Business

Head of Department:

Miss Collins

Subject Overview:

Key Stage 4: 

Key Stage 4 Overview:

Do you know the difference between start-up costs and running costs, do Richard Branson or mark Zuckerberg inspire you?  Could you the next person to design and build an app bigger, better and more successful than Facebook?

BTEC First in Business can help you take your first steps towards a career in the business world.  You’ll learn essential skills such as business enterprise, project management, selling and promoting a brand, and financial awareness.

Over the course of 2 years all students will cover 2 core units of work:

  • Unit 1 Enterprise and the Business World
  • Unit 2 Finance for Business

As well as two further units to the value of 120 GLH from the list below:

  • Unit 3 Promoting a Brand
  • Unit 4 Principles of Customer Service
  • Unit 5 Sales and Personal Selling
  • Unit 6 Introducing Retail Business
  • Unit 7 Providing Business Support
  • Unit 8 Recruitment, Selection and Employment

Assessment at Key Stage 4:

All BTEC Level 2 courses consist of 4 Units of work, broken down as 75% coursework (3 Units) and 25% examination (1 Unit).  Coursework units are internally assessed and moderated before being externally moderated by the exam board.

Skills gained for the future:

As a department we put a lot of emphasis on the importance of skills and preparing our students for the ‘World of work’.  As a result, the activities and assessment of all courses allow students the opportunity to develop skills such as:
• Team work as well as Independent learning
• Communication
• IT
• Problem solving
• Presentation
• Report writing
• Research

 

Years 10 and 11:

Students will complete the following units in Year 10:

Unit 1 – Enterprise in the Business World

Unit 2 – Finance for Business (externally assessed online examination)

Students will complete the following units in Year 11:

Unit 3 – Promoting a Brand

Unit 8 – Recruitment, Selection and Employment

Homework will be set regularly and may take a number of forms:
• Revision
• Coursework completion
• Research
• Case studies
• Activities
• Group work
 

Assessment at Key Stage 4:

Three of the Units are internally assessed and externally moderated through controlled assignments. 

Unit Two is a formal examination consisting of long an short questions to assess students knowledge of the unit and is externally assessed. 

Grades for each unit are accumulated and calculated to produce an overall grade.  This course has compensatory marking.