Business and Enterprise (BTEC)

In Business you will be expected to take an interest in local and global business events and issues. The subject requires quite extensive reading and writing in response to business problems. An ability to handle numerical data is also required. It is unlikely that you will have studied the subject before, and this is not a requirement as the course assumes that you have no previous knowledge. A willingness to work hard and to take an interest in current events is obviously an essential requisite of success.

Entrepreneurship is about being able to face failure, manage failure and succeed after failing.


Business and Enterprise is not offered at KS3


During KS4 you will have the opportunity to learn about how real businesses work. You will study how large and small businesses operate and how they are successful, how they adapt to change, how essential ICT is to their success and how it used to support the growth of the businesses. The five main areas of study are production, marketing, accounting and finance, human resources, and business activity in the changing environment.


Business and Enterprise enable a learner-centred approach to education, with a flexible, unit-based structure and knowledge applied to project-based assessments. You will not complete a final examination at the end of year 12 and 13. Students will complete chosen units that will be assessed through continuous assessment such as assignments and presentations.

BTEC addresses these needs by offering:

A range of BTEC qualification sizes, each with a clear purpose, so that there is something to suit each learner’s choice of study programme and progression plans.
Assessments and projects chosen to help learners progress; this means that some assessments and projects are set by you to meet local needs, while others are set by Pearson, ensuring a core of skills and understanding common to all learner. Some of the areas students will explore are: Enterprise, intrapreneurship, business finance, Human resource management, Marketing and Market research.

Head of Department - Mr. Sean