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BUSINESS STUDIES

AIMS

1          To introduce pupils to the world of business.

2          To give pupils a sense of achievement in business-related subjects.

3          To raise pupils’ levels of attainment.

4          To make business-related studies attractive and enjoyable subjects.

5          To provide opportunities for an investigative approach.

6          To provide a range of activities to facilitate learning.

7          To ensure safe practice when using Information Technology facilities.

8          To provide opportunities for group and individual class work.

9          To create a pleasant, hard-working atmosphere between teachers and children.

10               To work well together as a team.

 

Edexcel BTECFIRST EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS (QCF) 500/6745/X

This is a two-year vocational course in Businesswhich is equivalent to two GCSE passes (30 credits).  The course consists of the following units:

  • Business Purposes (5 credits)
  • Business Organisations (5 credits)
  • Financial Forecasting for Business (5 credits)
  • People in Organisations (5 credits)
  • Customer Relations in Business (10 credits)

 

Assessment

Each unit is assessed through coursework assignments.  There is no examination involved in this course. 

 

BTEC GRADE GCSE GRADE EQUIVALENCE
PASS CC
MERIT BB
DISTINCTION AA
DISTINCTION* A*A*

 

 

OCRCERTIFICATE FOR IT USERS (Levels 1 and 2)

This is a practical course which involves pupils learning and applying a range of computer skills and software applications.  The course consists of three units:

File Management and e-Document production

Database Manipulation

Online Communication

 

 

 

Assessment

Each unit is assessed by assignments which are set by the examination board – OCR.  These assignments are practical in nature. There is no written examination in this qualification.  To achieve the qualification pupils must pass the assignments for the three units.

 

 

PROVISION FOR BUSINESS STUDIES IN THE SIXTH FORM

 

Edexcel BTEC NATIONAL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business 500/6750/3

(QCF 60 Credits)

 

BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Business is designed to provide a qualification which is equivalent to one GCE A Level.  Students can progress to employment or higher education courses.  The course consists of six units:

 

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to marketing
  • Business Communication
  • Business Accounting
  • Recruitment and Selection in Business

 

Assessment

Each unit is assessed through coursework assignments.  These are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. The grade for each unit is awarded a mark and the overall qualification grade is determined by an aggregate of the six unit marks.