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Business BTEC Level 3 (Extended Certificate) at Wallingford School

Course description

This qualification gives a broad overview of the business sector. Learners will develop their knowledge through the application of current business and economic topics. Students complete four units over two years. The extended certificate is equivalent to 1 A Level.

Course content

You will study four units of which three are mandatory:

• Exploring Business
• Developing a Marketing Campaign
• Personal and Business Finance

and one of the following options
• Recruitment and Selection Process
• Investigating Customer Service
• Market Research

Entry requirements

Students should have a GCSE grade B or 6 in the subject they are looking to study at Sixth Form. The exceptions are A levels that have not been taken at GCSE level (e.g. Psychology; Media Studies; Sociology). For these courses we will use the most appropriate GCSE qualification to make a decision. For example, GCSE Maths grade 6 to study Psychology and English Language grade 6 to study Media Studies and Sociology.


The course is assessed using a variety of methods including: written assignments, controlled assessment and a written examination. All units are graded on Pass, Merit or Distinction criteria.

The following units are set and marked externally:
Unit 2: Developing a marketing campaign – controlled assessment
Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance – examination

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 December 2017

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