Welcome to Business Studies
|Mrs H Marsay||(Subject Leader)||Mrs L Cherry||Mr O Ford||Mr G Toor|
KS4 BTEC First in Business
Students are following the BTEC First Diploma (4 GCSE A*-C equivalent) which is completely assessed through coursework.
Units studied give the students the opportunity to:
- Investigate and report on 4 organisations of their choice
- Consider the changing industrial structure of the UK
- Prepare for their own future employment
- Develop skills of customer service
- Understand basic financial accounts
- Create a business plan for a small business
Teaching Staff for this Course
Mrs L Cherry Mr O Ford Mrs H Marsay Mr G Toor
GCE A Level Applied Business
Students following this course will gain a broad range of business skills through a combination of practical and theoretical work. All coursework is firmly rooted in authentic business contexts, equipping students with a portfolio of work to demonstrate their skills.
This course can be followed even if students have not previously studied Business and it will provide a progression route to higher education or training for direct employment. It combines the rigour of strtegic analysis with "hands on" practical skills
- Creating a Market Proposal
- A coursework unit asking students to design and launch a new product for a medium/large company and to research into its likely success
- Recruitment in the Workplace
- A coursework unit that asks students to take on the role of a Human Resources Department and to implement the recruitment process.
- Understanding the Business Environment
- An examined unit, based upon a pre-released case study, looking at the internal and external factors influencing business decision making.
- Strategic Decision Making
- Aan externally assessed piece of coursework that looks at all the areas of business planning.
- A Business Plan for the Entrepreneur
- A coursework assignment where students produce a business plan for a business of their own choice.
- Launching a Business On-line
- A coursework assignment where students consider how e-business could be used, identifying the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.
Mrs L Cherry Mr O Ford Mrs H Marsay
KS5 BTEC First Diploma in Business
The BTEC First Diploma in Business is broadly equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades A*- C. All assessment is through coursework. Students who gain a Distinction for this course will gain access to A Level courses in this Department.
From studying this one year course you will:
- Gain a broad understanding of business and be able to study in depth selected areas of business,
- Develop skills, knowledge and understanding in business.
- Have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way.
- Follow a programme of study that enables progression to either GCEs or employment in Business.
Teaching Staff for this Course
Mrs H Marsay Mr G Roberts Mr G Toor
KS5 Travel & Tourism
The BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Travel and Tourism is equivalent to an AS Level. It is assessed entirely through coursework, enabling students to investigate the Travel and Tourism industry as a whole, considering possible employment possibilities. This course can be followed to A2 equivalent by completing the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma.
BTEC National Awards carry UCAS points in the same way as GCE A Levels. This course offered breadth to study and allows transferrable skills such as research, customer service and marketing to be developed.
Year 12 Units
- Investigating Travel and Toursism
- Investigate the components of the Travel and Tourism Industry and how they work together.
- Understand the trends and factors affecting the development of the industry.
- The Business of Travel and Tourism
- Describe the feratures of Travel and Tourism organisations
- Plan a Travel and Tourism project within financial constraints
- The UK as a Destination
- Use reference sources to understand how the UK meets the needs of domestic and inbound tourists
- Understand key trends and factors affecting the UK inbound and domestic tourist markets.
Year 13 Units
- Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
- Understand the principles of good service and how it can be adapted to meet different customer needs
- Demonstrate customer service and selling skills in Travel and Tourism situations
- Preparing for Employment in Travel and Tourism
- Know about career opportunities, recruitment and selection in Travel and Tourism
- Understand the factors that contribute to an effective workplace
- Long Haul Travel Desitinations