Business Studies

Christ23Subject Introduction

Head of Department: Khalil Ahmed

Staff Contact Details: Neera Vashisht

 

 

Business Studies at Christ's is offered as an elective subject in Years 10 and 11. The Business and Enterprise V-Cert provides an introduction to business and enterprise with a vocational and hands-on element. The V-Cert allows students to transition to BTEC Business taught in the Sixth Form. The aim is to allow students to develop a better understanding of the way in which the business world operates.

Business Studies is taught by two dedicated subject specialists, Mr Ahmed and Ms Vashisht.

The Curriculum

Key Stage 4

The Business and Enterprise V Cert is designed for candidates of all abilities, designed for learners who want an introduction to business and enterprise that includes a vocational and hands-on element. It has been developed to enthuse and inspire learners about a career in business and enterprise. The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to either set up their own business, move into employment or progress onto further study. 

Topics covered

During Years 10 and 11 students will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Business and Enterprise

  • Marketing for Business and Enterprise

  • Finance for Business and Enterprise

  • Plan, Outline and Take Part in a Business or Enterprise Project

Key Stage 5

We offer Business Studies as a BTEC, and follow the Edexcel specification. This course will enable students to gain knowledge and understanding of the business sector with an emphasis on developing skills relevant to the workplace.

This course is offered at both Extended Certificate and Diploma level.

Year 12: In Year 1 students study four units which include: The Business Environment; Managing an Event; Developing a Marketing Campaign; International Business

Year 13: In Year 2 students study a further four units which include: Personal and Business Finance; Digital Marketing; Principle of Management; Business Decision Making 

ASSESSMENT

The assessment is by Coursework (60%) and Exam (40%).  This 8 unit qualification is equivalent to two full A Levels.

 

Enrichment and Extra-Curricular

Enterprise projects

Students are encouraged to carry out independent research on local businesses. We have a weekly drop-in Business Studies surgery for students to further develop ideas or to expand their knowledge of concepts. Visits are to help consolidate concepts and provide exposure real-world business scenarios.

 

Careers

The qualification will allow for a number of progression routes including Higher Education (e.g. BA Degree in Business Studies/Management), other Applied Business-related qualifications and subsequent employment.

The Business BTEC qualification promotes a work ethic and professional development that is well received by industry as it develops interpersonal and practical thinking, working to deadlines, taking responsibility and effective time management.

The percentage of students entering university holding a BTEC has risen from 24.9% in 2014 to 26.0% in 2015.

Exam Board

KS4

Exam Board: VCERT Level 2

Specification:

​https://www.qualhub.co.uk/qualification-search/qualification-detail/ncfe-level-2-certificate-in-business-and-enterprise-4389

 

KS5
Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/business-2016.html

Course Code: RQF BTEC National Level 3: Business

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Business/2016/teaching-and-learning/A_guide_to_your_new_BTEC_Nationals_in_Business.pdf

Specification:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Business/2016/specification-and-sample-assessments/9781446938218_BTECNationals_Bus_ExCert_Spec_Iss3C.pdf

Past papers:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/business-2016.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

Textbooks and Revision Resources

KS4

Revision guides

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zpsvr82

https://revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/business-studies

 

KS5

Textbooks

Pearson BTEC National Business Student Book 1 (ISBN 9781292126241 & Book 2 (ISBN 9781292126258)

https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/FEAndVocational/BusinessandEconomics/BTEC/BTECNationalsBusiness2016/ISBN/Student-Books/BTECNationalsBusinessStudentBook1Activebook.aspx

https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/FEAndVocational/BusinessandEconomics/BTEC/BTECNationalsBusiness2016/ISBN/Student-Books/BTECNationalsBusinessStudentBook2Activebook.aspx

Revision guides

https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/FEAndVocational/BusinessandEconomics/BTEC/BTECNationalsBusiness2016/ISBN/Revise%20BTEC/ReviseBTECNationalBusinessRevisionGuide.aspx

https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/FEAndVocational/BusinessandEconomics/BTEC/BTECNationalsBusiness2016/ISBN/Revise%20BTEC/ReviseBTECNationalBusinessRevisionWorkbook.aspx

 

Resources

  • The subject teacher

  • Reference material including Business Review and Economist magazines, daily newspapers and many textbooks for study in the library

  • www.Tutor2U.net/business

  • BBC business news website

  • The internet for research purposes

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