Why study this subject?
Students who study this subject wish to progress to higher education and/or pursue a career in business and/or business related subjects (e.g. management, finance, entrepreneurship). This qualification provides a broad and deep understanding of business knowledge and the skills needed to succeed in these areas. In addition to preparing students for further education or employment in the business sector, students will develop transferable skills such as teamwork, research and communication which are valuable in a wide range of fields.
Units that will be studied
The course comprises of 6 units:
Unit 1: Financial planning and analysis
Unit 2: Business dynamics
Unit 3: Entrepreneurial opportunities
Unit 4: Managing and leading people
Unit 5: Developing a business proposal
Unit 8: Marketing Communications
Unit 1 1hr 30min examination. Mixture of multiple choice, short answer and case study questions 16.6%
Unit 2 Internally assessed assignment 16.6%
Unit 3 Externally assessed assignment 16.6%
Unit 4 1hr 30min examination. Mixture of multiple choice, short answer and case study questions 16.6%
Unit 5 Internally assessed assignment 16.6%
Unit 8 Internally assessed assignment 16.6%
At least 5 GCSE grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics.