Post 16 course Business at George <title>Post 16 course Business at George Salter Academy, West Bromwich

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

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.

Exam board/specification

Pearson Edexcel

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs graded C 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, and Business Law.

Unit examples* include:

  • Unit 1: Exploring Business
  • Unit 2: Developing a marketing campaign (controlled coursework)
  • Unit 3: Personal and Business finance
  • Unit 4: Managing an event
  • Unit 5: International business
  • Unit 6: Principles of management
  • Unit 18: Creative promotion
  • Plus optional units such as Law and accounts

Unit Assessment

  • Unit 1: internal assessment
  • Unit 2: external assessment (controlled coursework)
  • Unit 3: external assessment (exam)
  • Unit 4: internal assessment
  • Unit 5: internal assessment
  • Unit 6: external assessment (exam)
  • Unit 18: internal assessment


*The units studied will depend on the pathway taken (Certificate or Diploma)

Exam results 2014 2015 2016
AS level 78% B-E 80% A-C;
100% A-D
85.7% A-C;
100% A-D
A2 level 80% B-D 83% A-C;
100% A-D
100% A-C
AS Applied n/a 79% A-C;
100% Pass
71% A-C;
100% Pass
A2 Applied n/a 79% A-C;
100% Pass
86% A-C;
100% Pass
Table of Business Studies exam results 2014 - 2016



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