Year 13 BTEC Business – Level 3 (Edexcel) This year only

The BTEC Business courses is worth 1, 2 or 3 A-Levels depending on whether it is taken as a single, double or triple option. The single option would be 6 units of coursework, the double option would be 12 units of coursework and the triple option would be 18 units of coursework. It has been designed to give students a ‘hands on’ and practical approach to learning Business Studies. The course is assessed through 100% coursework.

 

The course will cover most aspects of how businesses are run and managed. Successful students will be organised, independent learners who are prepared to spend a lot of time researching topics and businesses.

 

Topics covered during Year 13 could include:

 

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication
  • Business Accounting
  • Creative Product Promotion
  • Market Research in Business
  • Recruitment and Selection in Business
  • Developing Planning for a Career in Business
  • Human Resource Management in Business
  • Managing a Business Event
  • Developing Teams in Business
  • Understanding retailing
  • Visual Merchandising in Retail
  • The impact OF Communication Technology on Business
  • Website Design Strategy
  • Starting a Small Business
  • Understanding Business Ethics

 

Assessments held throughout Year 13:

All coursework units are weighted equally and students will receive the following grades for each unit: Pass, Merit or Distinction.

 

 

Additional information and resources:

  1. http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/BTEC%20Nationals%20from%202010/BN029667-BTEC-90-credit-Business-L3-Issue3.pdf
  2. http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/FEAndVocational/BusinessandAdministration/BTEC/BTECLevel3NationalBusinessandAdministration/ISBN/StudentBook(s)/EdexcelBTECNationalBusinessStudentBook1.aspx
  3. http://www.educationumbrella.com/?gclid=CKan49jbrsICFWoCwwod_XEAOQ#srch=674ddf0b-f83d-4439-8e6b-ab727c43c729
  4. http://www.collins.co.uk/product/9780007418473/BTEC+National+Business+-+Student+Textbook