Business Studies

C6th 053SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Staff Contact Details: Luke Giles and Olivia Hepburn

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.

The aim is to allow students to develop a better understanding of the way in which the business world operates.

 

The Curriculum

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

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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

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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

 

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