Course Overview

This course provides an exciting opportunity for students who are looking to progress to Level 3 BTEC courses at Cadbury Sixth Form College.

Business is one of the most popular subjects offered at Cadbury and offers students the opportunity to explore the world of business using hands-on practical experience based on real-life scenarios, promoting a wide range of learning styles. Students will be given guidance and support if they wish to undertake any optional work experience in relevant areas.

Course Outline

Teaching methods vary depending on the topic but students are always encouraged to be hands-on and independent in their learning. Class activities focus on discussion, practice, role plays, student research and presentations.

Course Activities
Excellent resources and facilities at a professional standard.
Pastoral Support Package with every Pathway option.
Excellent progression into A Levels and/or BTEC courses at Cadbury Sixth Form College.
Opportunities to develop skills demanded by employers.
Develop essential knowledge and transferable skills with the aim of enhancing your employability.
You will even have the opportunity to study GCSE English and/or Maths, if you are still working towards achieving your grade 4.

Components of Course
Ten different units studied over the year, covering a range of topics like finance, marketing, communication, training and employment and business online.

100% Coursework

Range of assessment methods, PowerPoints, role play, reports.

No exams

Exam Board

Entry Requirements

There is no requirement for any specific prior learning but we do require that you achieve at least a grade 3 in GCSE English and Maths.


Studying Business can enhance your employability as the course is delivered in a very practical way and we choose units of study that will help to deliver transferable skills.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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