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Business & Enterprise Btec National Diploma at Walthamstow Academy

Course description

The Business & Enterprise Department is a team of dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic teachers who have all worked in the Business World. We combine excellent teaching with real life experience to enthuse and engage students about Business; we present Business as a truly vocational and relevant subject. The excellent results gained by the department each year indicate our dedication to achieving the best from our students.

At Walthamstow Academy the Business & Enterprise Department aims to develop the skills of Young people to ensure they can become the successful entrepreneurs of the future. Through fun, exciting projects, students develop skills in many areas including:

  • Enterprise Skills
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Presentation Skills

These transferable skills can then be applied to a wide range of careers and make our students more employable as well preparing them to become great employers themselves.

Course content

The course consists of a number of units that are assessed through coursework assignments. The units taught cover the whole range of business topics from Accounting to Marketing. The course is practical and students are encouraged to develop research and planning skills for themselves. Lessons involve individual research and the compilation of a portfolio of work that is continuously assessed. Students choose a range of businesses they are interested in which makes the course very relevant. Presentations and group work are often used on this dynamic course.


Final grades are determined on students’ coursework over the whole course. In Year 12 the students have started the New NQF BTEC National Business which includes 2 controlled assessments and 1 written exam. However, this course remains to have a large percentage of the grade based on coursework compared to the equivalent A Level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Walthamstow Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 December 2016
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