Year 11 - Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business

Rationale (taken from specification):

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business has been developed in the business sector to:

● encourage personal development of knowledge and skills relevant to the business world through practical participation in a range of vocational business activities

● give learners a wider understanding and appreciation of the broad range of business specialisms through selection of optional specialist units

● encourage learners to develop their people, communication, planning and team working skills by having the opportunity to select from optional units available in the qualification structure

● provide education and training for employees in the business sector

● give opportunities for business employees to achieve a nationally recognised level 1 or level 2 vocationally-specific qualification

● give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the business sector or to progress to other vocational qualifications, such as the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Business

● give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business includes an externally assessed finance unit, and three internally assessed units. Please see link below:


Years 9 and 10 - BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise

Rationale (taken from specification):

The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on the knowledge, understanding and skills required to research, plan, pitch and review an enterprise idea that includes:

• development of key skills that prove aptitude in planning an enterprise activity, including market research, planning, carrying out financial transactions, communication and problem solving

• knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, such as the features and characteristics of enterprises and entrepreneurs, and the internal and external factors that can affect the performance of an enterprise

• attitudes and ways of working that are considered most important for enterprise, including monitoring and reflecting on performance of an enterprise idea and own use of skills.

Study of the qualification as part of Key Stage 4 learning will help learners to make more informed choices for further learning, either generally or in this sector.

This Award requires learners to apply their knowledge in practical ways, through activities that will enable them to develop their ideas, for example researching an idea for a small enterprise. The BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise includes an externally assessed finance unit, and two internally assessed units. Please see link below:


For further information, please contact Mrs Heaton, Head of Business and Enterprise.

Assessment Without Levels

The following document highlights the skills required to meet each grade using our new Assessment Without Levels system.

Year 11 2019  -         Business Studies - Assessment Without Levels

Year 9 & 10 2019 -   Enterprise - Assessment Without Levels

Business and Enterprise Staff
Mrs M. HeatonHead of Department / Head of Geography
Mr D. WilliamsHead of Computing / Teacher of Business and Enterprise
Mrs J. WrightDeputy Headteacher/ Teacher of Business and Enterprise
Mrs K WooseyTeacher of Business Studies

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