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Business BTEC level 3 Diploma at Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School

Course description

This BTEC encourages students to develop an understanding of how business works in the real world. The students discover the problems and opportunities faced by local, national and international businesses. Emphasis is placed on realistic business contexts throughout, meaning that students develop an understanding of how various business functions such as marketing, finance, human and physical resources work together, as part of a cohesive business.
The aim of the year 12 units is to encourage investigation, and to support a highly active, student-centred approach. The year 13 units require a decision-making approach, encouraging students to consider management decisions and their impact on business.
The BTEC Diploma is equivalent to 2 A levels.

Course content

Unit 1: Exploring Business (coursework)

Unit 2: Developing a marketing campaign (externally assessed)

Unit 4: Managing an Event (coursework)

Unit 6: Principles of Management (externally assessed)

Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance (examination)

Unit 14: Customer Service (coursework)

Unit 5: International Business (coursework)

Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection (coursework)

Entry requirements

Applicants to the Sixth Form need to have achieved a minimum of five full GCSEs at grade C or above as well as the entry requirements for the individual course:

It is not necessary to have studied any business-related GCSE.
If girls have studied GCSE Business or Applied GCSE it is recommended that they have achieved a C grade.
Girls should have achieved a GCSE pass at grade C in English and Mathematics.

Further information

Career Ready UK is an initiative aimed at those students who are interested in pursuing a career in business. It represents the formation of a business school within the sixth form, and offers a framework for students to develop their business skills. To be part of this scheme, students must opt to take two business-related qualifications including: BTEC Business or BTEC IT; or A Levels in Business, ICT, Economics or IFS (The Double Business option can only be counted as one business subject). The Career Ready programme is particularly designed to motivate young people who have not yet realised their potential. Students are invited to apply in writing and if short listed, an interview will take place to ensure the best candidates are chosen for this programme.
Career Ready students will receive a programme of enrichment activities aimed at developing employability skills, business knowledge and self-esteem. Key to the Career Ready experience is the paid student internship: an industry placement for up to 6 weeks, earned through an interview. In addition there is the opportunity for every student to be mentored by someone from business, allowing them to reflect their learning to an adult other than a teacher. The programme will also involve various trips to business institutions and access to successful business role models. Students will be invited to a launch evening from which a formal selection process will take place. If students are successful they will be invited onto this prestigious programme. Over the past 10 years 98 students have benefited from this programme many going onto University to study business related subjects or entering the world of work after their A Level studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2016
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