How will I learn?
Business BTEC uses a combination of assessment styles:
• Internal assignments: Work-related assignments set and marked by the student’s teacher.
• External Tasks: Practical, work-related tasks, set and marked by Edexcel (Pearson).
• Written exams: Written answers to practical questions set and marked by Edexcel (Pearson).
Lessons will be taught using a number of different methods, which include teacher led lessons, group and individual presentations, interactive tasks, and practical work-related activities. Resources and a comprehensive reading list will be provided for the course units, but students are expected to commit to further reading, to extend their knowledge and understanding of the subject. Students may have the opportunity to attend conferences, local universities and businesses in order to enhance their understanding of the course.
What will I learn?
The BTEC Level 3 Business aims to provide students with a vocational, practical course that looks at real life situations and allows students to develop skills and knowledge required in modern day business. The content of the qualification supports progression to higher education or employment in a variety of sectors.
Students will study at least three mandatory units that will include:
• Exploring Business
• Developing a Marketing Campaign
• Personal and Business Finance
• The other mandatory units are shown in a darker colour
Students will complete at least one optional unit, this will depend on the pathway that the student is following. The potential units are shown below. Some units contain a mandatory work placement element.
Students will study units depending on the size of the qualification they opt for. Unit 3 is an externally assessed exam that is 90 minutes long. The exam is sat in the summer of year 12 with an option to retake during year 13 if required.
There are units that are externally assessed, with the remainder being internally assessed.
Shown below is an example delivery plan for the units within a National Extended Diploma (Equivalent to 3 A Levels)
More information can be found at: https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Business/2016/teaching-and-learning/A_guide_to_your_new_BTEC_Nationals_in_Business.pdf
Ideally at least 5 Grade 4’s and above including English and Maths.