Business Studies

C6th 053SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Business Studies at Christ's is offered as an elective BTEC subject. 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 follows the Edexcel curriculum and is offered at both Extended Certificate and Diploma level.

BTEC Business Studies is taught by a dedicated subject specialist, Ms Vashisht.

THE CURRICULUM

Year 1

There are 4 units which include:  The Business Environment; Business Resources;  Introduction to Marketing;  Business Communication;  Business Accounting;  Internet Marketing and Business;  Development Teams;  Events Management and Understanding Retailing.

Year 2

There are 4 units which include:  Management Accounts; Accounting Systems;  Marketing Research in Business;  Recruitment and Selection;  Human Resource Management;  Aspects of Contract and Business law;  Aspects of Civil Liability;  Starting a Business and Business Ethics. (these units may be subject to change)

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

Units are linked to real businesses and students will have the opportunity to research the business practice used in various situations.

LIFE AFTER CHRIST’S

Students can enter Business Degrees/Foundation Courses or Business with another related subject e.g. Business and IT.  Law and Accounting courses are also popular university progressions from this course.  Alternatively, students can go into apprenticeships or direct employment where the relevant skills acquired on the course are valued by employers.

LINKS AND 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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