Department Leader: Andy Major

Welcome to the business department. We are a group of experienced teachers who are passionate about our subject. You cannot escape from business, it is everywhere and affects everyday life. It is important to understand the impact that it has on your life and this is what we aim to do.

Every day there are news stories that directly relate to the world of business and we will refer to them regularly so that you can understand how it all fits together and question what is going on and why.

We will also look at the key areas that make sure a business is successful and how they contribute to that success. These include finance (the money is VERY important!); marketing (how you let people know about your business and product); human resources (the people who work for the business) and operations (making the product). You will see how these areas work together to make a winning formula.

We are a real life subject that you will use for the rest of your life. The lessons that you learn in business will shape what happens to you for your career and afterwards!

BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise

Over a million students every year choose to study BTEC awards. The appeal is that they are vocational qualifications that allow students to learn by applying their understanding to work-related contexts. This will enable them to gain the skills they need for further study and employment. BTEC Tech Awards are specifically designed for schools to give students an understanding of the professional sector. They will undertake assignments and tasks as well as a task based assessment for component 3.

The course involves three components which are broken down as:

  • Component 1 – Exploring enterprises (30% of the total course)
  • Component 2 – Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity (30% of the total course)
  • Component 3 – Promotion and Finance for Enterprise (40% of the total course & externally assessed)

Students are awarded a grade of:

  • Level 2 Distinction*
  • Level 2 Distinction
  • Level 2 Merit
  • Level 2 Pass
  • Level 1 Distinction
  • Level 1 Merit
  • Level 1 Pass

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