Business

Transition materials for Y11 going into Y12


WHAT IS BUSINESS?
Business is one of the most dynamic subjects you can choose! You will
be immersed in the business world exploring and critically reviewing
topics from a local, national and global perspective, alongside
exploring principles of personal and business finance.

WHY STUDY BUSINESS?
By learning about business, you might unlock the entrepreneur inside you as you develop your creative, innovative, communication and strategic skills. Studying Business can really give you a sense of direction for your future career, broadening your horizons. There are endless
opportunities out there for you from retail management to digital marketing and forensic accountancy to project management. You will learn how the world works as you develop a good understanding of basic
economic principles, how markets are affected by world events, and how to assess a business’ financial health through numerical and ratio analysis. Alongside this you will also become skilled at managing your own finances which is an essential life skill.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive college interview is required.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
Unit 1 – internal coursework
Unit 2 – 3-hour externally set task
Unit 3 – 2-hour examination
Unit 4 – internal coursework

External assessment 58%
Internal assessment 42%

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A BTEC IN BUSINESS?
Studying Business will be beneficial whether a student chooses to go straight into employment, an apprenticeship or to university. We hope that some students go on to be the new entrepreneurs of the future and set up their own business.