Year 9 Choices
Business Enterprise - BTEC
The BTEC Tech Award in Business Enterprise is a new KS4 qualification specially designed for 14-16 year olds to be taken alongside their GSCEs. A BTEC Tech Award is the equivalent grade to a GCSE and is accepted by colleges for entry onto further higher level courses. It is an excellent way for students to gain invaluable work related skills; vital in this ever increasingly competitive job market.
BTEC Tech Award is assessed through a series of on-going assignments and an external assessment that students can re-sit if need be, to ensure they achieve their full potential. This is another reason why BTEC Tech Award Business Enterprise is appealing to learners of all abilities, from grade 9-1. Students need to challenge themselves and gain new skills as they mature throughout KS4. Enterprise encourages students to become independent learners, gaining experience of work related skills by working on interactive projects, buying and selling products, customer service, marketing, setting up a business, finance and budgeting, to name but a few.
It is not an easy course and pushes students to challenge themselves. It is however, a very rewarding course and students gain a real sense of pride when they see the achievements of their hard work.
Do take BTEC Tech Award Business Enterprise if you want to develop independent research skills, analyse your findings, create and develop high level, professional business presentation skills. Do take Business if you are creative and think ‘outside the box’, want to develop skills on how to market your product and service ideas. Do take Business is you want to learn about business finance, learn how to monitor a budget, cash flow, complete a break-even chart, calculate a profit and loss report and many more invaluable transferable skills your future employer will be extremely impressed with.
Components studied include Dragon’s Den style topics, testing student’s enterprise and leadership skills when students plan & pitch for a micro enterprise activity and then operate & review the success.
Components studied include:
1. Exploring Enterprises
2. Planning for and Running and Enterprise
3. Promotion and Finance for Enterprise
Choose Business as an option only if you are prepared to try something new and challenge yourself. BTEC Tech Award Business Enterprise is an exciting qualification only available for you to study at KS4 but will help you develop skills that will support your future studies and future career path.