Subject Intent: 

To give learners a broad exposure to the changing world.  Whilst equipping them with knowledge and understanding of the Business which will prepare them and be applied in their future lives.


GCSE Examination Board: OCR Business 9-1 

GCSE Assessment Method: 100% External examination  

There are two papers, paper 1 business activity, marketing and people and paper 2 production, finance, influences and interdependence.  Each written external examination is 1½ hours in duration. 

Link to the exam board specification: OCR Business 9-1 

Level 3 Examination Board: OCR Cambridge Technical 

Level 3 Assessment Method:  

Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A level) 

You will study five units in total—three mandatory units which are assessed by examination and two internally assessed coursework units. 

Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels) 

You will study ten units in total— there are four units which are assessed by examination and six internally assessed coursework units.  These will lead to a specialist pathway such as marketing or business planning. 

Where Business can take you:  

This qualification can successfully help you to apply to study at university or alternatively help you to achieve employment.  Some past students have gone on to study Business Management or Marketing, whilst others have taken up apprenticeships in Accounting.  The biggest advantage of studying Business is that whatever industry you choose to follow the qualification gives you a greater understanding of the workplace potentially helping you to gain specialist roles in the work place or speed up your progression into more senior roles in the business industry such as finance support officer, marketing executive, digital brand manager, recruitment consultant or project manager.