STYLE OF ASSESSMENT
Students will study 3 core units – The Finance and Business unit is assessed via a two-hour external examination with the other two units assessed internally. Each internally assessed unit has a specific assessment criteria and will be marked to determine if it meets the relevant criteria - a grade will then be awarded at the appropriate level (Level 2 – Pass, Merit or Distinction, Level 1 or Unclassified)
OVERVIEW OF COURSE
Component 1 – Exploring Enterprise – Internally Assessed worth 30%
Component 2 – Planning and Pitching an Enterprise Activity – Internally Assessed worth 30%
Component 3 – Promotion and Finance for Enterprise – Externally Assessed (two hour written exam) worth 40%.
A successful BTEC Business student will already have a keen and curious interest in how businesses operate. They will be a motivated individual who is keen to work with others in paired and group work. They will have a genuine interest in following the news on a weekly basis in order to apply our theory to current business issues - this is a basic expectation. Programmes like Supershoppers, The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den are viewed and reflected upon.
60% of this course is assessed internally. Excellent school / lesson attendance is vital.
A visit in Year 10 to the Jaguar/Land Rover Head Quarters in Solihull to tour the factory and gain a deep understanding of the basic day-to-day operations of a global car manufacturer, as well as a visit to a small local business (also in Year 10) to consider how business principles are put into action on a smaller scale.
FURTHER STUDY AND CAREER CONNECTIONS
BTEC Business students may continue on to study A-Level Business Studies or BTEC Level 3 if they wish to follow a vocational route. New apprenticeship programmes are readily becoming available for those wishing to learn whilst working. Both university degree courses and advanced apprenticeships are popular options post-18 with degrees in a wide variety of Business-related routes including accountancy, marketing and international business management.