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Business Studies

Business Studies

The department offers BTEC First Certificate in Business at Key Stage 4 and BTEC First Diploma in Travel & Tourism at Key Stage 5.

A range of effective teaching resources along with educational visits (Sorrento, Thorpe Park, Bristol Zoo), are used to ensure that pupils find the subject engaging and relevant.

The department has grown in recent years to reflect the growing importance of Business education, and the recognition of the skills that it brings, which are highly sought after by employers.

We carry out a range of enterprise activities both as separate events and across other subjects. We also offer the Young Enterprise programme.

BTEC Information

BTEC's are widely recognised work-related qualifications suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities.

What is a BTEC?

  • BTECs are work-related qualifications suitable for a wide range of students.
  • They're built to accommodate the needs of employers and allow progression to university.
  • They provide a practical, real-world approach to learning without sacrificing any of the essential subject theory.
  • They can be taken alongside, or in place of, GCSEs and A Levels. They can also form the knowledge component of Foundation Learning or BTEC Apprenticeships.
  • Available across a wide range of industry sectors, they're continually developed and updated to meet the needs of employers and learners.

Where can a BTEC take you?

  • BTECs have been around for nearly 30 years and their reputation is second to none.
  • They're recognised by schools, colleges, universities, employers and professional bodies across the UK and in over 100 countries worldwide.
  • They offer natural progression along a vocational path, from and to academic qualifications and university.
  • BTEC qualifications are developed with key industry representatives and sector skills councils.
  • Many industry and professional bodies offer exemptions to successful BTEC students for their own accredited qualifications.

The Business Team:
Mrs P Davies – BTEC co-ordinator