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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%.

LEARNER REQUIREMENTS

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.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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