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The Adeyfield Academy

Business, Enterprise

Key Stage 4

BTEC Technical Level 1/2 Award in Enterprise

Exam Board: Pearson 

Aim of Course:

This qualification is for students who would like to develop knowledge and skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, behaviours and skills related to researching, planning, pitching and reviewing an enterprise ideas. This qualification covers a wide range of areas including market research skills, planning, promotional and financial skills using realistic work scenarios, and personal skills, (such as monitoring own performance, time management and problem solving) through a practical and skills-based approach to learning and assessment.

Course Content

There are 3 units of study for this course. These are:

  • Exploring Enterprises
  • Planning and Pitching an Enterprise Activity
  • Promotion and Finance in Enterprise

Mode of Assessment

There is a mixture of assessment. Two units are assessed through a portfolio of coursework, developed around the students’ interests. The third unit is assessed through an external exam which is taken in Year 10 with a retake opportunity in Year 11.   

Key Stage 5

BTEC Extended Certificate in Business

Exam Board: Pearson

Level of Course: 3

Aim of Course:

This course will give an underlying in-depth knowledge of various Business topics in a genuine vocational context. It will develop transferable business skills including researching and selecting information, writing skills, working on your own as well as in teams, decision-making, problem solving, being creative, analytical and evaluative skills.

Course Content:

This course emphasises vocational, practical contexts with a range of areas to study.  There are three mandatory units which are:

  •             Exploring Business - Coursework
  •             Developing a Marketing Campaign - Exam
  •             Personal and Business Finance - Exam

There is one optional unit to study which would be one of the following and is a piece of coursework, developing an area of interest:

  • The English Legal System
  • Work Experience in Business
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Customer Service
  • Market Research
  • Employment Law
  • Cost and Management Accounting

There may be opportunities to study two further units to claim the 1 ½ A Levels for students wishing to further expand their Business knowledge (the Foundation Diploma). These options can include event management, accounting, pitching and law. For some students, there is the opportunity to study the Double BTEC which is the equivalent of 2  A Levels. Under this qualification, student would also study International Business, a very topical subject in the current climate.

Mode of Assessment:

Students complete a series of tasks set in work-related scenarios which is tailored to local industry needs. Students complete, in controlled conditions, a task tackling an everyday challenge; some tasks also draw on pre-released information. There is also one externally assessed test to increase the rigour of the BTEC course.                                                   

Get in touch

Miss Sam Rogers, School Business Manager

Hemel Hempstead

(01442) 406020