Subject Intent: Why Business?
Key contemporary developments in the labour market such as digital technology, big data and the impact of globalisation are considered within the business curriculum. Opportunities to interact with industry are firmly embedded in the curriculum and students have regular opportunities to apply key employability skills in both the classroom and in the wider work-related opportunities that being a business student offers.
What will I study?
The course contains both exams and coursework, involves both theory and practical application, and covers a wide range of business related topics including the following:
- Exploring business
- Developing a marketing campaign
- Personal and business finance
- Managing an event
- Recruitment and selection process
- Team building
- Investigating customer service
Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.
What are lessons like in this subject?
In BTEC Business we ensure that our lessons allow opportunities for learners to practice developing employability skills. Lessons build on real life business examples to help learners to develop their skills. In the past we have had guest speakers from Morrisons and Arla, and we have also visited Cadbury World, an Amazon factory and The Bank of England in London to further learners’ knowledge and understanding of the business world.
Studying BTEC business allows you to get an in depth understanding of how organisations become successful, you are able to see the threats businesses face and what they must do to overcome them. There is less pressure of an end of year exam with coursework in between which is better for people who struggle with a lot of pressure at once. You constantly recap what you have learnt as it is useful in other units you may sit.
Elliemay Woodley, DonValley Academy