Business Studies

Mrs J Welsh (Curriculum Lead & Pastoral Lead for Year 9)

 

At Savio Salesian College, Year 10 and 11 students are working towards achieving a BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise. 

The BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise engages students on a theoretical and practical level.  The qualification enables our students to develop their technical skills, such as market research skills, planning, promotional and financial skills using realistic work scenarios, and personal skills, (such as monitoring own performance, time management and problem solving) through a practical and skills-based approach to learning and assessment.

To successfully achieve this qualification, students will complete 2 internally assessed pieces of coursework and 1 externally assessed exam.

Component 1

Exploring enterprises

 

Internally assessed

 

Our students will examine different local enterprises to develop their knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneurs. We currently have close links with 3 local businesses but would love to hear from any local entrepreneurs that are willing to get involved and support our students.

Component 2

Planning for and pitching an enterprise activity

 

Internally assessed

 

Our students will individually select an idea for a micro-enterprise activity to plan and pitch. They will individually pitch their business plan for their idea to an audience and then use the feedback to review their plan and pitch.

Component 3

Promotion and finance for enterprise

 

Externally assessed

 

Our student will learn how to analyse and interpret information in relation to an enterprise and to make recommendations on strategies to use to improve the performance of the enterprise.