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BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business

Cottingham High School and Sixth Form College

Harland Way, Cottingham, HU16 5PX

National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Level 3
Business, Administration and Law

Course Summary


Currently delivered by Hessle Sixth Form

Who is the course aimed at?

Business A Level is attractive to students who:

Intend to develop a career in the business world

Are interested in starting their own business one day

Want to develop the business acumen and skills needed in every career

How will you learn?

Throughout the course, we aim to develop learners who exhibit initiative ideas, independence of mind, investigative skills and an ability to examine and analyse problems. These aims are met through:

Teacher led activities and interactive material to introduce new material

Regular homework tasks for consolidation

Use of dedicated text books and up to date resources

Use of past exam materials and mark schemes

Group work to produce ideas, solve problems and develop relevant skills

What will you learn?

The units studied are:

What is business?

Managers, leadership and decision making

Decision making to improve marketing performance

Decision making to improve operational performance

Decision making to improve financial performance

Decision making to improve human resource performance

Analysing the strategic position of business

Choosing strategic direction

Strategic methods: How to pursue strategies

Managing strategic change

How will you be assessed?

Three written exam papers

Each 2 hours in length

Each evenly weighted - 33.33% of A Level qualification

Enrichment activities and independent learning?

Contact with local organisations and other potential employers

Opportunities to develop a good understanding of business decision making skills

Visits to businesses

What or where next?

You could go on to study for a degree in one of the many business related courses, for example:



Accounting and Finance


Human Resources

In addition, this Level 3 qualification provides a framework of knowledge and skills that will improve employment opportunities in most sectors of industry and commerce.

More information

For more information about this course please see the specification below or contact the sixth form team.

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