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Business Studies

Key Stage 4

OCR - Cambridge National - Enterprise and Marketing – Level 2

This qualification is equally examination and coursework focused.  The course is built around a core of business theory and two enterprise coursework units. These coursework components comprise a business research and a presentation project.  The course often includes exploratory research and a programme of applied learning, with case studies and project work supported by real life examples.  The external examination is worth 50% of the final grade.

EDEXCEL- Tech Award in Travel & Tourism - Level 2

This qualification is also delivered as part of a balanced examination and coursework assessed course.  This qualification is constructed to give students a thorough understanding of the business of the tourism industry.  This industry focus forms the theme for the one external examination, worth 50% of the final mark.  The other 50% of marks are earned through the completion of two coursework units, focused on the global issues associated with the international travel and tourism and the study of tourism destinations and tourist needs.


Key Stage 5

OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Certificate & Diploma

Designed with the workplace in mind, this vocational Business course offers a wide range of centre assessed unit with practical and wider project based opportunities, as well as examined units on the Business Environment, Business Decisions and Working in Business. The double award, equivalent to two A levels, has a core of marketing, based on studies conducted at companies such as Alton Towers and BT.

EDEXCEL - Travel & Tourism Extended Certificate & Diploma

This qualification is designed to give students a broad practical but equally solid theoretical understanding of the Travel & Tourism sector, the characteristics and trends in this industry as well as financial planning skills. The course aims to also promote an appreciation and development of practical skills through a range of hands on practical projects. For example, students are expected to research plan, market and organise a joint group event and in addition plan and deliver their own personal guided tour of a location of their choice. This is assessed by examination and coursework portfolio.