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BTEC Business Studies

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Course Details
Type of Qualifcation: BTEC
Exam Board: Pearson
Requirements: TBC
Course Content

Year 1

Unit 1 Exploring Business

Exploring the features of different business to see how they are organised and how they are successful. The environment and markets in which businesses operate is also investigated and considered.

Internal Assessment 90 Credits

Unit 3

Personal & Business Finance

Understanding why money is important to both individuals and businesses. Looking at accounting terminology and be able to make and evaluate financial decisions in real life situations. (This is a written exam of 2 hours comprising 100 marks).

External Assessment 120 Credits



Year 2

Unit 27

Work Experience in Business

In this unit you will investigate and take part in opportunities for work related learning in Business. This offers students the chance to carefully plan, engage in and reflect on their work experience at SPH Sixth Form in a detailed and thoughtful manner. Students will gain valuable insight into the world of work and their role within their chosen organisation.

Internal Assessment 60 credits

Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign

Learn about Marketing principles and how to apply them. You will investigate and develop marketing campaigns that are based on research data and information. (This is a synoptic unit which means that you have to apply knowledge from across the qualification to your work. A case study will be provided in advance and students will then prepare and sit the task under supervised conditions).

External Assessment 90 Credits

Style Of Assessment

The course comprises of 4 units of study, 3 of which are mandatory and 2 of which are externally assessed. These units cover a wide range of business topics including marketing, finance, business environment and management career prospects.

Whose kind of course?

Why study a Diploma in Business Studies?

The course is the National Foundation Diploma, which is the equivalent of one and a half A Levels. The course uses a learner centred approach to study, with the main assessment style being project based. Practical and thinking skills are both developed throughout the course, fully preparing students for the world of work or higher education.

 


Career Prospects
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BTEC Computer Studies

The subjects and transferable skills taught in Computing directly relate to the world of work and would help you to continue with further studies in both Engineering and Computer Science at university.

Without further study, the course would equip you for roles like:
• Service Desk Analyst
• IT User Support Technician
• Trainee Applications Support Developer
• Trainee Software Developer
• Trainee Web Developer

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Course Details
Type of Qualifcation: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate
Exam Board: Pearson
Requirements: None
Course Content
Year 1
Unit 1 Principles of Computer Science

This unit covers the principles that underpin all areas of computer science. It will develop your computational-thinking skills and you will apply those skills to solve problems
120 Hours External Exam

Option Unit
The qualification includes a choice of optional units, including:
• Unit 11: Digital Graphics and Animation
• Unit 15: Games and Website Development.
• Unit 17: Mobile Apps Development
60 Hours Internally Assessed work

Year 2
Unit 2 Fundamentals of Computer Systems

Learners study the fundamental principles of how computer systems work, including the role of hardware and software, the way components of a system work together and how data in a system is used.
90 Hours External Exam

Unit 7 IT Systems Security and Encryption
Learners will study IT system security threats and the methods used to protect against them. Learners undertake activities to protect IT systems from security threats, including data encryption.
90 Hours Internally Assessed work

Style Of Assessment
TBC
Whose kind of course?
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Computing is equivalent in size to one A Level. It is aimed at post 16 learners who are interested in an initial introduction to study of the ICT sector at Level 3 alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, but not necessarily in computing.

It allows learners to gain fundamental knowledge and skills in computing from which they can progress to broader or more specialist study at Level 3. The qualification can be taken in combination with A Levels or other vocational qualifications to meet progression requirements.
Career Prospects
The subjects and transferable skills taught in Computing directly relate to the world of work and would help you to continue with further studies in both Engineering and Computer Science at university.

Without further study, the course would equip you for roles like:
• Service Desk Analyst
• IT User Support Technician
• Trainee Applications Support Developer
• Trainee Software Developer
• Trainee Web Developer
BTEC Performing Arts (Dance)

In addition to the performing arts sector-specific content, this qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop all-round performance skills and transferable skills such as self-confidence, self-presentation, personal discipline, time management and organisational skills which are highly regarded by higher education and employers. Other skills essential for further study include research, independent learning, extended writing, sourcing, evaluating information and drawing conclusions which are covered in the development of the units included across this course. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for degree courses when taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications such as A-Levels. BTEC Dance can lead to degree courses in Dance, Performing Arts and Education, professional performance work, community work and therapy courses.

