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Applied General Business AQA Level 3 Extended Certificate at Caterham High School

Course description

This substantial vocational qualification provides a broad and deep understanding of business knowledge and skills to support progress to Higher Education and is suitable for learning alongside other Level 3 qualifications, i.e. A Levels and/or other Level 3 vocational qualifications (such as accounting, sociology, psychology, languages, leisure and tourism, health and social care, retail etc).

This qualification will also prepare students to take up employment in business and entrepreneurship, either directly after achieving the qualification or via Higher Education at university or college.

Course content

Mandatory Units

  • Financial Planning and Analysis
    External examination
  • Business Dynamics
    Internally centre assessed
  • Entrepreneurial Opportunities
    External assignment
  • Managing and Leading People
    External examination
  • Developing a Business Proposal
    Internally centre assessed

Optional Units

  • e-Business Implementation
    Internally centre assessed
  • Managing an Event
    Internally centre assessed
  • Marketing Communications
    Internally centre assessed

Units 1, 2, 3 will be completed in Year 1, with units 4 & 5 being the mandatory units in Year 2. One optional unit will be chosen by the school for study in Year 2.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at grade A*–C including English and Maths at grade C/grade 4.

This course is subject to approval by the DfE.


Assessment involves a combination of external examinations, externally and internally set assignments.

Future opportunities

After successful completion of this course you can pursue a wide range of careers in business ranging from banking, insurance and retail amongst many others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caterham High School directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2016
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