Business Studies – KS5 – BTEC
Course name: BTEC FIRST CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS (EXTENDED)
Examination Board and syllabus no:
EDEXCEL BTEC FIRST
This is a course designed to offer a more vocationally related experience. The Extended Certificate will give the equivalent of two GCSE’s grade A*-C. It will consist of five units of work, all five will be internally assessed.
Students will take w compulsory units for a level 2 BTEC:
Unit 1 – Business Purposes – Covering Business ownership and industry sectors
Unit 2 – Business Organisations – Covering Aims and Objectives and Functional areas.
Students will undertake 2 or 3 optional units – to be decided.
For full details go to www.Edexcel.com
All work is marked internally and externally moderated.
There are no external examinations in BTEC
Students will be expected to complete one module per half term, with each criteria taking approximately one week. Deadlines will therefore be set at two weekly intervals.
Assessment is mainly by word processed coursework, but also includes some group role plays and individual and group presentations.
As this is a continuous assessment course all deadlines must be strictly adhered to.
Home is continuous to ensure that all deadlines are adhered to, may include making corrections and improves and extending work to merit or distinction level.
Students will need to purchase a text book, Business Level 2, BTEC first ISBN 9781846906206 – Carol Carysforth and Mike Nield can be purchased from Amazon.
Students should bring a USB memory stick to lessons, and it would be extremely helpful to have a home computer with a broadband link.
All coursework must be submitted in plastic wallets.
Students are advised to keep abreast of business news by reading newspapers and watching business news on the television, including BBC News and Sky Business News.
Supporting your child’s progress
Parents can support student’s progress by discussing events in the news, speaking about jobs and job roles, encouraging them to keep work up to date.