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Business Studies (Enterprise & Marketing)

This course provides an opportunity for students to develop a range of skills and techniques in preparation for the ever-changing world of business and commerce. 

We aim to enable students to form a sound understanding of business and an appreciation of potential future careers within it.  The course explores the issues and activities involved in setting up, running and working in a business, in today’s challenging business environment. 

The course supports progression into commercial-based studies in the Sixth Form, such as Business and Travel & Tourism.

The Cambridge National has a strong focus on marketing techniques necessary to research and develop new products, in conjunction with the development of professional interpersonal skills and financial planning skills.


Structure & Assessment:

The course is assessed in three Units.  There is one formal examination, allowing students to gain an understanding of the main activities that will need to happen to support a start-up business and what the key factors are to consider when starting up a business.  The other two Units are assessed on the basis of submitted coursework created during lesson time.  The final grade is determined by a combination of the externally assessed examination and the grade of the coursework evidence submitted and assessed in-house. 

The three units undertaken are:

  • RO64 Enterprise and marketing concepts (External Examination)
  • RO65 Design a business proposal
  • RO66 Market and pitch a business proposal

Team activity, self-directed research and preparatory work are all expected to be conducted alongside the work in class.  “Business Support Clubs” are run at lunchtime and at the end of the school day, all hosted by staff from the Business Studies Faculty.  

For further information, contact Mrs C Healy.