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Business BTEC

BTEC National in Business is a two year course which provides students with insight into the key ingredients for business success, how businesses are organised, how they communicate, the characteristics of the environment in which they operate, and how this shapes them and their activities. Students also explore the importance of innovation and enterprise to the success and survival of businesses, along with understanding the associated risks & rewards. 

During the BTEC course students will also delve into marketing and understanding how to develop a marketing campaign; along with exploring finance and recruitment processes in detail. 

This course enables students to get an excellent grounding and experience in a range of essential business themes and develop their understanding within a workplace or vocational context within their written assessments.

The course consists of 4 units which are assessed through a mixture of coursework assignments and external exams.

Exam Board:   Pearson (Edexcel) Extended Certificate

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in GCSEs in English and Maths

Future Opportunities

The course gives you a wide choice of progression options into further study, training or relevant employment in the business world. You will be well equipped to move on to degrees, BTEC Higher National Diplomas, or modern apprenticeships in related subjects.

BTEC National qualifications give equivalent UCAS points to A levels for university applications.

Course content & Assessment

Course Content

In BTEC Business, learning is broken up into four units:

  • 1 Exploring Business
  • 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • 3 Personal and Business Finance
  • 8 Recruitment and Selection Process

Exploring Business and Recruitment and Selection Process are assessed through coursework submission, while Developing a Marketing Campaign and Personal and Business Finance are assessed by external exams.

Business Department

Subject Leader Mrs S Puma
KS5 Business & Business BTEC | KS4 Business Mr G Woodwards
KS4 Business Studies & Retail Business Mr C Belony
KS4 Retail Business Mr I Rogers (Assistant Head Teacher)
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