Business and Law


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Available Courses:

BTEC Diploma (Equivalent to two A Levels)


  • BTEC courses are based around 100% coursework, there are no exams. So, if this style of learning suits you and you have the good time management skills essential for meeting regular coursework deadlines, a vocational course may be for you.

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BTEC First (Level 2)


This subject will suit you if:

  • You are interested in learning how businesses work
  • You want to learn how to solve business problems
  • You want to improve your communication skills
  • You want to improve your GCSE grade profile
  • You are good at producing coursework

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AS and A Level


This subject will suit you if:

  • you want to understand how businesses work
  • you want to understand what makes businesses profitable.
  • you have an interest in starting your own Business or progressing in Business management.

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AS and A Level


This subject will suit you if:

  • You are interested in a career in the financial services industry.
  • You want to know about managing money.
  • You are concerned about becoming financially independent at university or when you start full time work.
  • You are interested in current affairs

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AS and A Level


This subject will suit you if:

  • You have a interest in current economic events and want to make sense of them.
  • You want to know how government policies affect your life, your town and the UK.
  • You want to make sense of Global economic events.
  • You have a mature approach to your studies and are eager to learn.

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AS and A Level


This subject will suit you if:

  • You are interested in developing an understanding of how law is made and its operation and effect on our everyday lives in England and Wales.
  • You feel strongly about concepts like justice and equality.
  • You might see yourself as a barrister, solicitor, legal executive, para-legal or legal secretary.
  • You see the law as a fascinating subject that will help you develop transferable skills such as analysis, evaluation and problem-solving.

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BTEC Diploma (Equivalent to one A Level)


This subject will suit you if:

  • you prefer to be assessed through coursework rather than exams.
  • you are interested in a career in law.
  • you want to know more about how law affects your life, how it is made and its operation and effect on our everyday lives in England and Wales.
  • you feel strongly about concepts like justice and equality

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Success Story – Drew Campbell

In between College and university, Drew worked and travelled extensively throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia.

After completing a successful internship with Barclays Wealth Management in summer 2012, Drew chose to take on a full-time graduate position as an Analyst with a San Francisco based software company, based in their new London office and is really enjoying the experience.

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At OSFC:

Economics, Maths, Geography, Graphic Design

After OSFC:

Van Mildert College, University of Durham – Economics

Why I chose this subject…

It offers a friendly, safe environment and the subjects studied help you develop skills that can not only be used academically but also socially. I would definitely recommend it to other students.Drew Campbell

Additional Activities

  • Residential trip to Barcelona
  • Residential trip to London
  • Business Studies Conference
  • Young Enterprise
  • Trips to Chester Zoo/Cadbury’s/Morgan Cars/National Coal Mining Museum
  • Economics pre-university course at University of Manchester
  • Law: Mock Trial at Civic Centre and visits to Magistrates and Crown Courts

 

Popular Combinations:

These subjects combine well with each other, but you can also choose to study one alongside a variety of A Levels from a range of disciplines.

Popular choices include:

Possible Progression:

Our Level 3 Business subjects can lead to a wide range of HE courses or careers. Possible employment opportunities include trainee management positions in areas such as Finance, Insurance, Accounting, Marketing and Human Resources.

Students may also progress to further study or careers in the Legal Professions, Civil Service, Inland Revenue, the Police Service and the Prison Service. The Level 2 Business course can lead to a BTEC Diploma in Business or Travel and Tourism at OSFC.

 

Results 2016

Topic Pass Rate %
Business Studies 98
Certificate in Financial Studies 100
Economics 100
Law 99
Business BTEC 100
Law BTEC 100