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We are offering GCE Applied Business Studies and also BTEC National Business
For both subjects you must have a minimum of a C in Maths and English and a willingness to be creative and participate in team activities.
In the GCE Applied Business learners are required to complete 6 units throughout the 2 years, one of which will be an exam to be taken in year 12 and another 15 hour controlled assessment which will be carried out in year 13. Throughout the course you will complete assignments on areas such as organising an event, starting your own business and also launching a new and innovative product. There is a lot of work to complete so you must be highly motivated, an independent learner and be able to meet strict deadlines.
In the BTEC National there are 12 units of work to complete, again with strict deadlines and hand-in dates. There are no exams on the BTEC National but you will be required to take part in a number of team working projects and also complete numerous presentations throughout the duration of the course. During this time you may also have the opportunity to take part in the career academy and take part in some work related learning which will not only prepare you for the world of work but will allow you to make a more informed decision as to what the next step might be.
Both courses will provide you with the skills and attributes that you will require whether you go to university or decided to go into the world of work. Many students who have previously studied Business Studies at the DYCA have gone onto do courses at University such as Law, Business Management, Human Resource Management and Business Information Systems. There are many routes that these courses will take you down and the skills that you will develop will be transferable into many different areas, subjects and industries; you are certainly not limited in your choices when studying Business Studies.We have a highly skilled and qualified team teaching the subject who will give you all the time and support you need in order to succeed.