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Business Cambridge Level 3 at Saffron Walden County High School

Course description

Business is a real world subject. Whatever your choice of career, you need to understand the decisions businesses make. Cambridge Technicals contain a large coursework component. They are a recognised pathway into higher education and employment, combining well with a variety of other subjects. The course can be taken either as 5 unit Extended Certificate (equivalent to A-Level) or a 10 unit Diploma (equivalent to two A-Levels).

Course content

Mandatory for the 5 and 10 Unit course:

  • The Business Environment
  • The wider environment; key functional areas of business; business stakeholders; businesses plans
  • Working In Business
  • Working within a business environment
  • Customers and Communication
  • Influences on customer behaviour and communication in business
  • Marketing & Market Research
  • How to conduct market research and target customers
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Project planning; internal and external factors that impact on the process
  • Diploma students also take the following units:
  • Business Decisions
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Marketing Campaign
  • Change Management
  • Delivering a Business Project

Entry requirements

GCSE 4 in English


Extended Certificate (One A-Level): 50% Coursework; 50% Exam
Diploma (Two A-Levels):  67% Coursework; 33% Exam
The qualifications are graded using a Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* method
(the UCAS points for a Distinction* are the same as an A* at A-Level).

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years