As part of the Keystage 4 option choices, students are able to choose Business Studies as a three year course.
In the first year of study we will cover topics such as: â€“
- What is business and what are the different types of business?
- What law affect business and the customer?
- What is the role of Human Resources?
- How does a business produce and quality assure its products?
- How does a business market itself?
- How does a business look after its money?
These topics are designed to give the student a broad overview of business and how all the element impact on each other. Â With this general understanding we will specifically concentrate on working towards Level 1/Level 2 â€˜BTEC First in Businessâ€™ over the final 2 years of the course. Â This qualification is an equivalent to a GCSE as is recognised by both Post 16 providers and Employers. Â The BTEC qualification does not preclude the student from studying A level Business Studies in the next stage of their education, however some providers will have a minimum requirement of a MERIT (B at GCSE).
BTEC Business is designed to introduce learners to the world of business from the perspective of a consumer as well as industry. Â As part of the BTEC qualification the students are expected to undertake 4 units of work.
- Unit 1 â€“ Enterprise in the Business World
- Unit 2 â€“ Finance for Business
- Unit 3 â€“ Promoting a Brand
- Unit 8 â€“ Recruitment, Selection and Employment
With the exception of Unit 2 all units will be assessed through the production of coursework. Â Unit 2 will be assessed by the means of an online test, which a student can take more than once to ensure the best grade possible. Â Grades are given as Distinction, Merit and Pass. Â Those students who are unable to achieve the minimum standards given for a Pass can still be awarded a Level 1, which is the equivalent to D-G at GCSE.