Key Stage 4
Key Stage 4 - BTEC

KS4 Business

 

Course Title and type of Qualification: Business GCSE

 

What will I learn?

GCSE Business is a popular GCSE subject at Bishop Young Academy. It is also a new subject to choose if you want a change from some of the subjects that you are used to.

Business Studies is an examination of the business world. If you choose to study this you will look at real businesses and see how they operate. You will learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to set up a business and make it a success. Students apply their knowledge and understanding to different business contexts ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals and businesses operating in local, national and global contexts. During this course you will study the following topics:

  • How to be an entrepreneur.
  • How to put a business idea into practice.
  • How businesses meet customer needs.
  • How to manage business finance
  • How to manage people in business.
  • How to manage marketing in business
  • How to manage operations and production in business

 

How will I be assessed?

Examination: You will sit two written papers at the end of Year 11.

 

What could I move onto?

If you are contemplating a career in Accountancy; Banking; Local or Central government; Law; Journalism or something similar then you will find the economics element of this course useful. Or if you can see yourself setting up your own business one day, then having knowledge of how businesses work coupled with a basic knowledge of how the economy works is invaluable. You could choose to continue your study of Business at A Level and Applied A Level or you could choose to pair this subjects such as Economics at A Level. You could use your knowledge of how businesses work to support your studies in other subjects at GCSE and Post-16.  Also, because any organisation you will work in can be classed as a business, any knowledge you have of how businesses are run, how the different departments in a business are organised, the people who work in a business and what they do are all valued by employers. So you could use your business skills to get straight into work; onto an apprenticeship scheme or simply to get a part time job when you are old enough.

 

Examination Board: AQA

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KS4 BTEC Business

 

Course Title and type of Qualification: Business BTEC Level 2

 

What will I learn?

This Business Qualification is designed for students who might prefer a more “real world” approach to studying. The course is assessed over three years through coursework plus tested units. It would suit those students who prefer, and do better in project work rather than exams. The course is also designed for those students who would rather “go out” and find out how a business is run in the real world and present what they have found in different ways. This qualification is awarded with Pass, Merit and Distinction (*) grading equal to one 1 - 9 GCSE grade. The BTEC business route provides you with a more practical introduction to business.  You will have an opportunity to experience a wide range of business skills, including running a business enterprise in school; performing business presentations and role plays and developing advertising and promotion materials – all of which are assessed as part of the course.  You will study the following topics:

  • Promoting a Brand
  • Business Finance
  • Enterprise in the Business World
  • Recruitment; Selection & Employment

 

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed mostly through assignments and activities based on realistic work situations throughout the three years (75% coursework which teachers will help you with, plus 25% tested units). The coursework is completed in lessons in the Business ICT suite.

 

What could I move onto?

If you would like a career in advertising, banking, retail, management, ICT, Law or even setting up your own business one day then this is a good choice for you now. You could choose to continue your study of Business at A Level and Applied A Level in the sixth form. You could use your knowledge of how businesses work to support your studies in other subjects at GCSE and Post-16. Also, because any organisation you will work in can be classed as a business, any knowledge you have of how businesses are run, how the different departments in a business are organised, the people who work in a business and what they do are all valued by employers. So you could use your business skills to get straight into work; onto an apprenticeship scheme or simply to get a part time job when you are old enough. BTEC Business produces a lot of young people with skills and knowledge which can help them to move in to a variety of areas in the future.

 

Exam Board: Edexcel

Links & Resources

Abbey Multi Academy Trust,

c/o Chapter House,

Abbey Grange Church of England Academy,

Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA

Tel: 0113 257877

enquiries@abbeytrust.org

Bishop Young Academy

Bishops Way

Seacroft

Leeds

LS14 6NU

 

Tel: 0113 273 9100  Fax: 0113 273 4216

info@bishopyoungacademy.co.uk

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