Y8 Parents Evening
DATE CHANGE: Please note that the date for the Y8 Parents’ Evening has been moved from from Wednesday 13th February to Thursday 7th March 16:00 - 19:00.
Change to Autumn half term holiday 2019
From next academic (starting September 2019) APA will move to a two week October half term holiday. Please be assured there will be no loss to teaching time as we would return to school straight after the August bank holiday and break up one day later for Christmas. To view the new dates please click here
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)