Key contemporary developments in the labour market such as digital technology, big data and the impact of globalisation are considered within the business curriculum. Opportunities to interact with industry are firmly embedded in the curriculum and students have regular opportunities to apply key employability skills in both the classroom and in the wider work-related opportunities that being a business student offers.
Subject Intent: Why Business?
What will I study?
- Exploring business
- Developing a marketing campaign
- Personal and business finance
- Managing an event
- Recruitment and selection
- Corporate social responsibility
- Investigating customer service
- Work experience in business
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What are lessons like in this subject?
In BTEC Business, we ensure that our lessons allow opportunities for learners to practice developing employability skills. Lessons build on real-life examples to help learners see theory in practice. In the past, we have had guest speakers from Morrisons, and we have also visited Cadbury World, Hull University and the Bank of England in London to further learners’ knowledge and understanding of the business world. We have a range of IT suites to use for lessons and Microsoft Teams will be used as a library of resources to help aid independent learning in this subject.
BTEC Business is an interesting course. My personal favourite module was creating a marketing campaign. I used be really shy doing presentations but I started to build confidence due to teachers supporting me including my classmates. In my opinion all the staff in the business department are really helpful and supportive. I would 100% recommend this course.
Khushman Singh, Castleford Academy