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Business BTEC Level 3 at Elthorne Park High School

Course description

The course will study a variety of different topics and units. These will cover areas such as marketing and advertising, finance, human resources and web site design. The aim is to give each student an understanding of the different functional areas of all businesses. This will then allow students to progress into university or employment with the ability to specialise in a preferred area.

Business Studies is a subject that is constantly on the move. Each day new ideas and organisations spring up and change the way we act and the way we think. The ability to understand the business world around you won’t just help you progress in business but will make you a more astute individual that is ready for new challenges. 

Course content

During the two years you will study four core units:

  • Business environment
  • Business purposes
  • Introduction of marketing and business communication
  • On top of these you will study further units that are chosen specifically to match the skills of the group and the current business environment. 

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE grades.
If the student is taking the corresponding L2 BTEC MP is required.


Each student is continually assessed through a variety of internally assessed coursework tasks, external exams and externally assessed coursework.

There is no set amount of tasks within one unit; however the amount of units is dictated by which award is chosen.

For a Subsidiary Diploma 6 units will be studied, for the Diploma 12 units will be studied and for an Extended Diploma 18 units will be studied.

Future opportunities

The career possibilities for a Business student are unrestricted. Any organisation that involves people, technology and enterprise will need people with an overview of how departments interact with each other and how strategy can be built and implemented to support the achievement of aims.

It is not unusual for business students to be fast tracked to management positions in organisation because of their ability to understand the wider picture. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Elthorne Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 December 2016

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    • At EPHS Sixth Form we aim to provide you with a broad and exciting range of opportunities so that you are in the best possible position to go on to further study, work and become an positive member of the community.  As such, we have a variety of activities on offer outside of lessons.


      There is a huge range of extra-curricular activities on offer at Elthorne including sports teams, music groups, language clubs and more! Please see the timetables which will be distributed within the first few weeks for further details. Sixth Form students are also encouraged to set up their own activities or societies and support teachers in running clubs for younger students

      Whole school projects

      These projects are a great way to give back to the school, support younger students and learn skills at the same time. Currently we have a number of projects running including: Senior prefects, Year 7 accelerated reader scheme and academic mentoring

      Community projects

      EPHS has strong links with the community and we encourage students to nurture these by contributing to local projects.

      Enrichment lesson

      You will have one enrichment period every two weeks. In this hour you will be able to choose from a range of activities and courses to learn new skills and develop your knowledge outside of your A-level/BTEC courses. Some students will also be able to lead an activity.