About The Department
Business students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace ie business administration, marketing, finance, human resources, sales and customer service.
As a further option they are also encouraged to consider the procedures involved in planning and setting up their own mini business-enterprise.
We offer a Level 2 qualification for learners aged 14 and over, ie Years 10 and 11.
All units are internally assessed using assignments built on grading criteria.
There is also a clear progression route to a Level 3 course in further education or to apprenticeship schemes.
BTEC Business Level 2 is a vocationally related qualification, where students develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning in a work-related context.
The term ‘business’ can cover anything from a sole trader in a local market to a multinational corporation selling products or providing services to millions of people all over the world.
We explore what businesses do, trends that affect them and explore different types of business ownership.
There is also opportunity to plan for a realistic business start-up in the local area, based upon research and presentation of a business plan.
|Business Purposes The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand the nature of business organisations.Business Organisations The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand the aims and objectives of business organisations and how they are organised.
This unit aims to give learners the understanding and skills needed to develop a marketing and promotion plan for their own small start-up business.
|FinanceThe aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand the financial aspects of running a business. Business EnterpriseThis unit aims to give learners the understanding and skills needed to set up and run a business including the need for a detailed business plan.|
|No Written Exams||Summer 2014|
In the summer of 2012 the Department achieved a pass rate of 85% at BTEC level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grade C).
In addition to this the majority of candidates achieved the Extended certificate (which is equivalent to two GCSE’s at grade C).
Several of these candidates achieved the higher grades of Merit (equivalent to GCSE grade B), Distinction (equivalent to GCSE grade A) and *Distinction (equivalent to GCSE grade A*).