If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!
Applicants must have at least 4 GCSE passes at grade 4 and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
AIMS OF THE COURSE
A career in Business is not just about doing deals and making money; it is in fact one of the most varied, demanding and creative of all careers. You need sophisticated social skills to understand and motivate your workforce, creativity to attract customers, and commitment to raise your start up finance and fend off your competition. The BTEC Business course is a vocational course, it is a “hands on course” where you are expected to do rather than simply study business. To succeed on the course you will need to enjoy doing coursework, be prepared to meet deadlines and most of all enjoy a challenge.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
In Year 12, you will complete a unit of coursework and a computer based exam. Both of these are worth 25% of the final grade.
In Year 13 you will complete another unit of course work worth 17% of the final grade and a written exam worth 33% of the final grade.
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Developing a marketing campaign
Personal and Business Finance
Investigating Customer Service
Business has for many years been one of the most popular degree subjects and the majority of students completing this BTEC course continue their studies at university often in combination with another subject or with a particular emphasis. The world of Business is so varied that you could progress onto Marketing, Human Resource Management, Events Management, Administration, Public Relations, Leisure and Tourism, Finance, Accountancy, Corporate Law etc. Popular joint degrees have included Business with: Languages, Law, American or European studies, Media, Design and Journalism.