role-play and organising and managing events.  It brings the business world to life.  You will visit many organisations to clarify your understanding of business; allowing you to apply ‘real’ examples to your work, ensuring you have every opportunity to meet your full potential.  Students can opt to take the Single Award (Extended Certificate/1 A Level) or Double Award (Diploma/ 2 A Levels).

Examination Board

The Examination Board for this course is OCR.

Where can this lead?

This can lead to a career in the business world, giving you an underpinning knowledge of how the business you work for functions. Students have been highly successful at acquiring apprenticeships/employment directly from the course, it is a well sought after qualification by employers as it fully prepares you for the world of work. In addition to this – the course has the same UCAS points as A Levels so therefore gives you the same opportunities to access university courses.

Course Breakdown - Lower Sixth

  • Unit 1:     Business Environment (exam)
  • Unit 4:     Customers and Communications (coursework)


Plus the following for the double award:

  • Unit 11:   Accounting Concepts (coursework)

        · Unit 2:     Working in Business (exam)

        · Unit 16:   Principles of Project Management (coursework)


Course Breakdown - Upper Sixth

Single Award (Extended Certificate)

  • Unit 3:     Business Decisions (exam)

· Unit 11:   Accounting Concepts (coursework)

  • Unit 2:     Working in Business (exam)

Double Award (Diploma)

  • Unit 3:     Business Decisions (exam)
  • Unit 5:     Delivering a Business Project (coursework)
  • Unit 15:   Change Management (exam)
  • Unit 12:   Financial Accounting (coursework)
  • Unit 7:     Management Accounting (coursework)

Enrichment Opportunities

Benefit from our links with local and national organisations including; advertising agencies and visits to 1-Click Print, Marks & Spencer, Meadowhall and the Jaguar Production Plant.  All students will be offered extra support and guidance to ensure all learning and progress is consolidated.


Entry requirements

Five GCSEs (or equivalent), can be a mixture of Vocational and traditional GCSEs, graded 9-5.  English and Mathematics must be included at grade 5 and above.  Candidates must attend a course interview.

Further information

This qualification is a mixture of externally assessed examinations and internally set coursework.

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For further information, please contact – Mrs N Lockyer  /  



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 26 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years