Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business Studies

  • The Business Studies department offers two types of qualifications at Post-16.
  • The Applied Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business Studies from AQA is mostly portfolio based and will suit those who excel at coursework.
  • Applied Business Studies gives insights into how and why businesses operate and helps you to develop an understanding of how decisions are made and how they affect people.
  • The course covers a broad range of business related topics.

Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business Studies

The Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Business from AQA will suit those pupils who excel at coursework. The Applied option does include some examination options and these will be decided in conjunction with the teacher. Pupils who have taken the Applied option in the past have achieved excellent results.

Mandatory Units:

  • Unit 1 - Financial Planning and Analysis (Exam)

  • Unit 2 - Business Dynamics (Coursework)

  • Unit 3 - Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Controlled assessment)

At A2 you must complete the following mandatory units:

  • Unit 4 - Managing and Leading People (Exam)

  • Unit 5 - Developing a business proposal (Coursework)

Your teacher will choose from the following optional units:

  • Unit 6 - e-Business implementation (Coursework)

  • Unit 7 - Managing an event (Coursework)

  • Unit 8 - Marketing Communications (Coursework)


Applied A Level Business Studies Entry Requirements

This qualification requires pupils to have:

7 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths. Business Studies Grade B is required or grade B in English or related subject.

This course could lead to careers in:

  • Starting your own business
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Accountancy
  • Commerce
  • Personnel Management
Higher Education in:
  • Business and management degrees
  • Business and IT
  • Other Business related courses

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