Why study business?

Business studies is about exploring how businesses and organisations make decisions and operate in an ever-changing environment. If you have a genuine interest in what is happening in the commercial world and understanding why organisations make the decisions that they do, then this is the ideal course for you.

You will build your knowledge of core business concepts and apply these in the context of real
organisations, to develop a broad understanding of how businesses work.

What will I learn about?

Units cover a variety of business scenarios such as:
• the business environment
• marketing
• working in business
• customers
• communication

How will I be assessed?

• Coursework
• Examinations
• Written assessment

Future pathways and careers

• Business studies
• Business management
• Marketing
• Finance
• Economics
• Accountancy

Course level

Cambridge Technicals Level 3 – certificate/extended certificate

Entry requirements

Grade 4 GCSE in business/ Merit at level 2 business. For students who have not studied business before, grade 5 in maths and English.

Examination board

OCR Cambridge Technicals


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