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Business

It has become increasingly important in the global workplace to confidently use and understand ICT software, particularly in the context of running a successful business organisation.
What is Business?

It has become increasingly important in the global workplace to confidently use and understand ICT software, particularly in the context of running a successful business organisation. By the end of this course you will have the vital skills required for further study and employment in both ICT and Business Studies.

What will I study?

This engaging course teaches current and emerging ICT systems within a business context. Students will gain knowledge and confidence in using office software by ensuring they have the practical skills needed to use and operate standard office software. You will explore and suggest improvements to business communication systems, considering the impact on the business and its stakeholders. You will also evaluate the role of business within society.

Why should I study Business?

In a 21st century globalised market economy, the role of business and information technology is a key component to its continuation. Whilst learning to appreciate the core elements that go into making the system work it is also important to question the role that business has in society.
 
This course can enlighten you as to what makes good customer service, whether McDonalds™ or Nike™ really are ethically sound companies to purchase from and what it is that makes up a significant threat to data security.

How is it assessed?

Unit A265
Businesses and their Communication Systems
Written examination – 1 hour 30 minutes
50%
 
Unit A266
Developing Business Communication Systems
Controlled Assessment – up to 10 hours research and up to 5 hours writing up.
25%
 
Unit A267
ICT Skills

Practical Examination
1 hour
25%
 
Exam Board: CIE

What do I need?

An interest and aptitude for ICT. An interest in business and economic activities. The ability to build arguments and distinguish facts from opinions.

Reading List

OCR Business and Communication Systems for GCSE published by Hodder. ISBN 9780340984437

“My study skills and general ability have been fostered in a relaxed but hard-working environment that pushes me to new heights.”

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