Business Studies (Vocational)

Miss. C. Juddery

Head of Department

Examining Board OCR 

The business world affects everyone, both at work and in our leisure time. This course gives students the knowledge of how modern business works. It also develops the skills students will need to operate effectively both in work and as a consumer.   

What You Will Be Studying: 

If you wish to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in enterprise and marketing. It is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare you for further study of qualifications in enterprise, marketing or business. Once you have completed this qualification, you will be able to study a business qualification at level 3. 

You will study three mandatory topics as follows: 

  • Enterprise and marketing concepts  
  • Design a business proposal  
  • Market and pitch a business proposal 

How You Will Learn: 

To help students learn and develop business related skills and the wide ranging use of technology, the method of working is flexible. Much of the work is based on assignments where students are responsible for their own work, within the structure set out by the teacher. There are also regular input sessions by staff. The local community and real-life experiences are used wherever appropriate, with visits to businesses and from local business people. The use of Information Technology is an essential element of the examination and students are actively encouraged to develop and refine their skills. The use of computers is a growing area of business life and the course attempts to equip students with the proper skills. 

How You Will Be Assessed: 

There are three units of work. Students must complete all three units to pass the course. Two units are work portfolios assessed internally and one unit is assessed through an external exam. 

  • Enterprise and marketing concepts – written examination 
  • Design a business proposal – assignment
  • Market and pitch a business proposal – assignment

Students opting for this course will not be able to opt for the alternative GCSE Business Studies course. 

Contact: Ms. C Juddery – Head of Business Studies