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Business Studies Applied at Sleaford Joint Sixth form

Course description

Aims of Course

This program of study aims to equip students with the knowledge and practical skills to become an effective business practitioner. The course is designed to support the acquisition of the skills necessary to develop and launch a business enterprise. In addition, it aims to provide an understanding of what it takes to manage a business’ progression in an increasingly competitive, global and challenging business environment.

Skills Required

Students will benefit from an inquiring mind and an interest in current affairs especially in the business world. The course is underpinned by the students’ own self directed study and the creation of coursework portfolio units, which require self-discipline and an ability to write clearly and express ideas which are supported by research. A high level of student participation is expected in activities and visits. The ability to work well in private study and as a member of a team is a very big advantage on this course.

The course comprises coursework portfolio assessment (67%) and both examination and written (open book) controlled assessment (33%).

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this course students go on to study Business Studies and Management including International Business Studies in Higher education. In addition, students have taken employment and management training positions in industry across a range of sectors including the finance, manufacturing, retail and international marketing.

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have gained a BTEC Merit or GCSE, grade B in Business Studies and grade C in English and Maths. Students with a grade C may be allowed to join with strong support from the teaching staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years