Business & ICT
The Business and ICT curriculum area offers a wide range of BTEC and A-level subjects at Post 16 to engage and enthuse students.
Our A-level in Business contains modules about marketing, managing people and finance, understanding business activities and developing business strategies, and globalisation and the structure of global business. It is assessed through challenging written examinations which are taken only in the summer of each year.
Our BTEC National Extended Certificate in ICT is equivalent to one A-level and focuses on the IT systems in use in modern society that manage and share information. Students also study how social media platforms are used in modern business and how websites are developed and for what purposes. This qualification contains a lot of coursework, although there is also a written examination paper every year.
Our BTEC National Diploma in Business (8 units of study, equivalent to two A-levels) and Extended Diploma (13 units, equivalent to three A-levels) is also mostly assessed through coursework set to tight deadlines, with fewer written exam papers than for A-level. These courses aim to give students a broad understanding of the modern business environment and units focus on a wide range of topics: marketing, recruitment and selection, principles of management, event management, market research and so on.
The new building allows us to have state-of-the-art facilities to enrich the classroom teaching and learning which takes place in these subjects. We also run many programmes outside the classroom. Every summer we offer the ‘Business Apprentice Residential’ challenge for business students; there are trips to Barcelona, or Disneyland, Paris every year, and a programme of Guru Lectures from guest speakers such as Barclay’s Wealth and Yougov.
BTEC Business website