Business Studies

At KS4, students have the opportunity to study Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Business and Enterprise. Business skills are essential for success in employment and provide fundamental knowledge required by employers, in addition to providing transferable skills for future study.

The units studied are:

  • Introduction to business - written paper

This unit covers how businesses are run in terms of their form of ownership, the impact of external factors on business success, understanding the different objectives businesses may have, and the key functional areas within a business which enable it to operate effectively. Students will be taught different forms of business ownership and consider which of these forms of ownership are appropriate for different forms of business. They will be introduced to the concept of business objectives and understand how, and why, they are important to a business, and indeed why they may change over time.

  • Planning for work - assessed assignment

This unit will provide students with skills and knowledge which will assist them with planning for their future career and preparing for entering the world of work. Students will gain an understanding of job roles within businesses, they will take part in the recruitment process, and they will evaluate how they currently see themselves in terms of their career aims. They will then create a career plan to help them understand how to achieve these aims. They will learn why it is important for businesses to recruit the right staff with the right skills in order to produce goods/services to meet customer requirements.

  • Setting up and running an enterprise- assessed assignment

This unit will provide students with skills and knowledge which will assist them with planning for their future career and preparing for entering the world of work. Students will gain an understanding of job roles within businesses, they will take part in the recruitment process, and they will evaluate how they currently see themselves in terms of their career aims. They will then create a career plan to help them understand how to achieve these aims. They will learn why it is important for businesses to recruit the right staff with the right skills in order to produce goods/services to meet customer requirements.

Students are assessed on their application of business skills through their practical use, and an understanding of business and enterprise through both practical and knowledge-based activities. Assessment is a written one hour exam and two practical assignments.

All results are awarded on the following scale:

  • Distinction* at Level 2 (*2)
  • Distinction at Level 2 (D2)
  • Merit at Level 2 (M2)
  • Pass at Level 2 (P2)
  • Distinction at Level 1 (D1)
  • Merit at Level 1 (M1)
  • Pass at Level 1 (P1)

The full specification for this course can be accessed at http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/82310-specification.pdf

 

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