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Curriculum Intent

Year 12 Curriculum Overview

Year 13 Curriculum Overview

Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business

Students gain a broad understanding of business topics and consider how to plan and deliver a product or a service. The course:

  • provides a broad understanding of business knowledge and skills to support progress to higher education and can be studied alongside A-levels and/or other Level 3 vocational qualifications
  • prepares learners to work in business and entrepreneurship after achieving the qualification or via university or college
  • is strongly entrepreneurial to provide a focus for the structure and content of the qualification
  • includes a synoptic character to ensure applied learning is broad, practical and realistic
  • is supported by HE business schools and HE business enterprise departments
  • uses examination, external assignment and centre set assignment to ensure learners’ practical experience is maximised and assessed appropriately.

Unit summary

The Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business consists of six units.

Units 1 – 3 are completed in year 12 and units 4 – 6 are completed in year 13

Unit Title Assessment Type
Financial planning and analysis External examination
Business dynamics Internal centre assessed
Entrepreneurial opportunities External assignment
Managing and leading people External examination
Developing a business proposal Internal centre assessed
Managing an event Internal centre assessed

Course requirements

To be accepted onto the course you will need the following at GCSE:

  • English Language or English Literature at Grade 4 or above
  • Mathematics at Grade 4 or above