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Course Details
Type of Qualifcation: BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts
Exam Board: Pearson
Requirements: Grade 4 at GCSE is recommended
Course Content

Three Mandatory Units – Internal/External 

Investigating Practitioners work (E) – Two part task set by exam board

1. Written preparation task issued 4 weeks before a timetabled session for part 2
2. Part 2 written controlled assessment

Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance (I) – Three part task

1. Presentation
2. Practical Performance / Performance Logs

Group Performance Workshop (E)

1. Performance Choreography
2. Digital Process Logs

One Optional Unit to be covered over the 2 years from the following (internally assessed)

Classical Ballet Technique / Tap Dance Technique / Jazz Dance Technique / Street Dance Technique / Contemporary Dance Technique / Healthy Dancer / Choreography of Live Performance / Improvisation / Movement in Performance / Physical Theatre Techniques


Four parts will make up the student’s chosen unit

1. Report / Presentation
2. Recorded Logs
3. Final Performance
4. Performance Logs
Style Of Assessment

Internal and External assessments carried out:

Mandatory 83%

External 58%

 

Course work based

Written and Practical based External assessments

 

Graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction for each unit.

Whose kind of course?
Dance AS and A2 will suit you if you:
• have a genuine interest in performance and choreography • are willing to participate in performance, develop your own choreographic devices and be involved in discussion regard-ing professional works
• wish to develop your analytical and evaluative skills
• enjoy working both independently and as part of a team.
• wish to analyse the choreography and performance of at least 5 professional works

Stretch and challenge – Aiming for A*
In order to challenge the students, they will be given the opportunity to complete regular extension work within lessons and degree-level tasks. They will also be able to experience workshops led by professional dance companies.
Career Prospects
In addition to the performing arts sector-specific content, this qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop all-round performance skills and transferable skills such as self-confidence, self-presentation, personal discipline, time management and organisational skills which are highly regarded by higher education and employers. Other skills essential for further study include research, independent learning, extended writing, sourcing, evaluating information and drawing conclusions which are covered in the development of the units included across this course. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for degree courses when taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications such as A-Levels. BTEC Dance can lead to degree courses in Dance, Performing Arts and Education, professional performance work, community work and therapy courses.
BTEC Sport

The subjects and transferable skills taught in BTEC sport directly relate to the world of work and would give you a competitive advantage in the sports industry. Some options would include Sports Science, Sports Psychology, Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Management, Biology, Teaching. The independent study skills developed on this course are advantageous for higher education.

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Course Details
Type of Qualifcation: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate
Exam Board: Pearson
Requirements: An interest and passion for sport and physical education. A minimum of a 4 in Science, English and Maths.
Course Content
The BTEC Sport course is all about the sporting world. It covers a range of vocational opportunities and aspects of sporting careers including the scientific anatomy and physiology about how the body works and responds to exercise in both the short and long term. The benefits of fitness training, sport, diet and nutrition on both health and fitness. It also offers the opportunity to develop practical performance, coaching skills and your understanding of the sporting industry and sports psychology.
Style Of Assessment
Mandatory Units
Unit 1- Anatomy and physiology- 90 minute written exam paper

Unit 2- Fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being- 2.5 hour written case study

Unit 3- Professional development in the sports industry- Presentation

Optional Units- Internally examined
1 unit out of the following
Unit 4- Sports leadership
Unit 5- Application of fitness testing
Unit 6- Sports psychology
Unit 7- Practical sports performance

All units will be assessed using coursework in the form of either a Powerpoint, presentation, video or written task.
Whose kind of course?
This course is designed for students who wish to continue post-16 education through applied learning in the sport sector, with the aim to progress to higher education. There are opportunities to develop employability skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, adaptability and self-development.

The course suits students who work well independently and enjoy learning about sport, the human body and health and fitness.
Career Prospects
The subjects and transferable skills taught in BTEC sport directly relate to the world of work and would give you a competitive advantage in the sports industry. Some options would include Sports Science, Sports Psychology, Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Management, Biology, Teaching. The independent study skills developed on this course are advantageous for higher education.
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