These are exciting courses which will give you a background into the world of business and will provide plenty of opportunities to look at businesses first hand. This pathway is a vocational based approach to learning with emphasis on practical based activities underpinned by core business theories.
These courses will give you a background into the world of business and will provide plenty of opportunities to look at businesses first hand. Assessment is a mixture of coursework and external exams. The coursework is collected using assignments built around scenarios. They will include report writing, role plays, interviews, business letters and presentations. The final grade is given in a Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* in line with BTEC guidelines.
Employers and professional bodies that have worked with BTEC to provide this qualification include:
Let’s Talk Shop
Peter Jones Foundation
We achieved outstanding results in this qualifications last year and have done so for a number of years. The Distinction* and Distinction national average was 14.5% and at Thamesview we achieved 82% with all our students completing the course with a minimum grade of Merit.
The BTEC National Extended Certificate is comprised of 4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external.
Mandatory content (83%). External assessment (58%).
Candidates will cover: Exploring business , Personal and Business Finance (External examination)
Candidates will cover a further compulsory unit and one optional unit:
Developing a marketing campaign (Controlled assessment)
Recruitment and Selection Process
Investigating Customer Service
The English Legal System
Work Experience in Business
We expect our Sixth Formers to have achieved at least a Grade 4 in both their English and Maths GCSEs, and at least 3 other qualifications at 4+.Students do not have to have previously studied business studies to take this course in the sixth form providing that they have met the basic entry requirements.