Year 10 and 11 BTEC Business (Edexcel)

Topics covered during Year 10 BTEC Business include:

 

Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World

  • Finding information
  • Factors to consider in the current business environment
  • Trends affecting business
  • Size of business and type
  • How business ideas can be successful
  • Business ideas
  • Assessing the suitability of a business idea
  • Producing an initial plan for a business idea
  • Choice of business format
  • Sources of help and support in developing a new business
  • Business model

 

Unit 2: Finance for Business

  • Business costs
  • Revenue
  • Expenditure
  • Profit and loss
  • Break even
  • Budgeting
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Gross and net profit
  • Income statements
  • Statement of financial position
  • Making a business more successful

 

 

Topics covered during Year 11 BTEC Business include:

 

Unit 3: Promoting a Brand

  • The importance of branding to businesses
  • Promotion in businesses
  • Elements of the promotional mix and their purpose
  • Promotional activities in business
  • Branding methods and techniques
  • Promoting a brand

 

Unit 8: Recruitment, Selection and Employment

  • Organisational structures and functional areas
  • Job roles and responsibilities
  • Recruitment
  • Job description and person specification
  • Applying for jobs
  • Job interviews
  • Personal audit
  • Career development

 

 

Assessments held throughout Year 10 and Year 11:

 

Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World (coursework worth 25% of the total BTEC)

Unit 2: Finance for Business (on-screen examination worth 25% of the total BTEC)

Unit 3: Promoting a Brand (coursework worth 25% of the total BTEC)

Unit 8: Recruitment, Selection and Employment (coursework worth 25% of the total BTEC)

Students will receive the following grades for each unit: Pass, Merit or Distinction.

 

 

Additional information and resources:

  1. http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/BTEC%20Firsts%20from%202012/BF031438_SPEC_BTEC_L_1_FIRST_AWARD_IN_BUSINESS_ISS_2_NEW.PDF
  2. http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/FEAndVocational/BusinessandEconomics/BTEC/BTEC-First-Business-2012/ISBN/StudentBook/BTECFirstLevels12BusinessStudentBook.aspx
  3. http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/FEAndVocational/BusinessandAdministration/BTEC/BTEC-Firsts-Business-2012/ISBN/RevisionGuidesandWorkbooks/BTECFirstsinBusinessRevisionGuide.aspx
  4. http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/FEAndVocational/BusinessandAdministration/BTEC/BTEC-Firsts-Business-2012/ISBN/RevisionGuidesandWorkbooks/BTECFirstsinBusinessWorkbook.aspx
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