Students complete units of work covering a range of topics, including (but not confined to): ownership, resources, finance, technology, marke ng and research. In the second year, students will focus on their financial knowledge, creating business accounts for a business including profit and loss, balance sheet and ratios. They will also investigate online commerce – and the course is rounded off when students apply all the knowledge they have accumulated to create a business plan of their own.
Assessment will be a mixture of controlled assessment, examination and internally marked coursework. We will have more information on the weighting of these when we have confirmed the specification.
5 GCSE at grade 4 or above. Students must have achieved grade 5 or above in Maths and a 4 in English.
WHY STUDY BTEC business?
BTEC business is designed to enhance the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of business and its role in daily life. The assignments allow you to apply knowledge to real businesses. The course also allows students to develop a business concept from the initial planning and research stage to producing documentation to support set up.