Business Studies


  Head of Department: Mr W Maddock

Key Stage 4

BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise, is for learners who wish to acquire knowledge and skills, about behaviours and skills related to researching, planning, pitching and reviewing an enterprise idea. The qualification enables learners to develop their technical skills, such as market research skills, planning, promotional and financial skills using realistic work scenarios, and personal skills, (such as monitoring own performance, time management and problem solving) through a practical and skills-based approach to learning and assessment.

What will I Study?

The course is made up of three components, two of which are internally marked (coursework) and one component which is externally marked (exam). Your internally marked work will be marked by your teacher and then checked by an external moderator. Each of the coursework components are worth 30% of the final grade and the exam is 40% of the final grade.

Component 1: Exploring Enterprises – Internal Assessment (GLH 36)

Component 2: Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity – Internal Assessment (GLH 36)

Component 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise – External Assessment (GLH 48)

How am I graded?

Grading is done using Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* - where the grade is level 1 means it is below the equivalent grade 4 and level 2is equivalent to grade 4 or higher

Post 16

Pupils in the Sixth Form are studying the BTEC National Level 3 in Business Studies. The qualification is assessed by examination (33%), externally assessed controlled assessment (25%), a core internally assessed coursework unit (25%) and a further optional coursework unit (17%). A breakdown of the units and when they will be delivered can be seen below.

Year 12 pupils will be embarking on the new Business Studies level 3 BTEC course. They will complete 2 internal coursework units, a controlled assessment and an external examination.

The units are as followed:-

Year 12

Unit 1 - Exploring business (Internally assessed)

Unit 2 - Developing a marketing campaign (Controlled assessment)

Year 13

Unit 3 - Personal and business finance (Externally assessed)

Unit 27 - Work place in business (Combination of work based learning and internally assessed coursework)


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