George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Business

BTEC National Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level) - New 2016;
BTEC National Diploma (equivalent to two A Levels) - New 2016

Students will develop a sound understanding of the business world and the range of areas within this subject. Students will be able to explore how a business operates and how marketing and finance help a business to achieve their objectives. All tasks are applied to real businesses to allow students to develop skills required to respond to real issues in the business world. The range of assessment methods will allow students to develop exam and assignment response skills. 95% of universities and colleges in the UK now accept BTECs – including Oxford University (Source: UCAS, Meeting the Needs of Learners, Providers and Universities (2016)

Exam board/specification

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business (360 GLH) 601/7159/5
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business (720 GLH) 601/7157/1

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs graded 5 or above including English and Maths

Progression routes from this course

Students can progress onto degree courses covering a whole range of business areas such as Human Resources, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Economics and Business Law.

Contact:

Mrs S Butt (Head of Business Studies), email: s.butt@georgesalter.com

 

BTEC National Extended Certificate

Year 1 assessments

  • Unit 1: Exploring Business - Internally assessed assignment
  • Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign - External task set and marked by Pearson

Year 2 assessments

  • Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance – External written exam set and marked by Pearson
  • Unit 4: Recruitment and Selection (Optional) - Internally assessed assignment – other unit choices, Unit 15 Investigating Customer Service, Unit 22 Market Research or Unit 23 The English Legal System

 

BTEC National Diploma
Year 1 assessments

  • Unit 1: Exploring Business Mandatory - Internally Assessed Assignment
  • Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign Mandatory – External task set and marked by Pearson
  • Unit 4 – Managing an Event Mandatory - Internally assessed assignment
  • Unit 18 - Creative Promotions (Optional) - Internally assessed assignment

Year 2 assessments

  • Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance Mandatory - External task set and marked by Pearson
  • Unit 5: International Business Mandatory - Internally assessed assignment
  • Unit 6: Principals of Management Mandatory - External task set and marked by Pearson
  • Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection (Optional) - Internally assessed assignment – other unit choices, Unit 15 Investigating Customer Service, Unit 22 Market Research or
    Unit 23 The English Legal System

 

Exam results 2018
BTEC Extended Certificate in Business (Single Award 2016 – A Level) 81% D*-M
100% D*-P
BTEC Diploma in Business (Double Award 2016 – 2 A Levels 77% D*D* - MM
100% D*D* - PP
AQA A2 Applied Business 67% A - B
100% A - E
Table of Business Studies exam results 2018

 

 

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