Business (Cambridge Technical)

Delivered at Westfield School

Aims of the course

The A Level equivalent course will:

  • Equip you with business knowledge to progress to a university programme in Business
  • Equip you with business skills, knowledge and understanding to progress directly to work
  • Provide you with transferable knowledge and skills prioritised by employers and professional bodies
  • Enable you to devise a programme which suits your interests and strengths ie, a specialised pathway in Marketing, Human Resources, Accounting and Business Planning

Course Content

The Technical Certificate in business is a varied, interesting and practical course for any student who wants to study the workings of business. It brings together traditional academic study alongside practical work based activities delivered through links with industry.

In your first year you will complete two units;

Unit 1: The Business Environment which is assessed via an external examination (2 hours)

Unit 5: Marketing and Market Research which is assessed through an assignment set by the exam board and internally assessed by your teacher and moderated externally.

 

In your second year you will complete a further three units;

Unit 2: Working in Business is assessed via an external examination (1 hour)

Unit 4: Customers and Communication which is assessed through an assignment set by the exam board and internally assessed by your teacher and moderated externally.

Unit 20: Business Events which is again assessed through an assignment set by the exam board and internally assessed by your teacher and moderated externally

 

Assessment

This will lead to an OCR Level 3 Cambridge Extended Technical Certificate in Business qualification equivalent to a full A level (carrying the same UCAS tariff points as its A-level equivalents).

As this is a Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Assessment is slightly different to other A levels. 50% is examined externally and 50% is based upon internally assessed assignments which has been set by the exam board.

Units 1 and 2 are externally assessed by examination scheduled for the January or June and make up 50% of the A level marks.

All other units are internally assessed through context based assignments and externally moderated by the examination board.

This type of A level may suit students who do not perform as well under examination conditions.

 

Career Opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Human Resources Executive
  • Marketing Executive
  • Actuary
  • Logistics and Distribution Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Executive
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Entrepreneur
  • Buyer (Retail)
  • Company Secretary
  • Bank Manager