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Key Stage 4 Business Studies

You will become highly knowledgeable in terms of what goes on in the world of business and will grow in confidence regarding setting up a business of your own.  The underpinning knowledge and understanding, practical and vocational skills gained will also provide you with an excellent platform for entry into a range of Level 3 courses in Business such as BTEC or AS/A2 Business.  The Level 2 BTEC is a great starting point for future job opportunities in Finance, Human Resource Management, Production, Marketing, Retail, Customer Services or Sales.  The BTEC Award in Business provide students with the fundamental foundations and skills needed for any job connected to business and will also provide students with the key skills needed for any job connected to business.

The Level 2 First Award in Business Studies is equivalent to one GCSE at grades A*-C for students who obtain pass, merit, distinction or distinction* level.  This is a vocational course in which students will learn about real businesses and carry out current research to develop examples in their work.  Students gain skills of communication, note-taking, presentation, research, analysis and independent learning, valued by employers and academic institutions alike.  At Bishop Thomas Grant we cover units on business purposes, organisation, finance, customer relations and communication.  All units are assessed through the completion of coursework.