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Exam Board: Edexcel
This course has been designed to help give students the skills, knowledge and understanding which will prepare them for working life, now and in the future, as confident individuals and members of society. The units on the BTEC course encourage students to be creative, to manage their work, to become financially capable and to develop a can-do attitude. The course enables students to develop employability skills, such as the ability to problem solve, to communicate effectively and to work well in a team as well as independently.
More information about the course can be found by going to the AQA Examination website.
Students can also find information to help with their studies by visiting the following websites:
All students complete four units of work. 3 of these will be assessed through a coursework based project and 1 will be assessed through an online exam.
In year 10 students will study:
In year 11 students will study:
All the coursework based units involve extended writing tasks. Whilst the exam focuses on students mathematical skills and abilities in the context of a business’s finance, the exam will also feature some extended writing questions.
The course is graded using: level 1, pass, merit, distinction and distinction*. These are equivalent to GCSE grades in the following way:
Students BTEC grade is worked out based on their attainment across the four units of work. Though it is important to note that for students to attain a pass grade (C) then they will need to gain at least a pass to gain at least a pass one of the two core units (Unit 2: Finance for Business and Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World).
We will only set homework that is useful! It will either be to check understanding or to prepare or finish coursework task or revision for in class assessments. Because we will only set homework relevant to the work student are completing in class, failure to complete the homework will hamper progress and so, in line with the school policy, a detention will be issued for incomplete homework.
Rest assured we will be monitoring progress of all students very closely and should we have any concerns, we will contact you. However, should you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact his/her class teacher directly. Our email addresses are available via the school website.