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Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business at Formby High School

Course description

Business is an extremely popular and successful specialist subject. Our students achieve consistently high grades in the BTEC course, with the majority of students achieving from Merit to Distinction* grades. You will work in our excellent ICT rooms with outstanding teachers to develop your knowledge of the business world. You will learn about the business environment, how businesses develop a marketing campaign, how to deal with business and personal finance and how to successfully manage recruitment and selection.

You will take part in a Stocks and Shares competition with the ultimate prize being a trip to New York. You will have one examination to revise for, two pieces of coursework to complete and one controlled assessment to undertake. This Business course is delivered by enthusiastic, experienced and innovative staff, who are ideally placed to support and motivate you to succe ed at a high level. In the most recent Ofsted inspection (March 2012), the subject area was rated as ‘ Outstanding ’ .

Course content

The course will consist of four units in order to qualify for a BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business:

  •   Exploring Business
  •   Developing a Marketing Campaign
  •   Personal and Business Finance
  •   Recruitment and Selection Process

The course will consist of 42% internal assessment, 33% written examination (Personal and Business Finance) and 25% externally assessed controlled assessment.

Entry requirements

C grade in GCSE Business (if studied)

Future opportunities

As a student with a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business, you have access to a wide range of possible careers and higher education opportunities. The subject combines well with the new Business Diploma course, Social Sciences, Humanities subjects and ICT to lead to a wide range of university courses in Business Management, Accounting, Events Management . Alternatively, you may decide to use this qualification to go directly into employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September