A Level / BTEC Results Day
A-Level and BTEC Results Day 2018 will be published Thursday 16th August
School will open from 10am-2pm for students to pick up their results in person.
Unfortunately we are unable to provide grades to friends or family members so transcripts will remain in school until students are able to come and collect them.
Preparation for Results Day
Students should ensure that contact details are up to date on UCAS as universities may need to contact them.Students should check their UCAS (track) account from 8am on the morning of Thursday 16th. If they are holding conditional offers they will be able to see whether or not they have been accepted into their chosen university.
Clearing and Adjustment
Where students feel that their current offer is not the right one for them or they do not meet its conditions they can elect to go into Clearing. Clearing places tend to fill up very quickly on results day so students should check the availability of courses in advance. Staff will be on hand to support conversations with universities on results day.
Where students have done better than anticipated they can go through Adjustment. This means that they can hold their firm offer while searching, through Clearing, for a more competitive course. Again, it is essential that students research the availability of courses in advance. Students can search for courses here: https://www.ucas.com/clearing-launch
Apprenticeships and Employment
We are on hand throughout the summer to support those students who have decided to go on to an apprenticeship or into employment. If you would like to book an appointment with our destinations manager please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Unit 1 Enterprise in the Business World
Unit 2 Finance for Business. (External exam)
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)