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Business OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technicals at Harris Academy Battersea

Course description

The Cambridge Technical qualification in Business Studies is an exciting introduction to the world of business which builds up to cover the more complex and interesting areas of business. The flexibility this course offers allows us to select the most engaging units that can be applied to the businesses we work with to bring the case studies to life.

Course content

Year 1 units include:

  • The business environment
  • Working in business
  • Business decisions
  • Customers and communication
  • Marketing
  • Market research

Year 2 units include:

  • Accounting concepts
  • Change management
  • Principles of project management
  • International Business

There will be many opportunities to engage with different businesses in London. This year we have worked with Google, Facebook, PwC and St. Mary’s University to have trips and guest speakers for students on the course.

Business Studies is a great course to complement most subjects depending on what area you would be interested in going into in the future. Many students study Business Studies alongside ICT.

Entry requirements

Students must have a C grade in English and Maths GCSE and a keen interest in business studies.


  • There are three external examinations and two coursework units for the certificate course.
  • There are three external examinations and seven coursework units for the diploma course.

Future opportunities

Appropriate for undergraduate study and further study in any businessrelated degrees including business or international business or you can choose to specialise in your preferred area and study marketing, HR or a Finance related degree.

Further information

What our students say:

“I have really enjoyed doing business studies as now I really understand how businesses actually work. I like that we get to talk to local and London based businesses as it makes the things we study feel real.”

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Academy Battersea directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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