Business

The Business department offers a wide range of courses that will provide students with opportunities to explore the world of business in a practical way. Students will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that are required in this field, and will learn how to apply them in a realistic way. The following courses are designed to appeal to students who:

  • have a keen interest in the subject matter
  • enjoy studying a subject which is relevant to their own lives and experience
  • want the opportunity to carry out practical research in relevant businesses and in the classroom
  • enjoy working in practical business situations
  • wish to move on to a related career or higher education course

 

GCSE Business and Communication Systems
This two year course for Year 10 and 11 students consists of three Business units:

  • Unit 8 – This unit is examined by a theory examination and forms 40% of the course and covers topics such as Business Environment, Workplace Organisation, Human Resources, Communication and Administration.
  • Unit 9 – This unit is examined by a practical computer examination and forms 35% of the course. It covers topics such as spreadsheets, databases, multimedia presentations, webpage design, use of the internet, word processing.
  • Unit 10 – This is unit is assessed by a practical Controlled Assessment examination, using computers, and forms 25% of the course. It involves producing marketing materials for a particular scenario set by AQA on an annual basis eg setting up and advertising a Careers Fair, launching a new range of artefacts in a Museum.

 

Edexcel BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Business (legacy course)
(Equivalent to 1 A Level)

This Year 13 course consists of six Business units and is due to finish in August 2017.

  • All units are coursework based

 

Edexcel BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business
(equivalent to 1 A Level)

This two year course for Year 12 and 13 students consists of four Business units:

  • 2 units are coursework based
  • 1 unit is assessed by a Controlled Assessment
  • 1 unit is assessed by an external examination

 

Edexcel BTEC National Diploma in Business
(equivalent to two A Levels)

This two year course for Year 12 and 13 students consists of eight Business units:

  • 5 units are coursework based
  • 2 units are assessed by Controlled Assessments
  • 1 unit is assessed by an external examination