Broughton Hall Catholic High School - Sixth Form - Applied Business

Key Information

Level: LEVEL 3
Examination Board: AQA
Subject Leader: Ms Lunney

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 and above Maths. Grade 5 and above English.

Why Choose this course?

A level 3 Certificate/Extended Certificate in Applied Business is a fun and informative subject that bridges the science and art gap nicely. If you like the idea of managerial aspects of a job or working for yourself, then perhaps taking a Level 3 Applied A-level in Business is a good idea.


This qualification provides a broad understanding of business knowledge and skills to support progress to higher education and is suitable for learning alongside other Level 3 qualifications, ie A levels and/or other Level 3 vocational qualifications (such as accounting, sociology, psychology, languages, Media, retail etc).

This qualification can also prepare you to take up employment in business and entrepreneurship, either directly after achieving the qualification or via higher education at university or college.

Studying this qualification will enable you to develop the fundamental knowledge and skills recognised as most important by higher education and employers. The qualification also offers you an opportunity to develop transferrable skills, such as teamwork, research and communication as part of their applied learning.

Course Content

All of the units in this qualification are mandatory.

Each of the qualification's units address key aspects of business. You will undertake a programme of assessment designed to assess not only your knowledge and understanding of business, but also the way in which your knowledge and understanding can shape practical skills in beginning to think and realise your own plans about business and future employment goals.

Course Opportunities/ Activities

Throughout the year there is several opportunities and activities which complement the studies. There is several trips which will include visits to further and higher education institutions. There will be activities help which are relevant to elements of the course such as; trips to Merlin Entertainment locations across the UK.

Support and Challenge

Throughout the year students are supported on all elements of the course delivery. The support will ensure students are fully up to date on the portfolio task and fully prepared for external exam challenges. Students in all lessons will develop their contextual understanding, to further conceptualise their learning.

Student Comment

I would encourage you to pick Applied General Business because it explores many different aspects of business. The knowledge that I have gained is valuable and the course also helps to develop your creativity. Another benefit of this course is that it helps you with your other subjects in terms of your analytical skills.

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