Business Studies

Faculty Leader

Mrs J Preston – Faculty Leader Technology & Enterprise



Subject Specifications:

BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise. To find out more click here BTEC Enterprise

Year 9

Introduction to BTEC Business and Enterprise

What will students learn about?

During this year students will take part in various activities and lesson tasks to give them an accurate insight into Business and Enterprise. This introductory course will aim to enable students to learn about:

  • self-employment
  • marketing
  • finance
  • retail
  • business management

This is an introductory course will lead towards students having the opportunity to study a BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise in Years 10 and 11 staring in September 2018. Students will then be able to access and study units including:

  • Unit 1: Exploring Enterprises
  • Unit 2: Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity
  • Unit 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise

Year 10 & 11

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise

What will students learn about?

  • Unit 1: Exploring Enterprises (Term 1/2 approx. – How businesses work, Methods of Research and the Business Environment)
  • Unit 2: Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity (Term 2/3 approx. – Researching Business Ideas, Business Planning, Presenting a Business Idea).
  • Unit 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise (Term 3 approx. – Introduction to Financial Document

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Business Department Workshops, every Wednesday (Year 10) and Friday (Year 11)
  • Revision and skill development workshops after school and during half terms (details will be sent out to parents nearer to relevant dates and times)
  • Enterprise Activities – ranging from Internal College activities to Mosaic Challenge and Young Enterprise
  • Planned Excursions and Incursions with local businesses to provide students with practical insights into how they operate

Useful Links & Resources

Course Links

BTEC Enterprise

Revision and Study Sites for Business & Enterprise

BBC Bitesize GCSE Business revision notes, videos and quizzes

Revision World GCSE Business Studies revision notes

Tutor2u GCSE Business studies revision notes and quizzes

Business Bee useful for finance revision notes and quizzes

S-Cool GCSE Business Studies revision notes and videos

Gojimo revision quizzes for AQA Business can be downloaded as an app

Business Studies GCSEPOD – available on college online sign-on with login

Youtube Cherwell Online How to answer a 9 mark exam question