Business Studies (BTEC)

Subject Mission Statement

To equip our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop their social, economic and technological awareness and to enrich their employability skills to help inform their choices of future pathways. We want to build awareness of cyber security to give mechanisms to help student’s combat current challenges around online behaviour.


BTEC Business follows on from GCSE Business, although GCSE Business is not a requirement for this course. The content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners planning to enter employment directly into the Business sector or take Business into Higher Education. The learning programme covers four units. The first covers how learners study the purposes of different businesses, their structure, the effect of the external environment, and how they need to be dynamic and innovative to survive. The second covers how learners gain skills relating to, and an understanding of, how a marketing campaign is developed. The third addresses how learners study the purpose and importance of personal and business finance. They will also develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand, analyse and prepare financial information. The final unit explores how the recruitment process is carried out in a business and gives learners the opportunity to participate in selection interviews and review their performance

KS5 Intent Statement

To provide a successful curriculum suited to our student intake profile, balancing
core learning with guided, differentiated pathways for sub-groups or
individuals which inspire and engage students whilst successfully preparing
them for progression at age 18 and future life as learners, employers and

To give the students real world understanding of the use of technology in the wider world and to
provide a theoretical level of knowledge in the history and inner workings of
key aspects of the computer. To cultivate creative and dynamic problem solvers,
both when using technology and in general, by developing the key skills of
computational thinking.

To give students a deep understanding and engage learners to enhance their awareness of current
affairs and key Economic and Business topics to enrich and develop their
cultural capital and 
prepare them for a rapidly changing external environment. To equip students with the
analytical and evaluative skills required to form judgments and opinions about
why key decisions are taken by the government and the impact on the world
around us. We want learners to demonstrate that they can identify and use
effectively, in an integrated way, an appropriate selection of skills,
techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge to help them prepare for
progression to employment, apprentices and further education.

Qualification Details

Exam Board: Edexcel Pearson Extended Certificate
Qualification Title: Business - BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate
Qualification Specification Code:
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the Edexcel Pearson Extended Certificate webpage for the specification.

Entry Requirements

Standard Sixth Form entry requirements.

What will I study in this qualification?

Possible Career Paths

Business related degrees, Law, Sociology, Psychology, Banking or Accounting and Finance. The best opportunities for progression in the world of Business in the future lies in Languages. If you have a passion for Spanish or French, then the world of Business opens up even further. Pathways could lead to employment directly or a Business related apprenticeship.

Learners will also develop employability skills such as cognitive and problem-solving skills, intrapersonal skills and interpersonal skills. BTEC Nationals provide a vocational context in which learners can develop the knowledge and skills required for particular degree courses. These include effective writing, analytical skills, creative development and preparation for assessment methods used in degrees.

Who should I speak to if I need further information?

Mr K Tyler

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