Curriculum Statement

​The BTEC Award in Enterprise has been designed to develop student’s business skills through practical, skills-based learning. Assessment is through task-based assignments so students can demonstrate their knowledge and skills in work-related scenarios.

Students will explore, develop and apply their knowledge helping to develop key transferable skills such as research and data analysis to support their progression to further learning and the workplace. We encourage students to explore the world of business and what makes or breaks an enterprise. 

Students forming business plans

Throughout the course, we use named businesses to support students understanding of the business world. Students are encouraged to use small / medium sized businesses based in the local area during unit 1. Students research these local entrepreneurs and realise the importance of being a ‘successful lifelong learner’ in continuing to develop a successful business. Students who study Enterprise develop confidence in not just the subject content but also in their presentation skills during unit 2. Student must have the ability to stand up in front of peers and teachers to present their business plan.​ 

KS4 (BTEC Enterprise)

Unit 1 Exploring Enterprises students examine different enterprises to develop their knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneurs. During Unit 2 Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity, students 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. Final in Unit 3 Promotion and Finance for Enterprise, students will explore the different promotional methods used by enterprises and the factors that influence how enterprises identify and target their market. Students will 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. 

Exploring Enterprises  

  

Learners will examine different enterprises to develop their knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneurs. 

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. 

Promotion and 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 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.  

Assessment

KS4: The course is made up of three components: two internally assessed and one that’s externally assessed. Our three-block structure, explore, develop and apply, has been developed to allow students to build on and embed their knowledge. This allows them to grow in confidence and then put into practice what they have learned. Our assessment structure is also designed so that students can build on what they learn, and develop their assignment skills, as they move through the course.

Homework

KS4: Homework is given out during the exam periods in preparation for the externally assessed unit 

Support at Home

 

Additional Support in school and/or resources

Teachers will offer support outside of lessons and students are free to use ICT facilities at lunchtime to work on coursework 

Extra-Curricular

Business Studies visits to Leeds to investigate the business environment.  

Guest speakers from the world of work visit UWS 

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