Entry Requirements

  • 5+ GCSEs at 9-4
  • Grade 4 in mathematics
  • Grade 4 in English language


Adam Hart
Coordinator of Learning – Business


Course Outline

BTEC Business is for learners interested in gaining an in depth understanding of the operations and structures of businesses. The course will equip students with the skills needed to either start their working life or continue to study at university. During the course, students investigate businesses in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Students complete external assessment (exams) in year 12; creating a marketing campaign for unit 2, and responding to challenging financial questions in Unit 3. During year 13, students complete two teacher assessed units, giving students the opportunity to get creative in various assignment tasks that outline business planning, operations and management theory (Unit 1), and finally planning and undertaking a recruitment simulation (Unit 8). Students on the BTEC course are expected to bring a sound team ethic to the classroom and an enthusiasm for enterprise.

Course Assessment

External Assessment

  • Unit 2 Developing a marketing campaign (3 hour exam)
  • Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance (2 hour exam)

Internal Assessment

  • Unit 1 Exploring Business (3 assignments)
  • Unit 8 Recruitment and Selection (2 assignments)
  • Unit 2: Developing a marketing campaign
    3 hour exam
  • Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance
    2 hour exam
  • Unit 1: Exploring Business
    3 assignments
  • Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection
    2 assignments