Congratulations to Miss Whatmore who graduated from her Master’s degree, accompanied on stage by Tallulah. Ms Barber was also there cheer them on!
The course leads to a BTEC First Award in Business and is equivalent to 1 GCSE at grade A*-C (level 2) OR GCSE grade D-G (Level 1) and is a popular Key Stage 4 Pathways choice for students to study in Year 10 and 11.
Units being studied:
Business Studies Year 10 Unit 1
|UNIT 1||ENTERPRISE IN THE BUSINESS WORLD||25%|
|1.1||Investigating Trends and Factors affecting a Business||Assignment 1.1|
|1.2||Plan and model an idea for a new business||Assignment 1.2|
Business Studies Year 10 Unit 2
|UNIT 2||FINANCE FOR BUSINESS||25%|
|2.1||Understand the costs involved in business and how businesses make a profit||THIS UNIT IS EXTERNALLY TESTED|
|2.2||Understand how businesses plan for and measure success and identify areas for improvement|
Business Studies Year 11 Unit 3
|Unit 3||PROMOTING A BRAND||25%|
|20.1||Branding and Promotion||Assignment 3.1|
|20.2||Developing and Promoting my Brand||Assignment 3.2|
Business Studies Year 11 Unit 12
|UNIT 5||SALES AND PERSONAL SELLING||25%|
|5.1||Explore the role of Sales Staff||Assignment 5.1|
|5.2||Demonstrate personal selling skills and processes||Assignment 5.2|
Units 1, 3 and 5 are internally assessed through Assignment tasks that students complete as part of the course. Each sub unit has an assignment to be completed that demonstrates an understanding of the learning outcomes. These are done within class time and as out of class activities.
Unit 2 is externally tested and each student will sit an on-screen assessment.
Level 1 Pass Equivalent to a GCSE D grade
Level 2 Pass Equivalent to a GCSE C grade
Level 2 Merit Equivalent to a GCSE B grade
Level 2 Distinction Equivalent to a GCSE A grade
Mr M Carter BEng (Hons) Leader of Year and Teacher of Business, ICT and Computing
Mrs Murray-Brown BEd Assistant Head, EVC, Teacher of Business
www.edexcel.org.uk Select the BTEC route to see the full course specification