This course is designed to engage learners with the basics of business. Concepts covered include: personal finance, marketing and the business environment.
This full course is designed to engage and challenge learners further within the field of business theory. Over the two-year programme, students will build on the content from the certificate as well as developing their understanding of the themes of ‘strategy’ and ‘managing change’.
Unit 1 - Exploring Business
Unit 2 - Developing a Marketing Campaign
Unit 3 – Personal and Business Finance
Unit 8 - Recruitment and Selection Process
Assessment consists of both internally and externally assessed. Units 2 and 3 are externally assessed; unit 2 is a assignments set by the exam board, which will take place as controlled assessments and then marked externally, unit 3 is taken under exam conditions.
All other units are internally assessed through a series of coursework tasks, set over a fixed period of time.
Minimum of 5 9-4 grades in GCSE Examination including English and Maths
The broad base of this qualification makes it suitable for a wide range of future opportunities. It gives students a wide choice of progression options into further study such as degrees, training and apprenticeships or other relevant employment in the business sector.
This is a complementary course when studying the IT in the Global Society IB, as well as other qualifications such as Maths, Global Politics, Financial Studies and Applied Law.