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BTEC Business Studies at Ashby School

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business aims to look 
at the questions arising in business and how decisions are made in 
business. The new Edexcel syllabus covers 4 units which are assessed 
both internally and externally during the two years of the course. 
1 Exploring business 
2) Developing a marketing campaign 
3) Personal and business finance 
4) Recruitment and selection process 
Assessment: 58% external assessment, 42% internal assessment 
Unit 1: Exploring business 25% of the qualification 
 Internal assessment - coursework 
Unit 2: Developing a marketing campaign 29% of qualification 
 External assessment – Set task 
Unit 3: Personal and business finance 29% of qualification 
 External assessment - examination 
Unit 4: Recruitment and selection process 17% of examination
Internal assessment - coursework

Entry requirements

For all Sixth Form courses, students must have five GCSE (or equivalent) 
passes at Grades A* - C, including Mathematics and English Language. 
There is no need for any prior knowledge of the subject. 
Students who have studied Business at GCSE are expected to have 
achieved a Grade C or above. The right attitude to the subject is vital along 
with an interest in current affairs, politics, industry and enthusiasm to 
know more. 

Future opportunities

Students can take this course to complement other advanced level courses 
such as Travel and Tourism or Economics. This could lead to higher 
education in areas of business studies, marketing, accounting or more 
general higher education courses. 
With further training, students may choose a career related to business 
studies, such as marketing, finance and accounting, human resources or 
public relations. 
This is a recognised qualification that would support a trainee 
management course within a company and helps students to develop the 
skills, understanding and experience to work towards management level. 
Students can go on to degree courses with either BA or BSC qualifications. 
This course gives students an opportunity to choose from a wide range of 
professions including law, finance, the Stock Market, insurance or 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year