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Park High School

Park High School

Business Studies

 Welcome to the Business Studies Department

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek." - Mario Andretti

Head of Department:

Mrs Sethi


Members of the Department:

Mrs Sethi

Miss Y Cinar

Each qualification has core units totalling 60 guided learning hours. These compulsory core units cover the body of content that employers and educators within the sector consider essential for 14–19-year-old learners. There are usually two contrasting types of core unit. One type focuses on essential knowledge and the other type focuses on applying essential vocational skills. One of the core units is externally assessed.

The remainder of the qualification consists of specialist units. Specialist units are sector specific and focus on a particular area within that sector.

Key Stage 4

Year 9 

Autumn Spring Summer

Promoting a Brand

Promoting a Brand

Enterprise and Finance

Promoting a Brand 

  • Learning Aim A of Unit 3 will be covered where we explore the use of branding and the promotional mix in business.
  • Learning Aim B of Unit 3 will be covered where students develop and promote a brand for a business.

Enterprise and Finance Project 

  • During this term our focus is around developing entrepreneurial skills building our knowledge around both Enterprise and Finance. 

Year 10  

The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award:

  • is a level 2 qualification; however, it is graded at Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction, Level 2 Distinction*, Level 1 and Unclassified
  • is for learners aged 14 years and over
  • is a 120 guided-learning-hour qualification (equivalent in teaching time to one GCSE)
  • has core units and optional units
  • has 25 % of the qualification that is externally assessed. Edexcel sets and marks these assessments
  • will be available on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)
  • presents knowledge in a work-related context
  • gives learners the opportunity to develop and apply skills in English and mathematics in naturally occurring, work-related contexts
  • provides opportunities for synoptic assessment. Learners will apply the skills and knowledge gained from the core units when studying the optional units.

Year 11 

Core Units:

  • Unit 1 - Enterprise in the Business World: Students have already completed and submitted learning aim A.  They are now working on completing learning aim B and C.
  • Unit 2 - Finance for Business: Students completed all the learning and sat the external examination in June whilst in year 10.  There is an opportunity to re-sit this examination in year 11.

Unit Options:

  • Unit 3 - Promoting a Brand
  • Unit 8 - Recruitment, selection and employment

Deadlines will be given to students to submit their work onto Canvas.  After work has been marked students are given a two-week window to improve and re-submit any alterations.  This work must be completed in their time; students will not be allocated any lesson time.

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

All Students must complete the two core units, and a choice of two optional units. The qualification is graded at Pass, Merit and Distinction. This is a 120 guided-learning-hour qualification, which has core and additional units. 25% of the qualification is externally assessed, 75% of the qualification is internally assessed where students are required to complete a series of assignments. After work has been marked students are given a two week window to improve and re-submit any alterations.  This work must be completed in their time; students will not be allocated any lesson time.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Examination Board :


Course Specification:

Edexcel  600/4786/0

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business

Qualification obtained:

BTEC Level 1 First Award in Business

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Business

Useful Websites:                               

Useful Reading Material:

BTEC First Business: Student Book by Ms Carol Carysforth, Mr Mike Neild, Karen Glencross, Ms Lisa Chandler-Corris 

BTEC First in Business Revision Workbook (BTEC First Business)

BTEC First in Business Revision Guide (BTEC First Business)

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business

Additional information:

To be confirmed

Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 0208 952 2803

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