Business Studies

The course leads to a BTEC Tech Award in Business and is equivalent to 1 GCSE at grade 9-4 (level 2) OR GCSE grade 3-1 (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 Unit 1

UNIT 1  EXPLORING ENTERPRISES
1AExamine the characteristics of enterprises
1BExploring market research
1CInvestigating success of an enterprise

Business Studies Unit 2

UNIT 2 PLANNING FOR AND PITCHING AN ENTERPRISE ACTIVITY
2APlan a micro-enterprise activity
2BPitch a micro-enterprise activity
2CReview your pitch for a micro-enterprise activity

Business Studies Unit 3

UNIT 3 PROMOTION AND FINANCE FOR ENTERPRISE
3APromotion
3BFinancial records
3CFinancial planning & forecasting

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Assessment

Units 1 and 2 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 3 is externally tested and each student will sit an assessment.

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Grading

  • Level 1 Pass Equivalent to a GCSE grade 3
  • Level 2 Pass Equivalent to a GCSE grade 4/5
  • Level 2 Merit Equivalent to a GCSE grade 6
  • Level 2 Distinction Equivalent to a GCSE grade 7
  • Level 2 Distinction* Equivalent to a GCSE grade 8

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Staff

Mr M Carter BEng (Hons) Leader of Year and Teacher of Business, ICT and Computing

Mrs Janet Murray-Brown BEd (Hons) Assistant Head, DSL

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Exam Board

Edexcel

www.edexcel.org.uk Select the BTEC route to see the full course specification

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