Head of Department: Khalil Ahmed
Staff Contact Details: Neera Vashisht
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.
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
The assessment is by Coursework (60%) and Exam (40%). This 8 unit qualification is equivalent to two full A Levels.
Enrichment and Extra-Curricular
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.
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: Pearson Edexcel https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/business-2016.html
Course Code: RQF BTEC National Level 3: Business
Textbooks and Revision Resources
Pearson BTEC National Business Student Book 1 (ISBN 9781292126241 & Book 2 (ISBN 9781292126258)