Applied & Business

The Applied and Business Curriculum Area offers a wide range of courses for students in Key Stage 4 and 5. 

Courses cater for students who prefer to be assessed through coursework or external examinations or a combination of the two. 

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 we offer a range of GCSE / Level 2 subjects including Business; Cambridge National Enterprise and Marketing, and Health and Social Care.


GCSE/GCSE Equivalent  

GCSE Business Studies is now GCSE Business

Business (Exam board: OCR)

Units covered:

  • Business activity, marketing and people (examination – 50%)
  • Operations, finance and influences on business (examination - 50%)

Cambridge National Enterprise and Marketing (Exam board: OCR)

Units covered:

  • Enterprise and Marketing Concepts (examination - 50%)
  • Design a business proposal (coursework 25%)
  • Market and pitch a business proposal (coursework 25%)

Cambridge National Health and Social Care (Exam board: OCR)

Units covered:

  • Communicating and working with individuals (examination 25%)
  • Using Basic First Aid Procedures (coursework 25%)
  • Essential Values of Care for Use With Individuals In Care Settings (examination 25%)
  • Understanding Life Stages (coursework 25%)

Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5 there are a range of GCE courses on offer including; Business, Economics, Cambridge Technical Level 3 Business, Cambridge Technical Level 3 Health & Social care and Tourism.

The subjects within the Applied and Business curriculum area offer students the opportunity for independent research and to develop skills which are much sought after by employers.

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.  It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow.  Not next week.  But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
Nolan Bushnell (American Engineer & Entrepreneur)


A Level A Level Equivalent

Business (Exam board: EDEXCEL)

Units covered:

  • Marketing and people
  • Managing business activities
  • Business decisions and strategy
  • Global business

Three exams

  • ·Marketing, people and global businesses [Examination 35%]
  • Business activities, decisions and strategy [Examination 35%]
  • Investigating business in a competitive environment [Examination 30%]

Economics (Exam board: EDEXCEL)

Units covered:

  • Introduction to markets and market failure
  • The UK economy
  • Business behaviour and the labour market
  • A global perspective


  • Markets and business behaviour [Examination 35%]
  • The national and global economy [Examination 35%]
  • Microeconomics and macroeconomics [Examination 30%]

Cambridge Technical Business (Exam board: OCR)

Units covered:

  • The business environment [Exam] 
  • Working in Business [Exam]
  • Customers and communication [Coursework] 
  • Marketing and market research [Coursework]
  • Principles of Project Management (coursework 25%)

Cambridge Technical Health and Social Care (Exam board: OCR)

Units covered:

  • Anatomy and Physiology [Examination]
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights [Examination]
  • Health, Safety and Security [Examamination]
  • Building positive relationships [Coureswork]
  • Nutrition for Health [Coursework]
  • Sexual Health and Reproduction [Coursework]

WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Tourism (Exam board: WJEC)

Units covered:

  • The United Kingdom Tourism Product (Examination)
  • Worldwide Tourism Destinations (Coursework)
  • The Dynamics of Tourism (Examination)
  • Planning Tourism Services (Coursework)

Department Staff

  • Mr Clegg (Curriculum Leader)
  • Mrs Hill
  • Mrs Elliott
  • Miss McCarthy
  • Miss Rowe

Useful Websites and Resources

Subject Documents Date  
Cambridge Business The Misbourne Curriculum Map 18th Sep 2019 Download
Business Curriculum Map 18th Sep 2019 Download
Cambridge Tourism The Misbourne Curriculum Map 18th Sep 2019 Download
Curriculum Map Cambridge Health and Social qualifications 18th Sep 2019 Download
Economics The Misbourne Curriculum Map 18th Sep 2019 Download

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