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Business BTEC Level 3 at Kennet School

Course description

The course is the equivalent of taking two A Levels in Business Studies, but is an exciting alternative to traditional A Level courses. The course stresses the practical application of ideas and concepts. All work is based on real world business. The course gives students a valuable insight into how businesses operate and helps them acquire many practical and useful life skills.

Course content

At times you will be taught and learn as in any other A level subject. However, the course largely involves a variety of practical aspects, such as carrying out research tasks, giving presentations, visits to local business and so on. The course features a work experience placement lasting a week. As with the traditional A level, our students study all the main areas of business. We cover work on marketing, human resources and finance, etc. However, the topics are approached in a practical rather than theoretical or abstract fashion. So, for example, students will be devising their own marketing and promotion campaigns or assessing a real business’s communication systems and use of resources.

Entry requirements

The course requires a minimum of 5 grade A*-C GCSEs including Mathematics and English at grade 5.


Our students study 8 units across two years, and each unit is made up of a number of assignments, each one targeting Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* criteria. A range of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, each one developing and stretching the skills required in the business world. In the past, students have created presentations, films, reports, articles and leaflets. There is one exam in the summer of Year 12 on Business and Personal finance.

Future opportunities

Students have gained enormous benefit from this type of course in terms of exam results, gaining university places, training opportunities and acquiring excellent employment positions. This course will equip you well for both the world of work and higher education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kennet School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years