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Business Studies

KS4 Business 
OCR Cambridge National in Enterprise and Marketing (GCSE Equivalent)
An aspiration for many young people is to be self-employed and start their own business. The skills required for this, such as being able to work collaboratively and creatively, solve problems and have awareness of businesses and customers, are also those requested by employers. The Enterprise and Marketing qualification allows you to get to grips with key aspects of running small businesses with a focus on enterprise and marketing. You will gain the right combination of knowledge, understanding and skills required for the 21st century. In business we aim to ensure a range of voices and viewpoints are represented and the case studies used are designed to reflect wider global perspectives.
In this innovative new course you will study the theory behind why companies spend billions of pounds every year to convince you to buy their product. You will then put these concepts into practice by designing your own product proposal and a promotion plan to make sure it sells. You will then pitch your ideas to an audience of potential investors.
 

KS5 Business
This course will provide learners with the opportunity through applied learning to develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the business sector. Students will gain hands-on experience and have the opportunity to focus on specific topics such as marketing, customers and communication, project management, working in business and the business environment. In business we aim to ensure a range of voices and viewpoints are represented and the case studies used are designed to reflect wider global perspectives. 

This qualification, combined with other qualifications, will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into Higher Education (HE) on a business-related programme such as Business, Business Management, Marketing, Business and Finance, Business and Economics and Accounting. It will also allow them to choose non-business-related degree programmes.