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Business Studies - KS4

 

BTEC FIRST AWARD IN BUSINESS

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

The course will help you to:

  • Learn about how a new business is set up and the role of an entrepreneur.
  • Understand how large and small businesses operate and are organised.
  • Learn about the different kinds of jobs which people can do in different businesses.
  • Study the key marketing activities and customer services used by businesses.
  • Find out how businesses keep their financial records and accounts and produce these accounts for a business of your own.
  • Develop business communication skills.

 

METHOD OF STUDY

 

Learning methods include:

  • Visits to different businesses and listening to visiting speakers who come into school.
  • Carrying out your own research into the operations of different kinds of businesses.
  • Making notes on your research findings and from given resource materials.
  • Analysing case studies to find out about the marketing activities of successful businesses.
  • Word processing reports and using ICT to produce financial documents and accounts.

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

 

The following units are studied and assessed:

  • Unit 1 Enterprise in the Business World – Coursework
  • Unit 2 Finance for Business – Examination
  • Unit 3 Promoting a Brand – Coursework
  • Unit 4 Recruitment, Selection and Employment - Coursework