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Business BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

Course description

1080 Guided Learning Hours - Equivalent of 3 A-Levels

The BTEC offers a new pathway for studying Business at QEGS alongside our Business Studies A-Level. The Department has a long history of excellent grades at A-Level and is looking to continue that success with students who would prefer to study a course that isn’t wholly exam-based and allows them to specialise in one subject, rather than three. The course allows you to gain a far deeper and broader knowledge of business. Whether you wish to study further at University, go into employment or start your own business, if you know that business is the subject for you, why not start studying it now?

Course content

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Managing an Event
  • International Business
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Decision Making
  • Plus 6 optional units

The course will be taught a mixture of taught lessons, independent research and assignments, presentations, role play, group work, visiting speakers and industry visits and the use of work experience.

Entry requirements

To follow a Vocational programme students should have achieved 5 grade C’s at GCSE, normally including English and Mathematics (at grade 5).
All students must have a good record of conduct and be comfortable with the values and the ethos of the academy. All students will be interviewed and references sought for external candidates.
Progress from Year 12 to Year 13 is not automatic and is dependent upon a successful first year and a pass grade in the progression exams taken at the end of Year 12.


The course is primarily based on student assignments. There are a total of 13 units to complete. Four of these are externally assessed with the rest being internally assessed. Assignments are graded, “pass”, “merit” or “distinction”. The internally assessed assignments are set by QEGS and matched to local and learner needs.
Assignment - Set and marked internally: 9 units
Task - Set and marked by Pearson: 3 units
Written Exam - Set and marked by Pearson: 1 unit

Future opportunities

The course is the equivalent of three A-Levels and is seen by universities and employers as equivalent in rigour and UMS points as the more traditional route of A-Levels.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 23 December 2016

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