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.



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