Why is the subject important?

Students experience the world of business every day through their use of technology and their role as consumers in society.  It is vital that they learn about how business impacts on their lives and that we help them consider if running their own enterprise is a suitable option for them in the future.

Within the enterprise curriculum, students will explore into the local, national and international business environment. Here they will consider what constitutes business success and the strategies that businesses of all sizes have to take to achieve it. Students will gain experience completing business plans and financial documents whilst also learning the importance of personal financial management – a concept we believe students benefit from extensively in later life.

Years 10 and 11

What will I be studying? 

Learners will examine different local enterprises to develop their knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneurs. Students will study aspects of local businesses, from their size to their ownership.

Component 2: Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity

Learners will individually select an idea for a micro-enterprise activity to plan and pitch. They will individually pitch their business plan for their idea to an audience and then use the feedback to review their plan and pitch. Students may choose to run this enterprise idea in school.

Component 3: Promotion & Finance for Enterprise

Learners will explore the different promotional methods used by enterprises and the factors that influence how enterprises identify and target their market. Learners will also explore financial documents and how to use them to monitor and improve the performance of an enterprise in order to make decisions and recommend strategies for success. Students will also look into different payment methods, which can be of real benefit in their lives.

Career Links

Careers: An inspirational journey for those interested in being self-employed and setting up and running their own business. Also, career pathways in business analysis, accounting and finance, HR, production management, project management, marketing, market research, advertising, customer service, social media management, PR, web development, sales management and analysis.

Employability skills: Equips students with research and analysis skills, competitor analysis, promotional methods, analyse and interpret financial documents.

How will I be assessed? 

Component number Component title GLH Level How assessed
1 Exploring Enterprises 36 1/2 Internal
2 Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity 36 1/2 Internal
3 Promotion and Finance for Enterprise 48 1/2 External

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

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