Business Studies


Head of Department:  Miss C. Scullion BA (Hons) PGCE

BTEC Business is taught at GCSE and sixth year.  Pupils have the opportunity to visit local business as well as visiting speakers coming to the school to assist with the learning and teaching.

Subject Information

BTEC Nationals in Business Level 3

BTEC Level 3 Nationals are vocational qualifications designed to help learners succeed. They have been developed in collaboration with over 5,000 universities, employers and professional bodies with employability at the heart, so learners can develop the skills and confidence they will need to step into their future.

Unit Title

Assessment Type


1:Exploring Business


For internally assessed assignments, students are required to carry out set tasks and create evidence around work-related scenarios.

Assignments can include research, projects, investigations, fieldwork and experiments and often link theory with practical exercises.


2:Developing a Marketing Campaign


A written task completed under supervised conditions over a period of three hours. Learners will receive a case study two weeks before the      assessment period in order to carry out research to prepare and plan a marketing campaign.


3:Personal and Business Finance



Two-hour examination including questions on the personal finance and business finance units.

Optional unit


See Unit 1


Pearson BTEC level 2 First Award in Business


What does the qualification cover?

This course allows you to study the world of business, giving you the opportunity to develop knowledge and technical skills in a practical learning environment. You will examine the roles and responsibilities of setting up a new business and its financial management. You will also develop key skills, such as analysis and review of key financial statements.


 This qualification has mandatory and optional specialist units.

These units include:

  • three mandatory units
  • one optional specialist unit

This BTEC First Award has units that the school assesses (internal) and an examination

that Pearson sets and marks (external).





Introduction to Business



Finance for Business



Enterprise in the Business World



One unit from the following options



·         Promoting a Brand

·         Principles of Customer Service

·         Recruitment, Selection and Employment