EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS APPLIED          STUDIED AT ABS 

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED TO START THE COURSE

To find out what qualifications are needed for each pathway/entry route click here.

6 or above in English

4 or above in maths

YEAR 12/13 COURSE  

The Business Applied qualifications:

  • provide 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
  • prepare learners to work in business and entrepreneurship after achieving the qualification or via university or college
  • are strongly entrepreneurial to provide a focus for the structure and content of the qualification
  • synoptic character ensures applied learning is broad, practical and realistic
  • are supported by HE business schools and HE business enterprise departments
  • use examination, external assignment and centre set assignment to ensure learners’ practical experience is maximised and assessed appropriately.

YEAR 12 COURSE SPECIFICATION

The following units are covered:

  1. Financial planning and analysis  
  2. Business dynamics  
  3. Entrepreneurial opportunities  

 YEAR 13 COURSE SPECIFICATION

The following units are covered:

  1. Managing and leading people  
  2. Developing a business proposal  
  3. e-business implementation  ­  

LEARNING AND SKILLS

A level business requires students to develop their ability to acquire a range of important and transferable skills including data skills, presenting arguments, making judgements and conducting research..

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT

 EXAM BOARD: AQA

Students will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Students can achieve a Distinction* for the overall qualification.

The following units are covered:

  1. Financial planning and analysis –   External examination.
  2. Business dynamics – Internally centre assessed
  3. Entrepreneurial opportunities – External assignment
  4. Managing and leading people – External examination
  5. Developing a business proposal – Internally centre assessed
  6. e-business implementation  ­ Internally centre assessed

FUTURE PROSPECTS

If you would  like to study business, finance or management at university, the course provides an excellent foundation. The skills you learn are transferable across a broad range of subjects and careers. Whatever you choose to do in the future, you’ll find that the things you learn in this course will help. For example, you ll probably work with lots of different people, so knowledge of motivational theory will help you to work well with others and help them achieve their potential. You might have ambitious plans to start your own business. If that’s the case, you’ll find the marketing and finance topics particularly useful.