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Business BTEC at The Brakenhale Academy

Course description

This specification offers great flexibility in two dimensions. Firstly students can adapt the size of their qualification where 6 units equals one A level, 9 units is one and a half A Levels, 12 is 2 A Levels and 18 is 3. Secondly, after the four compulsory units, students can choose from between 42 other units to complete their qualification. They can choose areas that interest them or complement their other Sixth Form courses.
The course is intended to be practical and based wholly in the real world of business. It is aimed at students who have a real interest in starting up their own businesses, and it looks at what is required to make it successful.
It is beneficial to have studied Business Studies at GCSE, but by no means compulsory. A good ability in general arithmetical mathematics is required however.
What will I study?
How will I be Assessed?
There are no exams. You are assessed by a series of units, or parts of units, where the student is given an assignment with a hand-in deadline and, once marked, they have one more opportunity to resubmit.
What does it lead to?
Further study of Business or related subjects at Higher Education. Employment in a wide range of different industries that may be in the local business area, or for the Local Authorities, or become self-employed.

Entry requirements

English GCSE at Grade C or higher or Merit at Level 2 Business. This course suits those who do not perform well in exam conditions but are focussed and able to work independently.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Brakenhale Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 years