In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. - Harold S. Geneen
We offer vocational courses in Business and Travel and Tourism. Through this kind of education, we prepare students for a specific trade by having a more hands on experience and practical approach to the subjects taught. In year 12 students are encouraged and supported to find a placement in the relevant industry. These courses could lead to higher qualifications such as diplomas or a degree and they have opened up many career pathways for our students.
One Year course
Entry requirements - An interest in Business; competent in oral and written communication and
5 GCSE’s at A*-E.
Students must complete the two core units, and two optional units.
Enterprise in the Business World - Internal Assessment (Coursework)
Finance for Business - External Assessment, an onscreen 1 hour test taken under exam conditions.
Promoting a Brand - Internal Assessment (Coursework)
Principles of Customer Service - Internal Assessment (Coursework)
Outside the classroom
Work experience necessary, within a company relevant to student's own interests.
Progression pathway and careers
AS/A level Applied Business at Hendon School (Grade: Two C’s in English and C in Maths, Merit and above in BTEC Business)
BTEC Travel and Tourism Level 2/3 (Merit in BTEC Business)
Progression to working for any business.
Ms Gail Jordan - BTEC teacher GJordanBloomfield@hendonschool.co.uk