Business Studies

Teaching British Values through Business Studies

British Values underpin many aspects of courses that are delivered within the Business department. In Ks4 and 5 Business lessons students regularly learn about different laws in Britain and how they compare to other countries. Students know they have a voice that is listened to in Business Studies; in group activities we actively promote democratic process to vote students in certain positions or roles. We use opportunities such as general or local elections to promote fundamental British values and provide students with the opportunity to learn how to argue and defend points of view, we discuss politics, the voting system and how who is in power may affect business.


Business courses at both KS4 and 5 deliver business knowledge, understanding and skills and provide opportunities for students to develop a range of personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life and further/higher education.


BTEC Business Level 2 Award has the equivalency of 1 GCSE - this is awarded at a Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction*level (equivalent to GCSE A*-C)

Over the two years students study four units of work

BTEC Business level 2 is assesses through Portfolio submissions for three units (75%), internally assessed and one unit (25%) externally assessed by an online exam. All marks are aggregated together to gain the final award

Year 10

Unit 1 Enterprise in the Business World

Unit 2 Finance for Business. (External exam)

Year 11

Unit 3 Branding

Unit 4 Customer Service


BTEC Business Level 3 Extended Diploma has the equivalency of three A levels A*- E

The two year course is delivered over 13 units of work– 7 mandatory units and 6 optional units from a range of business specialisms.

BTEC level 3 Business is assessed through portfolio submissions of 9 units that are internally assessed accounting for 58% of the course and external examination of 4 units accounting for 42% of the course

 Unit outcomes are aggregated for final Award outcome.


Unit 1 Exploring Business (Mandatory – Internal)

Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign (Mandatory – External)

Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance (Mandatory – External)

Unit 4 Managing an Event (Mandatory – Internal)

Unit 8 Recruitment and Selection Process (Optional – Internal)

Unit 14 Investigating Customer Service (Optional – Internal)

Unit 22 Market Research (Optional – Internal)



Unit 5 International Business (Mandatory – Internal)

Unit 6 Principles of Management (Mandatory – External)

Unit 7 Business Decision Making (Mandatory – External)

Unit 19 Pitching for a New Business (Optional – Internal)

Unit 21 Training and Development   (Optional – Internal)

Unit 23 the English Legal System (Optional – Internal)