Part of the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust group of Academies

Business and Law

Business and Law

Business and Law

Mr M Smethurst - Head of Department

Mr T Pagliano

Mr S Pagliano

 

Aspects of business and law are all around us and touches our lives in so many different ways. At the Skegness Academy we provide learners with the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the subjects that will empower them to make informed choices in the future, as well as the practical skills to succeed if they choose to pursue either Business or Law as a career.

KEY STAGE 4

In Years 10 and 11 we offer the BTEC First Business.

A BTEC First Award in Business will enable learners to develop knowledge and understanding of different aspects of a range of businesses through independent enquiry, teamwork and critical thinking. The course is designed to provide an early taste of a vocational area by focusing on business start-up, the roles promotion and branding within an organisation and the development of key employability skills. Regular feedback on progress is a key feature of this course.

The course covers the following units:

  • Unit 1: Business Environment (core unit)  
  • Unit 2: Business Finance (core examined unit)
  • Unit 3: Promotion and Branding  
  • Unit 6: Retail

Assessment

Three units are assessed by coursework and one unit is assessed via an online examination. You will need to complete each unit, and you will gain a qualification equivalent to one GCSE

Progression

Learners gain a nationally recognised vocational qualification which will enable them to progress to Level 3 courses with confidence.

 

KEY STAGE 5

Entry Requirements

Students will require a minimum of five GCSE or equivalent at grade Cs (BTEC Pass) or above including Mathematics and English. A Level 2 qualification in Business is not a course requirement.

Business

The BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Business is made up of six units - four mandatory core units and two specialist units which explore particular topics in more depth.

In Year 12, all students take four core units: 

  • Unit 1: The Business Environment (core unit)  
  • Unit 2: Business Resources (core unit)
  • Unit 3: Introduction to Marketing (core unit)

In Year 13, three further units will be taken, examples are shown below: 

  • Unit 4: Business Communication (core unit)  
  • Unit 9: Creative Product Promotion*  
  • Unit 15: Career Planning in Business*
  • Unit 30: Visual merchandising in Business*
  • Unit 31: Fashion Retaililng*

* The choice of optional units is dependent on the needs, aspirations and nature of the group

Assessment

All units are coursework-based and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. The units are internally assessed and graded by teachers. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded upon successful completion of all units. Grades awarded are at Pass, Merit or Distinction level equivalent to one A level for the subsidiary Diploma and two A levels for the Diploma.

The Future

The course is vocational, helping to prepare students to enter the modern world of work, Modern Apprenticeship or to continue their studies at University. Coursework assignments are practical in nature and encompass real world learning at all times.

For further information about the syllabus visit the following web address:

www.edexcel.org.uk

Law

The BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law is made up of six units - three mandatory core units and three specialist units, which explore particular topics in more depth.

In Year 12, all students take four units: 

  • Unit 1: Dispute Solving in the Legal System (core unit)  
  • Unit 2: Understanding Law Making (core unit)  
  • Unit 3: Aspects of Legal Liability (core unit)

In Year 13, the following units are taken: 

  • Unit 4: Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
  • Unit 5: Offences against property and Police Powers  
  • Unit 10: Aspects of Family Law

Assessment

All units are coursework-based and graded, and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. The units are internally assessed and graded by teachers. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded upon successful completion of all units. Grades awarded are at Pass, Merit or Distinction level equivalent to 1 ‘A’ level.

The Future

The course is vocational helping to prepare students to enter the modern world of work, Modern Apprenticeship or to continue their studies at University. Coursework assignments are practical in nature and encompass real world learning at all times.

For further information about the syllabus visit the following web address: www.edexcel.org.uk