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Business, BTEC National Extended Certificate (level 3) at Wrotham School

Course description

This is a two year course which will result in a single A Level. This can be taken in a combination with other level 3 courses (including A level, IB and vocational).

If taken in combination with two IB courses and a vocational or A level course, students will be taking the IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career-related Pathway).

Course content

Students will complete four units:


Unit 1 Exploring Business (set and marked internally)

In this Unit students explore two different businesses to understand the reasons why they are successful using a range of comparative analysis tools.

Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign (3 hour Task set and marked by Pearson)

This unit covers the development of marketing campaigns and will be assessed through the completion of a pre-seen case study set in exam conditions.

Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance (2 hour Written Exam and marked by Pearson)

Both personal and business finance are crucial aspects of management required to ensure success. This unit not only develops student’s knowledge of business finance but also assists them in understanding how to manage their own finances.

Unit 22 Market Research (set and marked internally)

This unit of coursework contributes to the learning required for Unit 2. Student will investigate two businesses and the market research they complete in order to ensure that they remain successful.

Entry requirements

Merit or above in a BTEC or 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above. Previous study of business is not essential.


58% examinations/external assessment; 42% coursework. 

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Future opportunities

The IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career-related Pathway) is globally recognised and accepted by universities around the world. Some competitive university courses ask for specific IB subjects to have been studied as part of the Baccalaureate programme of study. We recommend that you research current grade requirements for that subject on and filter for the International Baccalaureate.

This qualification in business provides an excellent progression route into employment or university as it covers a number of specific business related subjects such as marketing, finance, economics and the business environment. The level 3 BTEC attracts UCAS points and a table that compares it with A level grades can be found on our website by clicking here

Further information

Deadlines are crucial on this course for both coursework and exam related study and so students will be expected to complete up to 5 hours’ worth of homework and research related tasks outside of the classroom building upon the skills required for progression onto either university or employment. At the end of the course, students will be awarded either a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two years
  • Course code: Bs
  • Number of planned places: 50