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BUSINESS STUDIES (BTEC) at Boston Spa Academy

Course description

A career in Business is not just about doing deals and making money; it is in fact one of the most varied, demanding and creative of all careers. You need the skills to understand and motivate your workforce, creativity to attract customers, and commitment to raise your start up finance and fend off your competition. If you feel that these skills are important in most careers, you are right they are, then this could be the ideal course for you, “and the future you don’t yet know”.

Course content

The BTEC Business course is a vocational course, it is a “hands on course” where you are expected to do rather than simply study business. The course is now assessed both internally and externally with the majority of the course now assessed by examiners. You will be required to complete two units in Year 12 and a further two in Year 13. Two of these will be assessed in school and two are assessed by external examiners. If you select to the study the diploma you will be required to complete four units in Year 12 and a further four in Year 13. Five of these will be assessed in school and three are assessed by
external examiners. To be successful on this course you must have good organisational skills and be able to meet regular deadlines for work. You must also demonstrate independent learning skills.

Entry requirements

5 or more standard GCSE passes (grade 4 or higher).


Internally assessed coursework - 42%
Externally assessed coursework - 25%
External exam -  33%

Future opportunities

Business has for many years been one of the most popular degree subjects and the majority of students completing this BTEC course continue their studies at university often in combination with another subject or with a particular emphasis. The world of Business is so varied that you could progress onto Marketing, Human Resource Management, Events Management, Administration, Public Relations, Leisure and Tourism, Finance,
Accountancy, Corporate Law etc. Popular joint degrees have included Business with: Languages, Law, American or European studies, Media, Design and Journalism.

Further information

For further details or guidance speak to a member of the Business Team

Telephone Boston Spa Sixth Form to make an appointment on 01937 846612



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
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