The Business Education and Economics Department aims to provide our students with the knowledge and skills required in an ever changing and competitive business environment. We aim to ensure that our students can go to university and into the world of work with the attributes necessary to be successful. They will be independent learners, confident presenters, strong team players with an entrepreneurial spirit.
We will provide different academic and vocational pathways coupled with outstanding teaching to ensure that students are given the best chance to achieve their potential in an environment that suits them.
The aim of all courses provided by our deparment is to give students the opportunity to develop thier ICT and communicstion skills, as well as, develop their knowledge about finance and economics and understand how current events and politics impacts on business and the economy.
A Level Economics
Btec Business Studies Level 1 & Level 2
Why study BTEC Business?
- Importance of setting up a business and what contributes to the success of a business
- Improve business and communication skills
- Learn the importance of people and the recruiting process
- Learn how a business can market and promote itself
- Learn the fundamental principles of business finance
- Maintain and develop ICT skills
- Improve your investigation, presentation, planning and research skills If your preferred learning style is through portfolio-based work BTEC Business provides you with the
- Opportunity to achieve your full potential.
What will I learn?
Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World
Learners will explore key introductory business theory, whilst using their own creativity and entrepreneurial skills to apply that theory to their own business idea. The unit content is designed to inform and inspire learners to develop their own realistic business models and demonstrate them in the form of an internal assessment
Unit 2: Finance for Business
Learners are prepared with the financial principles that underpin successful businesses. They are introduced to types of costs businesses incur and how revenue is generated. Learners will look at financial planning tools and statements. Using these they will be able to make recommendations on business issues. This unit takes the form of an online test which will count towards 25% of their BTEC qualification.
Unit 4: Principles of customer service
Learners will find out why it is important to ensure that effective customer service is delivered within an organisation. The will consider the importance of customer service and how it can help a business gain a competitive advantage. Learners will be encouraged to think of current customer service roles and provide solutions to everyday problems in their internal assessment.
Unit 8: Recruitment, Selection and Employment
Learners will be introduced to a variety of job roles that exist within businesses and the various functions that are performed by individual roles, as well as the types of organisational structures used in businesses. They will be given the opportunity to compete important documentation for job roles and will also have the opportunity to complete an application and interview for a job.
What sort of homework will I be set?
You will complete business-related assignments as well as working on coursework tasks set by individual teachers.
What Coursework will I need to do?
3 of the 4 units are coursework-based (Unit 2 is examined in an online test). You will complete these throughout the course.
How will my work be assessed?
Unit 1, 3, 8 - Coursework units based on given assignments
Unit 2 – Externally examined via a 1 hour online exam
What Qualification will I gain?
Equivalent of 1 GCSE – Distinction*=A*, Distinction=A, Merit=B, Pass=C