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How Can I Help My Child in Business Studies?

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Business Studies

Ask to see the coursework assignment that your child has been given.  They should be working on this every week at home in order to meet the deadlines and will need your support to do this.  They will need to use the computer to complete their assignment in Microsoft Word but please make sure they do not spend the time on social networking sites or just surfing the internet.  You will find PowerPoint slides and support sheets to help them on the school’s shared area in the Economics & Business folder.

Helpful Resources:

A-Level Business Studies

To be successful at A-Level your child will need to become an independent learner but they will not be one straight away and will need some help getting there.  Ask to see your child’s folder and exercise book every week so you can see the notes they are making in class.  Use this and their textbook to test them on the key definitions and calculations that will be extremely important for achieving success.  It is also helpful to encourage them to start watching and listening to the business news on TV and radio (particularly Radio 4), and to start reading business articles in newspapers.

Helpful Resources:

  • The course textbooks for AS & A2 are issued to every child – 'AQA Business Studies for AS/A2' by Malcolm Surridge et al.
  • 'Business Studies by Diagrams' (published by Oxford University Press) – an excellent resource.
  • CGP Revision Guide for AS & A2 Business Studies.
  • 'A-Z Business Studies Handbook' by Ian Marcouse.  This is especially useful for students whose first language is not English.
  • There is also a lot of free online help: 

      http://tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies

      http://www.businessed.co.uk/

 

BTEC National Diploma in Business

To be successful on the BTEC National your child will need to become an independent learner but they will not be one straight away and will need some help getting there.  Ask to see the coursework assignment that your child has been given.  They should be working on this every week at home in order to meet the deadlines and will need your support to do this.  They will need to use the computer to complete their assignment in Microsoft Word but please make sure they do not spend the time on social networking sites or an instant messenger.  You will find PowerPoint slides and support sheets to help them on the school’s shared area in the Economics & Business folder.

Helpful Resources:

  • The course textbooks which are issued to every child – 'BTEC Level 3 National Business Student Books 1 & 2' by John Bevan et al.
  • Some useful websites for students to search for all business-related topics are: 

      http://tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies

      http://www.businessed.co.uk/