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01/08/22

Retweeted From Choir of St Nicholas Church, Harpenden, Herts

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01/08/22

Retweeted From Choir of St Nicholas Church, Harpenden, Herts

Our choristers this past weekend at Wells Cathedral included pupils from and they were all fabulous. Long weekend of complicated music, lots of concentration and good behaviour required - we are SO proud! https://t.co/3CliT2CYxk

30/07/22

Retweeted From Daisy Cooper MP 🔶

Here’s a list of “Fifty Thrifty” adventures to have in : it’s a big list of ‘no cost’ or ‘low cost’ activities in our county, as voted for by residents. https://t.co/uXRSrRQdz8

30/07/22

Retweeted From James Marshall Foundation CIO

Please get in touch if you think JMF can help. https://t.co/YkwqTWXqjk

23/07/22

Retweeted From Stanborough School

This is superb. Well done on all your hard work to achieve this. We look forward to achieving this in the future too and been following your examples closely! Well done to the team behind this success.

21/07/22

Retweeted From Friends of SJL

The parents music support group raised £££ running a bar at the Jazz evening. FOSJL topped up the donation so a brand new TenorSax cd be purchased by the Music ensembles play at many events both inside and outside of school. https://t.co/LJ7Nmnc2Q8

21/07/22

Special thanks to Jay and Justine, Heads of School 2020-2021 who returned to delivered some special celebration messages of thanks to Ms Robins "Thank you Ms Robins for your dedication to SJL." A final farewell from Ms Robins to the assembly hall "You are all amazing!" https://t.co/gvRKofYKig

21/07/22

It is with great pride that I can announce we have just been awarded the Eco Schools Green Flag with Distinction. The highest award you can achieve. Sustainability is truly at the heart of what we do. https://t.co/V5jU2TFwEW

21/07/22

Congratulations to Newton on winning this year's Merit Cup and to Hepworth on winning this year's House Cup https://t.co/xLl9rvWslJ

21/07/22

End of Year assembly, a celebration of students' and teachers' achievements across the academic year with awards to students who have shown effort, enthusiasm and engagement across all the various faculties https://t.co/QlrHFIEtEJ

21/07/22

Retweeted From SJL 6th Form

Congratulations to the winners of the Perrins Myddleton Essay competition, generously sponsored by Perrins Myddleton solicitors. 1st prize goes to Joely, 2nd to Toby and 3rd to Will. Well done to all the year 12 who entered! https://t.co/vwnGxkzCb0

21/07/22

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

., situated in , currently have 3️⃣ new vacancies to join their team: 🔵Administration Assistant - Examinations 🟡Food Technician 🔵Cover Supervisor Apply online⬇️ https://t.co/oHi7vNcT85

21/07/22

Thank you to all members of the SJL community for their hard work, commitment and support. Wishing everyone a safe and happy summer! https://t.co/fACMpajAg8

21/07/22

Ready to finish the year with the traditional whole school assembly… https://t.co/XXxaUGOMSy

21/07/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

After a final day exploring Edinburgh castle and performing a stunning final concert, 106 tired but very happy musicians on our way home … 🎶 https://t.co/nqVplm3pre

21/07/22

This week's newsletter is out now... https://t.co/sTgrNyMIUt https://t.co/zXLryWzp8e

20/07/22

We appreciate all your support! https://t.co/Nxkxjj37jD

20/07/22

A summer term round up and a fond farewell in this edition of Lawes Lowdown https://t.co/kUjQ0nVpCw https://t.co/7ePkMFUEUH

20/07/22

Thanks to one of our talented parents, Mr Platt, for this fabulous sketch of Ms Robins to celebrate her time as headteacher of Sir John Lawes School. The portrait will be on display in school, a wonderful reminder to treasure. https://t.co/eWywlRvNZ5

20/07/22

Operoo Messages: please ensure Operoo is marked as a trusted sender in email accounts to ensure school messages do not go to junk folder. https://t.co/oR0M7mUQg7

20/07/22

During the final week of the term, students take part in Enterprise Week. Taking on the role of apprentices for a range of activities. Thank you to for delivering such engaging activities. https://t.co/w9M7ZdRkgy

20/07/22

With many primary schools having celebrated their last day of the academic year, we want to wish Year 6 a wonderful summer. We cannot wait to welcome you in September. https://t.co/c1bmHn4iel

18/07/22

Parents and carers please check Edulink for a message regarding tomorrow.

18/07/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

Fabulous first concert today at the beautiful Kelburn Estate - well done everyone!! https://t.co/oWTDELhTPz

18/07/22

Year 6 we look forward to seeing many of you at our summer school - Get Set for SJL. Have a wonderful summer and enjoy your final days at primary school https://t.co/ihJyWu0hN5

18/07/22

Career News: key dates for next academic year. See this week's end of year newsletter for further information on the Year 7 Work Shadow Day https://t.co/Qdr3ZmLSAT

18/07/22

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Good luck to Year 12 Drama students completing their performance mock exam today! This is one group showing the chaos that ensues in the play ‘God of Carnage’. https://t.co/NgQz4MlBir

18/07/22

Retweeted From SJL Library

Massive thanks to for their generous giveaway - so excited to have so many fantastic new books to add to our library for our whole school community to enjoy! 🥰📚 https://t.co/jywHOhBWxd

