Head of subject: Mrs S Sutton
Welcome to Business and Skills Department. The world of Business and Enterprise is fast-paced and demanding. Here at the North East Wolverhampton Academy, we endeavour to develop a vast range of transferable skills with our Learners, so that they not only leave to be employable citizens, but also active individuals; able to question and make changes in the wider world around them. This faculty is staffed by well-qualified, enthusiastic individuals, keen to equip Learners with not only principle business knowledge, but also the vital thinking skills that will help them to become key business movers and shakers in the future.
Students can choose between a Business Pathway or an Enterprise Pathway. Courses presently offered include:
All programmes help to prepare students for employment or for further study at Post 16.
This course will provide you with underpinning knowledge of the different types of business organisations and the activities carried out by them.
It is particularly suitable if you are interested in gaining knowledge and understanding of a range of business areas to include: Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and Organisational Structure.
You will study a range of modules, including:
The BTEC qualifications in business subjects should encourage students to be inspired, moved and challenged by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and gain an insight into related sectors. The BTECs should prepare students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business.
|1||Enterprise in the Business World||Internal||30|
|2||Finance for Business||External||30|
|3||Promoting a Brand||Internal||30|
|4||Principles of Customer Service||Internal||30|
|5||Sales and Personal Selling||Internal||30|
|6||Introducing Retail Business||Internal||30|
|7||Providing Business Support||Internal||30|
|8||Recruitment, Selection and Employment||Internal||30|
You will be assessed through coursework which is worth 75% of the final THE BTEC grade and through one Examination worth 25% of the final THE BTEC grade.
Progression on from this course includes moving on to study AS/A Level Business or Applied Business or other L3 studies, such as BTEC National Introductory Diploma.
Business management, Human Resource Officers, Marketing etc.
Our Learners participate in many additional activities that encourage them to develop confidence, as well as vital experiences that will help to open doors to future opportunities.
Events that students have participated in recently include:
For more information about this subject please contact Mrs S Sutton.
Year groups taught: Year 9 to Year 11
The Edexcel Workskills provides the students with the essential employability skills for success on other future courses and during their working life, coupled with an accredited qualification at either level 1 or 2 where appropriate.
This qualification offers imaginative ways of accrediting activities by promoting and recording a wide range of personal qualities, abilities and achievements, as well as developing important employability skills that all employers are looking for. This allows opportunities to include activities both inside and outside of school.
Examples of possible units are:
Each of the bullet points listed above can be located across the following subsections:
All of the above units are undertaken by the students; however the ordering of the units is dependent on the interest of the group providing some flexibility of delivery. Depending on how many units a student completes will determine whether they achieve a BTEC level 2 Award, Certificate or Extended Certificate.
The assessment tool for this qualification is portfolio building.
The Edexcel Workskills provides the students with the essential employability skills for success on other future courses and during their working life
Our Learners participate in many additional activities that encourage them to develop confidence, as well as vital experiences that will help to open doors to future opportunities. Events that students have participated in recently include:
Mrs S Sutton.
If you would like further information about the courses being offered at the academy, then please feel free to contact one of the Business and Enterprise team, or alternatively follow the links below to find details of the course specifications on the exam board websites. These links can also provide you with access to past examination papers that you can use to aid your child in their revision.