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Business (OCR) at Kettering Science Academy

Course description

Studying this course will allow you to gain a broad understanding of business and be able to study in depth selected areas of business. You will develop skills, knowledge and understanding, following a programme of study that enables progression and gives you the opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way. By the end of the course you will have developed key skills which are highly valued by employers, and gained confidence by developing independent learning skills.

A National Certificate in Business is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades A* - C

A National Award in Business is equivalent to 2 GCSEs at grades A* - C

Course content

Typical Units of Study

* Investigating Business

* Enterprise and Operations

* Finance in Business

* Communication in Business

* Working with People in Business

* Keeping Customers Happy


THERE IS NO EXAMINATION. All of the units are internally assessed through assignments that are set and marked by your teachers. All of the units are externally moderated.

Future opportunities

Students gaining a National Certificate in Business will have access to a range of career and further education opportunities. You learn and use a variety of skills throughout the course, including collecting, analysing and interpreting data, communicating your findings in different ways, and identifying and developing the links between different parts of the subject.

As well as covering the National Certificate in Business you will develop your Key Skills in the areas of communication, application of number, and information technology.

Further information

If you want more information about Business you should talk to Mr Mitchell-Bunce

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kettering Science Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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