L2 Business & Enterprise (Year 9 &10)
Studying Business will prepare you for virtually any career by equipping you with financial understanding, organisational ability, marketing knowledge and communication skills to present your ideas logically and clearly. The principles of business underpin every shop, office and organisation in the UK economy, ensuring you will have expertise valued by employers in all sectors.
"I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance" - Steve Jobs
On this course you will study 3 components:
- Exploring Enterprise
- Planning and Running an Enterprise
- Promotion and Finance for Business
This qualification is an excellent foundation for study in Sixth Form or to entry-level job roles within any industry. Achievement at Level 2 provides a solid grounding for the Level 3 BTEC National in Business which is varied and covers specialist topics such as: Business Finance; e-Business Strategy; Human Resources; Business Law; Management and Marketing. Students can then progress to university and roles in specialist areas such as marketing, finance, customer service or human resources in large organisation or a more general role in a small local business.
The course is 60% coursework with only Component 3 being assessed by an examination.
- BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise
Exam board website
- You will be assessed through internally assessed coursework (60%) - using a range of diverse activities including assignment and project work, case studies, role play and presentations.
- External assessment (40%) - One core unit is externally assessed via examination
- The BTEC First in Business is a Level 1 and Level 2 qualification, graded at Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*.
Ways to help my child succeed
You will need the ability to think for yourself. You will also have to be self-motivated, organised, complete work thoroughly and have an excellent attendance record. You will need to research businesses, complete assignments, watch the news and regularly read newspapers (especially the business section). Other than the usual equipment, a memory stick to back-up your coursework would be useful. To further your vocational experience, you will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities organised by you and your subject teachers, such as the Tenner Challenge and the Big Deal. These provide excellent opportunities to deepen your understanding of business as well as develop problem-solving, creativity and team-working skills.
Useful websites and Resources
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