This term saw our Year 13 BTEC Business Diploma pupils working on their final unit called ‘Pitching for a New Business’.  Our five entrepreneurs had to explore potential business opportunities, select viable business ideas, prepare appropriate business plans and pitch these to local influential business owners in the hope of gaining investment of between £1000 and £10,000.

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Meet our BTEC Business pupils and hear about their business ideas in the short video below.

The BTEC Business Diploma has been running at Framlingham College since 2020.  BTECs are coursework focused and provide real life industry experience beyond the academia of a subject, which is often the case with A-Levels.  Unlike A-levels where a large chunk of the final grade is assessed by the exam, BTECs allow pupils to resubmit a piece of coursework so they can get the best possible grade.

BTECs can be an excellent way to progress into university and nowadays 95% of universities accept BTECs, including those in the Russell Group (which includes the likes of Oxford University).

Good luck to all pupils involved, we hope to see your business ideas come to fruition in the near future.

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