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Business Studies

Business Studies students at Newfield study BTEC Business Studies Level 2 which is equivalent to one GCSE grade A*-C

Students gain skills, knowledge and experience that are excellent preparation for life either on a Level 3 BTEC course, on A Levels, on a training course leading to future employment, or as preparation to become your own boss.  Regular homework will be expected, such as reading, note making, preparing questions for guest speakers, drafting and redrafting a piece of coursework or preparing for a class discussion.

What will students learn?

Students must study a number of units.  These include learning about how the current business environment may impact on a business, how to plan an idea for a new business and prepare a case for a new business start-up.

They will also study a unit on financial planning which looks at the costs involved in business, how they make money, and how they can use financial planning to make the business a success.

In addition, there are two optional units linked to understanding marketing and promotion of a product, recruitment and selection of employees or delivering excellent customer service.

Assessment

Students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge through writing reports, giving presentations and producing display materials that would impress any employer or customer.

Assessment is therefore by a mixture of observations, presentations, coursework and role plays.  They will be assessed on your business skills and knowledge and on your communication skills.

The course is assessed 75% by coursework, set and marked by the class teacher.

The finance unit will be assessed by online testing and is worth 25% of the final grade.

A BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Business leads on to further study at A Level in Business or for a BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Business.

It also gives students an insight into the world of work and attempts to inspire them to become future entrepreneurs.