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Business Studies (BTEC)

General Subject Information

Curriculum Vision

“A broad, stimulating and enjoyable curriculum, that engages, motivates and challenges all pupils, giving them the knowledge, skills and understanding to grow as individuals, preparing them for the next stage in their lives”

In business, we incorporate the curriculum vision by:

Broad

  • Teaching a range of business topics to allow pupil’s knowledge to be developed in a variety of matters
  • Topics include marketing, finance, recruitment and selection, ownership, factors affecting business success and innovation

Stimulating

  • Encouraging the growth of pupil’s wider skills such communication, interpersonal and leadership, as well as business specific skills
  • Assignments allow students to be stimulated by the range of tasks involved including creating and presenting a presentation, producing written assignments and taking part in practical activities such as interviews

Enjoyable

  • Pupils are given the freedom to explore businesses of their own choosing to provoke further interest
  • A range of group work and individual work is used to complete tasks

Engaging

  • Employing a range of teaching resources to engage pupils and strengthen their understanding of topics including group tasks, individual tasks, research tasks and the use of real life case studies
  • Developing knowledge of personal finance, ready for the pupil’s futures
  • Real life business examples are provided when teaching each topic using either personal experience or relevant cases

Motivating

  • Developing links with local businesses to engage and motivate pupils and show them possible future pathways
  • Linking the teaching of different topics to possible future careers for pupils and demonstrating how studying the subject can link in with any potential future pathway

Challenging

  • Pupils are challenged and pushed to attain the highest criteria that they can by demonstrating how to achieve the higher grades and giving verbal and written feedback that pushes pupils to be able to achieve these

Staff

Homework

Homework is set weekly and is related to the topics studied in class, at that time. These include a variety of activities, from set questions to research, and coursework based tasks.

Level 2 Subject Information - KS4

The qualification offered in Business Studies encourages pupils to be inspired and challenged by following a broad and worthwhile course.

This will help the pupils to: engage in the study of business; to develop as an effective and independent pupil; use an enquiring approach; to build arguments and make informed judgements; develop and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary issues; appreciate the range of perspectives of different stakeholders; consider the extent to which business can be ethical; participate in practical business situations; work  as part of a team, as well as on an individual basis.   Mr Cartland, Lead Learner.

Topics studied include:

  • Business ownership
  • Market research
  • Customer research
  • Factors affecting businesses
  • Promoting business
  • Business finance
  • Setting up and running an enterprise
  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10

Component 3 Promotion and Finance for Enterprise (exam)

Component 3 Promotion and Finance for Enterprise (exam)

Component 2 Planning for and Running an Enterprise (P1,P2)

Component 2 Planning for and Running an Enterprise (M1,D1)

Component 2 Planning for and Running an Enterprise

(P3,P4)

Component 2 Planning for and Running an Enterprise

(M2,D2)

Year 11 Component 1 Exploring Enterprises (P1,P2) Component 1 Exploring Enterprises (M1,D1) Component 1 Exploring Enterprises (P3,M2, D2) Component 1 Exploring Enterprises (P4,P5) Component 1 Exploring Enterprises (M3,D3) Component 1 Exploring Enterprises

Enterprise - Course Details

Level 3 Subject Information - KS5

At Key Stage students have 5 hours of IT each week.

The subject prepares students for the world of work, access to university or the opportunity to join one of the main roles in the sector.

Students will be  assessed via coursework which will be presented in the form of

  • Powerpoints
  • Word Documents
  • Leaflets
  • Posters
  • Or group presentations

Students are assessed via coursework and exams. 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 12

Unit 1 Exploring Business (P1,P2,M1)

Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign

Unit 1 Exploring Business (P3,M2,D1)

Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign

Unit 1 Exploring Business

(P4,P7)

Unit 1 Exploring Business (P5,M3,M5)

Unit 1 Exploring Business

(D2, D4)

Unit 1 Exploring Business

(P6, M4, D3, D4)

Year 13 Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance

Unit 8 Recruitment and Selection Process

(P1,P2,M1,D1)

Unit 8 Recruitment and Selection Process

(P3,P4,M2, D2)
Unit 8 Recruitment and Selection Process (P5,P6,M3,D3)  

Business (Extended Certificate)

Revision - BTEC Level 2 Tech Award (KS4)

GENERAL INFORMATION (USEFUL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS)

  • Paper examination
  • Range of questions from multiple choice to extended written answers
  • Graded from U through to Distinction
 
Personal Learning Checklist Click Here
Example Exam Questions/Model Answers

Exam

Mark Scheme

Revision Materials/Sharepoint

Click here - SharePoint

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Revision - BTEC Level 3 National (KS5)

GENERAL INFORMATION (USEFUL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS)

  • Paper examination
  • Range of questions from multiple choice to extended written answers
  • Graded from U through to Distinction
Personal Learning Checklist

Unit 2Click Here

Unit 3 Click Here

Example Exam Questions/Model Answers

Unit 2 

Part A

Part B

Mark Scheme

Unit 3 

Question Paper

Mark Scheme

Revision Materials/Sharepoint Click here

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Job Opportunities

Global Brand & Marketing Director

Pay: £70,000 - £90,000 a year

Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and review our marketing strategy for a number of different projects
  • Overseeing the marketing department, activities and quality of work through leadership and providing clear tasks and objectives
  • Manage a budget and use financial strategy to advice all marketing plans
  • Planning, directing and coordinating marketing events including product launch
  • Support the sales operation by ensuring products and services are launched internally
  • Designing and implementing a calendar of activity, including maximising market opportunities
  • Ability to adapt to market opportunities and create ad hoc campaigns
  • Research demand for products and services and communicate this with stakeholders
  • Develop and manage advertising campaigns, reviewing their success and ROI
  • Building brand awareness and positioning

Accountant

Pay: £28,000 - £30,000 a year

Responsibilities:

  • The completion of year-end accounts
  • General administration duties
  • Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, Company and Personal
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Taking on and managing new clients
  • Growing the business through referrals
  • Respond to client inquiries in line with the company policy
  • Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty
  • Working as a team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service

Human Resource Partner

Pay: £30,000 - £40,000 a year

Responsibilities

  • Coach and support Team Leads and Area Managers on HR related topics
  • Employee case management in line with local legislation
  • Support investigations in line with local legislation
  • Support implementation to address and improve the workplace environment and employee engagement
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to execute hiring, recruiting and engagement initiatives
  • Partner with the HR team to develop, implement and maintain communication plans
  • Lead or support HR projects as assigned
  • Collect and analyse data to assist the HR team to draw insights on attrition, attendance, workforce management, recruitment and engagement initiatives