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Business

Curriculum Intent

Business is delivered to develop awareness and equip our young people with skills and expertise for the world of work. Their natural curiosity of the business world, economic climate and entrepreneurship is helping us to reach the goals of preparing our students to be informed citizens. The secure knowledge in business prepares them academically, culturally, mental and morally, which they can utilise anytime, anytime and become independent life-long learners. 

The business department introduces students to the key foundation of business start-up and management. Students have the opportunity to enhance soft skills and hard skills, current affairs knowledge to access future pathways, and become analytical thinkers who apply their business knowledge to real life scenarios. 

Our courses meet the needs of our students considering internal and external environmental changes, which are rapidly changing. Our intent is to grow and progress students that can adapt and are prepared for the challenges ahead. 

This is supported by experience to explore real business both locally and globally, engage with the increasing demands of the business world in which we live in, allowing them to become informed and confident consumers, employees, employers and entrepreneurs. 

This term (term 6), we are studying… 

Year

Topic(s)

Why this? Why now?

Year 10

Component 2 

Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity 

This is a mandatory component for the BTEC level 1 /2 Tech Award in Enterprise. Students have successfully completed Component 1 which has been externally moderated. The component 3 exam will take place in February 2023, so we took advantage of the BTEC adaptations and aim to complete Comp 2 by July 2022.

Learners will individually select an idea for a micro-enterprise activity to plan and pitch. They will individually pitch their business plan to an audience and then use the feedback to review. 

Year 12 

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business 

Unit 1 Exploring Businesses 

Over the two year course duration students need to complete 4 units. In accordance with the assessment plan students will complete Units 1 & 2 in Year 1 and Units 3 & 8 in Year 2. 

Unit 2 students took the exam May 2022 - awaiting results. 

Currently students are completing Unit 1 - Learning aim C & D in sequence for the assignment and unit criteria 

Qualification information:

Level 2 (KS4): https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/enterprise.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

Level 3 (Post-16): https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/enterprise-2016.coursematerials.html#%2FfilterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

Our Values

LIMITLESS POTENTIAL 
We can achieve so much more than we think we can

INTENTIONAL EXCELLENCE

Success doesn’t happen by mistake

MUTUAL RESPECT

Everyone deserves to feel valued and important

GENUINE INTEGRITY

Honesty and doing the right thing are what really counts

AMAZING GRACE

Life is better with fresh starts and second chances