Welcome to the Business and Computing Department. We offer a range of subjects that allow students to prepare for further education and the world of work. Please feel free to browse our page for further information.
Type of course: BTEC Technical Award
How is the course assessed?
3 x internally assessed portfolios worth 75% of the course
1 x externally assessed assignment worth 25% of the course
What topics / units will you study?
Unit 1- The Business Enterprise Environment
Unit 2 - Researching a concept for a new or revised product or service
Unit 3 - Promoting and financing an enterprise idea
Unit 4 - Planning and pitching an enterprise idea
Who would this course suit? What skills do you need ?
People who enjoy practical hands on approach to studying. Someone who can work meticulously, works well on their own and in groups, likes debating and discussing issues, and enjoys researching and keeping up to date with the news.
What trips/ activities will you be involved in?
The Mosaic Enterprise Challenge, enterprise activities in school, visits to The Sharp Project, The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and Manchester United enterprise events.
What college courses/job opportunities would this help you follow in the future?
Business Studies A Level, Economics A Level. Hospitality, management, retail, sales, customer service and many other careers. A Business Studies degree at university.
How will this course help you to get a job?
Employers like applicants who can demonstrate a wide range of business skills. The course will help you to understand a range of career paths as well as the role of different departments within a business.
Who can you speak to for more information or if you have any questions?
Mr Grimshaw or Mrs Fiddler in 2W13
What do students who are currently studying this subject think?
Piotr Ejgierd, "Business helps me look towards the future.”