Dear Parent/Guardian,

OCR Cambridge Nationals
GCSE Business and Enterprise

As you will be aware, all students currently in the Year 11 began the OCR Cambridge Nationals in the Business and Enterprise course at the start of Year 10.

We have found that the examination board has been highly inconsistent in its approach to moderation on this suite of courses. As a consequence, we feel that this lack of consistency and subsequent unpredictability means an alternative specification would help to secure the best outcome for your child. As a school, we have reluctantly decided that we must move the whole cohort on to the Edexcel GCSE Business and Communications.

The course consists of three units, Unit 1: Introduction to Small Business, Unit 2: Investigating Small Business and Unit 4: Business Communications. Unit 1 and Unit 4 are externally assessed via a written examination and Unit 2 is internally assessed and externally moderated. The content covered in year 10 will be assessed in both Unit 1 and Unit 4.
We apologise for the change in course at this stage but feel that it is much more important for your child to feel confident in being able to achieve their target grade within this important subject.

May I take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Miss A Seldon
Subject Leader of Business

Mrs I McLaughlin
Deputy Head Teacher