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    We are in easy reach from various methods of transport:

    94, 237, 266. 207, 260, 283, 228

    Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith and City Line), Ravenscourt Park (District Line)

    Limited parking is available at Hammersmith Academy. Visitors are encouraged to travel via public transport.

    Should you choose to travel by car please be advised that on street parking is available at a cost of £1.10 per half hour (as of April 2013) chargeable between the hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm (Mon-Fri).

    Hammersmith Academy
    25 Cathnor Road
    W12 9JD

    t: 020 8222 6000
    f: 0208 222 6728



Business BTEC


Business BTEC

Exam board: Edexcel

The course focuses initially upon the role of the entrepreneur and the challenges facing business start-ups. Students will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The experience gained will facilitate the understanding of business theories through seeing them in practice and in practical situations.

Further, students will develop awareness that business behaviours can be studied from the perspectives of a range of stakeholders including customers, shareholders and employees. In addition, learners will consider the economic, environmental, ethical, legal, social and technological issues associated with business activity.

The course provides a solid and varied business knowledge and is good preparation for a variety of business careers. The course is also a practical one and is assessed through individual pieces of coursework which are set for each unit.

The BTEC Certificate, completed in Year 12, is recognised as equivalent to one AS Level. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary

Diploma, completed in Year 13, is recognised as equivalent to one A Level. Both attract UCAS points as such.

Key Learning Topics:

AS Level (Year 1)

Unit 1: The Business Environment

Unit 2: Business Resources

Unit 3: Introduction to Marketing

A2 Level (Year 2)

Unit 4: Business Communication

Unit 5: Business Accounting

Unit 6: Recruitment and Selection in Business

This course is 100% coursework. You will be tested with an examination at the end of each unit and these take place during June.

Entry requirements

8 or more GCSEs at grades 9-4, including grade 5  in English and Mathematics.

If Business has been studied at GCSE or BTEC Level 2, this will be an advantage.