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BTEC Business Programme

BTEC at Oxford Sixth Form College is suited to those who want a more practical learning experience with examinations making up a minimal amount of assessment .

Our BTEC Business students thrive in an environment that encourages practical learning. BTEC Business offers a genuinely stimulating alternative route to university for the very many people who simply don’t thrive in the exam-focused setting of A-Level studies. Our BTEC courses provide the equivalent of two or three A-Levels – and last year our students achieved exceptional results.

 

Course benefits

The BTEC Level 3 Business programme is a qualification that offers an introduction to the core areas of business. The Standard diploma is equivalent to two A-levels and is  taken over 1 year. The Extended Diploma (worth 3 A-levels) is studied over two years or five terms. The benefits of studying a BTEC include:

  • 89% coursework
  • A practical approach to learning, using real-life business examples
  • Small classes – a maximum of 10
  • Modular assessment throughout the academic year
  • Recognised by 95% of UK universities and carries the same number of UCAS points as A-Levels

Course Structure

The Standard Diploma course consists of 8 units:

  • Exploring business
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Personal & business Finance (exam)
  • Managing an event
  • International business
  • Principles of management
  • Pitching for a new business
  • Market research

The Extended Diploma course consists of 13 units:

  • Exploring business
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Personal & business finance (exam)
  • Managing an event
  • International business
  • Principles of management
  • Business decision making
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Investigating customer service
  • Creative product promotion
  • Pitching for a new business
  • Training and development
  • Market research

 

 

In 2020, 95% of our students achieved Distinction or Distinction* – equivalent to A or A* at A-Level

Download a brochure

For more information about our BTEC programme, and to find out about our other Sixth form courses you can download a brochure.

Studying at Oxford Sixth Form College

Students who join us to study BTEC are looking for the support and expertise they need to prepare for University. Some students come to us for their first Sixth Form experience, while others are looking to improve their previous grades and possibly need additional support with essay-writing or study skills. Students at Oxford Sixth Form College benefit from:

  • Flexible course options
  • Full academic and pastoral support from a Senior Tutor
  • Expert careers advice and help with UCAS applications
  • Individual attention from expert tutors within small classes
  • An enriching co-curricular programme including sports, creative clubs, excursions and more

“The BTEC course suited me so well; I always knew where I was without the pressures of exams looming over me.”

James (student 2019)

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