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Blackfen School for Girls

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Business BTEC


Extended Certificate

Exam board: Edexcel

Why study this subject:

In the BTEC National units there are opportunities during the teaching and learning phase to give learners practice in developing employability skills. The three main categories of employability skills developed during this course are:

· cognitive and problem-solving skills: use of critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, use of systems and technology

· intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation

· interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development.


1 Exploring Business 90 Mandatory Internal coursework

2 Developing a Marketing Campaign 90 Mandatory Synoptic External

3 Personal and Business Finance 120 Mandatory External

23  The English Legal System

How will I be assessed: 

Unit 1 is Internally Assessed. 

Unit 2: A task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions. Learners will be provided with a case study two weeks before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research. The supervised assessment period is a maximum of three hours and can be arranged over a number of sessions in a period timetabled by Pearson. This unit is worth 70 marks.

Unit 3:  2 hour written examination set by  Pearson worth 100 marks.

Unit 23: is internally assessed

Future course and possible careers:

Business is a subject that affects everyone, in every day of their lives.  It is a very useful qualification for any career choice but will be particularly useful if you want to work in an office, be a manager or run your own business in the future.