Students complete units of work covering a range of topics, including (but not confined to): ownership, resources, finance, technology, marketing and research. In the second year, students will focus on their financial knowledge, creating business accounts for a business including profit and loss, balance sheet and ratios. They will also investigate online commerce – and the course is rounded off when students apply all the knowledge they have accumulated to create a business plan of their own.
Why Study Business?
BTEC Business is designed to enhance the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of business and its role in daily life. The assignments allow you to apply knowledge to real businesses. The course also allows students to develop a business concept from the initial planning and research stage to producing documentation to support set up.
All assessments are internally marked and will be in the form of a range of activities, including coursework, practical tasks and group work. None of the tasks will require an examination. Each unit will be marked in line with the grading criteria, giving students a Pass, Merit or Distinction. All units will then be accumulated at the end of the course to provide an overall grade for the course.
5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above. Students must have achieved grade 5 or above in Maths and a 5 in English.