Business Studies

Staff

The Business Studies department has three specialist teachers who currently deliver Business Studies. Students develop lifelong skills in readiness for the world of work.

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Key Stage 4

Pearson BTEC First Level 1 / Level 2 in Business (QN 600/4786/0)

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business has been developed in the business sector to encourage personal development of knowledge and skills relevant to the business world through practical participation in a range of vocational business activities.

Learners gain a wider understanding and appreciation of the broad range of business specialisms through selection of optional specialist units – these are outlined below. Throughout the course, learners are encouraged to develop their people, communication, planning and team working skills.

Pearson BTEC First Level 1 / Level 2 in Business is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr. D. Wilson-Wardle – Head of Technologies Faculty

OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Enterprise and Marketing (QN 603/0646/4)

This qualification is for learners aged 14-16 who wish to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in enterprise and marketing. It is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further study of qualifications in enterprise, marketing or business.

Learners study three mandatory topics as follows:

• Enterprise and marketing concepts

Learners will develop essential knowledge and understanding of enterprise and marketing concepts, which can be applied to the other units within the qualification. Through the first topic learners will understand the main activities that will need to happen to support a start-up business, and what the key factors are to consider when starting up a business.

• Design a business proposal

Learners will develop the skills to design a business proposal to meet a specific business challenge. They will identify a customer profile for a specific product, complete market research to generate product design ideas, and use financial calculations to propose a pricing strategy and determine the viability of their product proposal.

• Market and pitch a business proposal

Learners will develop the skills to create a brand identity and promotional plan for their specific business product proposal developed in the second topic. They will develop pitching skills in order to pitch their business proposal to an external audience. Finally, they will review their pitching skills and business proposal using their learning, self-assessment and feedback gathered. The knowledge and skills developed by completing this topic will be transferable to further, related learning in areas such as enterprise, marketing or business.

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr. D. Wilson-Wardle – Head of Technologies Faculty

Enrichment Opportunities for Business Studies

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.