business studies 6th 03

Course Outline

The BTEC National Diploma in Business use a combination of assessment styles to give students the confidence they can apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace – and have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses and throughout their career. The range of vocational assessments – both practical and written – mean students can showcase their learning and achievements to best effect when they take their next step, whether that’s supporting applications to higher education courses or potential employers.

The BTEC National Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels and it is assessed both internally and externally through coursework, tasks and a written exam. So if coursework brings out the best of your skills and abilities, then this may be suitable for you. Coursework can include written assignment work, team working activities, presentations, financial calculations on spreadsheets and website design.

The department staff will assess all of your work and you will be given a final grade, that will be equivalent to A' Levels and which have UCAS points attached (see below). The Grades range from Distinction*Distinction* (equivalent to A*A* at A' Level) to Double Pass (equivalent to CC).

A number of topics are studied that include:

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Digital Marketing
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Principles of Management
  • Creative Product PromotionCreative Product Promotion
  • Managing an Event
  • Team Development
  • International Business

Entrance requirements and skills needed

economics4The course is practical and you will develop independent learning skills through research, planning and organising their work. You may be required to work  in a team. Business lessons incorporate a range of activities including case studies, group work, discussions, presentations, role play and using ICT applications

The department has a successful pass rate for its BTEC Diploma in business. A number of our students achieve a double distinction award and have successfully gained places at university and in employment.

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Assessments - Pearson qualification

BTEC Nationals use three types of assessment

  • Assignments
  • Tasks
  • Written exams
 In Year 12 you will complete two assignments, one task and a written exam.
 In Year 13 you will complete three assignments and one task. Each assignment has a weighting that counts towards your final grade.



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