Business, Administration and Law
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
||National Award (BTEC)
Equivalent in size to one A level and UCAS points awarded as with A levels. Assignments, units and final marks will be awarded as: Pass (E), Merit (C), Distinction (A), Distinction* (A*).
This BUSINESS course is specifically aimed at young people wanting to study a related course at university, take up an apprenticeship or career straight after school.
Local firms and not-for-profit organisations tell us that they need skilled employees with a good business acumen as well as the ability to work well in a team and communicate effectively. This course addresses these needs. This course opens up a wide range of opportunities such as the ability to progress on to a degree in a wide range of subjects such as business, marketing, IT, accountancy, teaching or law. Alternatively students could enter employment in various areas of business such as accounts and finance, human resources, local government, logistics, marketing or retailing. Students should also be capable of starting their own business.
It is ideal for students who would enjoy completing regular assignments and project work alongside 2 traditional linear A Levels.
Some possible combinations could be;
- A levels in Spanish and Maths, it could lead to a BSc (Hons) in International Management with Spanish.
- A levels in Computing and Economics, it could lead to an Accountancy Apprenticeship.
How will it be delivered?
Student assessments during the 2 years mainly take the form assignments, case studies and presentations. These will be closely linked to the modern business world. Students learn the necessary skills in finance and maths to equip them to cope with personal and business finance; we all know that money makes the world go around!
The units we study are:
- Unit 1 Exploring Business (3 assignments)
- Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign (pre released case study and 3 hour supervised assessment)
- Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance (exam)
- Unit 27 Work Experience in Business (2 assignments)
Work placement (unit 27):
Work experience is of growing importance, and King Edward VII School values this hugely. Placements will occur in Y13, and it is the intention that students complete work experience for a morning, or afternoon for at least half a term. Students will have tangible work experience, and a non-academic referee to include on their CV, which will make them stand out from their peers.
Business BTEC students should have a 4 in English and Maths because of the written demands and a finance based examination. If you have studied a Business related GCSE then a 4 grade is needed or BTEC Level 2 Merit.
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