18/07/22

📢 New Vacancy Administrator required to support Exams Officer. Excellent staff benefits, including for permanent members of staff a preferential place at SJL for your child providing criteria is met (see school website for admission details). To apply https://t.co/cFHshPK3aB https://t.co/2F9KBBMHkd

17/07/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Good luck to our very own Hannah B who next week competes for St Albans in the British Swimming Championships https://t.co/L6gcxKjzK6

17/07/22

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Wonderful news for this ex- SJL Drama Alumni queen of musical theatre!! https://t.co/c68e6rhjvF

17/07/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

SJL Music Tour just crossed the border into Scotland! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Next stop, Edinburgh… https://t.co/px91fboPNq

16/07/22

Congratulations Mr Bloxham and Hepworth House on winning the Sports Day trophy. Congratulations to all the competitors, to those smashing school records, to those running their first races, to those running for their houses https://t.co/NU8anqCRZD

15/07/22

Time for relays https://t.co/0uc1YdKWb0

15/07/22

Hepworth take an early lead https://t.co/ocLsyeU7Ek

15/07/22

First race is underway https://t.co/ipYbmAXhyW

15/07/22

Getting ready for sports day today. https://t.co/Y2FjugxOFz

14/07/22

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

The elephant garlic was pulled today and will be roasted on our return to school in September. Everyone enjoyed sampling the fresh carrots and we worked hard planting up broccoli seedlings with expert guidance from Mr Dunning. https://t.co/yOBmswycAV

14/07/22

Retweeted From SJL Library

Our last Year 7 & 8 Book Club of the year is looking at Agatha Christie! How many have you read? We’re also doing a virtual tour of her house and solving a murder mystery puzzle 🕵️‍♀️ https://t.co/UsK0ZA0J6l

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Business Studies

About the Faculty
Welcome to the Business faculty at SJL. Our commitment to developing and maintaining student engagement alongside achieving excellence is a focus of the faculty. We continue to develop our skills and the embrace vocational aspects of the BTEC Qualification in order to incorporate this into our lesson planning and preparation. The business faculty has a team of experienced BTEC teaching staff which includes an excellent understanding of BTEC criteria, expectations and requirements to deliver this exciting business qualification.
Curriculum Intent Statement

This is a Level 3 Applied General qualification and part of the BTEC suite of courses that are long established and well recognised in both higher education and industry. It is equivalent to one A Level in UCAS points and aims to provide a coherent introduction to the study of the business sector.

The aim is to provide a broad study of the core of business in the areas of business environment, finance, marketing and human resources. It is for students that are interested in learning about the business sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in business-related courses.

With a BTEC, you’ll develop a portfolio of work that will help you to impress and showcase your skills at job interviews. You’ll also gain confidence in studying on your own and picking up new information, as well as building important life skills that will help you to succeed at university and beyond.

You do not need to have studied Business Studies at GCSE. However, you will be expected to make a full contribution, both in the classroom and by concentrated independent study. You must also possess a genuine interest in current affairs.

Today’s employers are looking for confident, work-ready candidates who have the practical knowledge and technical skills you can get from a BTEC course. It is chosen by over 1 million students each year.

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

Board: EdExcel (XDG57)

Business BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

Assessment

Students apply their learning through a range of practical assessments.

There are 4 units:

  • 2 coursework assignments supporting a work related scenario
  • 1 written exam on Personal and Business Finance
  • 1 assignment written under controlled conditions relating to pre-release material.

 

Course content

The applied focus of this BTEC qualification encourages students to develop an understanding of how business works in the real world. Students will discover the problems and opportunities faced by local, national and international businesses, use research to develop a marketing campaign, use skills and knowledge to analyse financial information. They will investigate recruitment and selection in a large business and take part in a practical activity.

Because emphasis is placed on realistic business contexts throughout, students develop an understanding of how various business functions such as marketing, finance, human and physical resources work together, as part of a cohesive business.

There are 4 units:

Unit 1- Coursework assignment

  • Students complete a series of tasks set in a work related scenario. Students will study the purposes of different businesses, their structure, the effect of the external environment, and how they need to be dynamic and innovative to survive.

Unit 2- Developing a marketing campaign assignment under controlled conditions based on a pre-release scenario

  • This unit gives the students an insight into how important marketing is to business. They will explore the different stages a business goes through when developing its campaign and they will develop their own campaign for a given product or service.

Unit 3- External exam on Personal and Business Finance

  • This unit includes aspects of both personal and business finance. Personal finance involves the understanding of why managing your money and financial decisions you will need to take throughout your life is important. The business finance aspect will introduce students to the purpose and importance of business accounts and the different sources of finance available to businesses.

Unit 8- Coursework assignment on Recruitment and Selection

  • Students will explore how recruiting the right people is essential to the success of a business. There will be many practical aspects and opportunities in this unit.

Students will need to be prepared to commit to the coursework element of this course.

Entry requirements

We would expect you to achieve at least grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Mathematics as well as an APS of 3.83 or above if combined with other BTEC courses or an APS of 4.5 or above if combined with A Level courses

Marking Policy

Extended Curriculum

The Business faculty provides a number of extra-curricular opportunities for our students, including:

  • The opportunity to attend talks with local entrepreneurs from different sectors of the business world
  • The opportunity to take part in Young Enterprise or Dragon Apprentice activities
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