Business and Enterprise

Business and Enterprise

In KS3, students should begin to learn about what it means to be enterprising. Entrepreneurship in the curriculum helps students to enhance their soft skills and prepare them for the world of work.

In KS4, students should to develop a wider understanding of enterprise and the elements that make enterprises work successfully. Students will learn about the reasons for the existence of different enterprises and how they can be categorised according to size. Then should they begin to consider a number of ideas before developing a plan for a realistic micro-enterprise activity.

Students will explore the different promotional methods used by enterprises and the factors that influence how enterprises identify and target their market.

They will also assess and analyse financial information in an enterprise context to monitor the performance of an enterprise and use strategies to improve its performance. They will set up an enterprise, and learn how to fund it and operate it. Finally they should develop evaluation and presentation skills.

Overview

Year

Term

Topic(s)

Year 7

Autumn

NA

Spring

NA

Summer

NA

Year 8

Autumn

NA

Spring

NA

Summer

NA

Year 9

Autumn

A1 What is business?

A2 Targeting and segmenting

A3 Money

A4 Financial choices

Travel Project

Spring

B1 Enterprise skills

B2 Advertising

Advertising project

Summer

Influences on Business

C1 Ethical influences

C2 Environmental influences

C3 Economic influences

C4 Globalisation

Year 10

Autumn

A1 – A3 What is an enterprise?

B1 Customer needs

B2 Market research

C2 External factors

Spring

C4 Measuring the success of a SME

A2 Plan a micro-enterprise activity

Summer

Risk assessment and contingency plans

B2 Presenting a business pitch

Year 11

Autumn

Completion of C1

Exam skills

C3 Promotion and Finance for enterprise (examined in January)

A1 – A2 The promotional mix and the market

Spring

B4 – B7 Financial statements, profitability and liquidity

Summer

C1 – C5 Cash flow, financial forecasting, break-even and business finance

BTEC course – BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise. Level1/Level 2 (Pearson)