Sigma Sixth Tendring Course Guide

BTEC LEVEL 3 BUSINESS “The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” Peter Drucker BusinessStudiesprovides transferableskills allowing students a smooth transition fromaneducational environment to a work environment, by providing an insight to a multitude of business sectors and departments. The curriculum is a blend of theory and real-life application of how businesses react and adapt and we purposefully sequence knowledge that enables our students to analyse supply and demand, creating innovative solutions in response. Students learn the detail underpinning business ownership, operations, human resources, marketing, finance and how they react to external influences such as the economy, competition, globalisation and legislation. This ensures the bedrock of knowledge for successful businesses to succeed in competitive markets. CURRICULUM STATEMENT Students studying business will develop a range of life skills including: enhancing team working, problem solving, independent learning and communication skills whilst instilling confidence in our students to make themselves stand out in a competitive working environment. Students will take a proactive part in their studies by maintaining a good understanding of current affairs and applying this to their studies on the impact of the external environment on business. The course intends to nurture students’ creative side in developing marketing and promotional campaigns, planning and pitching a business idea whilst also developing their financial acumen when it comes to understanding personal finance in the form of; mortgages, lending, savings and investments. Students will also have the opportunity to partake in employment interviews and hone their CV and interview skills in order to be in a strong position to gain employment or continue into higher education. COURSE CONTENT Students need to have achieved a minimum of 4 grades 4-9 incl. English and maths. ENTRY CRITERIA