Key Stage 4

In Year 9 and beyond the curriculum consists of the units outlined below. These cover a range of business related topics with assessments throughout the year that focus on the key skills needed to complete BTEC tasks in Year 10/11. Pupils will develop their strengths in these key areas before moving each half term onto another focussed set of skills in preparation for coursework beginning at the end of the year.

Assessment: All assessments are completed in lessons in order to build up vital skills required for success at BTEC level. Pupils are made aware of what they are being assessed on and how they are assessed during each learning activity.  These assessments are based on 3 Assessment Objectives (AO’s) which have been devised from the BTEC First Award specification, a copy if which can be found at the front of your child’s exercise book.

Business BTEC is assessed through the completion of 3 mandatory units of coursework plus one computer based exam. The coursework has been organised across the 2 years in the best way possible to facilitate all learners achieving the best possible results.


Unit 3 Promoting a Brand Coursework task (25%)
Unit 2 Finance Exam (25%)
Unit 7 Providing a Business Support (25%)
Unit 2 Finance Exam (25%) Second attempt
Unit 1 Investigating the Business Environment (25%)

The following table shows the topics studied;

9 Marketing (competition) and Ownership Finance Trial Coursework task - Branding
10 Marketing/Unit 3 Promoting a Brand Finance Exam Unit 7 Business Support Aim A/B
11 Unit 7 Business Support/Finance preparation (December) Finance Exam/Unit 1 Investigating Business Environment Aim A Unit 1 Investigating Business Environment Aim B/C