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Business Level BTEC 3 at The Oxford Academy

Course description

Students of Business will have the opportunity to develop their skills in preparation for the world of business. You will investigate the internal departments of business in addition to those external factors that can lead to business success or failure. This 2 year course is equivalent to either one or two A Levels. You will participate in team working activities, discussion, presentations and financial calculations using your developing ICT skills.

The course is mainly assessed through internally and externally assessed coursework, although 25% is assessed through a written exam. Through working with business partners in the community, you will be able to investigate business models of international companies and smaller local businesses.

Business SUPPORT FROM OXFORD UNITED Football is a business which requires us to have people in the organisation who understand accounting, marketing, human resources, management, law, administration, retail and logistics in a sporting context. People with these skill sets are often difficult to find, so Oxford United will help you gain the skills and experience we and other professional sports clubs are looking for. We’ll do this through:

  •  Industry experts delivering guest workshops
  •  Sourcing and pairing mentors both from within our own business but also with our partners
  •  Providing an insight into top level meetings allowing a much more full understanding of how all the elements of business work together

Course content

Currently we visit Thorpe Park, BMW plant Oxford and Cadbury’s World to help you to put Business Studies in context. These vocational visits look at the business environments of contrasting case studies to help you to gain a better understanding of the topics covered in the course, including:

  • Investigating Business Resources 
  • The Business Environment 
  • Business Communication 
  • Financial & Management Accounting 
  • Human Resources in the work place

There is a range of potential careers leading from Diploma in Business such as:

  • Marketing 
  • Human Resources 
  • Retail 
  • Finance and accountancy 
  • Advertising

There are also opportunities for further study in any of these fields at a range of universities across the world. Some courses include:

  • Marketing 
  • Education
  • Business 
  • Accountancy 
  • Finance 
  • Economics 
  • Banking

Other courses that might interest you are Sport – Fitness Services and Sport – Leisure Operations.

Entry requirements

5 A*-D GCSE including English level 4 and Maths level 5

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Oxford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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      • Sports Hall for futsal, basketball, netball, volleyball, trampolining… anything you want to do indoors
      • 3G Dome – the only covered 3G in the county
      • Astro pitch for hockey and football
      • Multi Use Games Area so you can do a whole host of things here; tennis, netball, table tennis 
      • Grass pitches for rugby, football, lacrosse
      • Physiotherapy room with physio support available by appointment  from  Oxford United physios just in case you need help with an injury
      • Dance studio
      • Fitness studio
      • Cricket nets

      We also have art rooms, a food technology room, a fully functioning theatre and drama studio, recording studio and a hair and beauty salon with treatments available from students studying Beauty.

      When you’re not studying there’s plenty of other activities you can be doing in state of the art facilities. Advance isn’t just about helping you pass your exams, it’s about helping you become the best person you can be and that means you’ve used the space to explore what you love.