Enterprise

BTEC Enterprise will help you to develop the entrepreneurial skills to start and run a business or social enterprise. You will learn the characteristics of enterprises and how to compare different sizes, locations and ownership types. You will also plan and prepare a presentation for your own enterprise. The exam will prepare you for the day to day financial and promotional requirements needed to run an enterprise.

Subject Area:

Enterprise

 

Teaching staff:

Mr C Varley

KS4 (Years 10 and 11) Course Title

BTEC Tech award in Enterprise Level 1/Level 2

KS4 (Years 10 and 11) Exam Board and Course Number

Edexcel/ Pearson

Coursework and Exam Percentages

60% Coursework

40% External exam 

KS4 (Years 10 and 11) Course Details:

Enterprise is a course which is delivered during KS4. There are 3 hours per week dedicated to the delivery and completion of components. The course aims to give an understanding of enterprise through research and practical tasks. Developing enterprise ideas and an understanding of the day-to-day running of an enterprise.

The Enterprise course we offer aims to:

 

·         Develop understanding of enterprise in a local context.

 

·         Allow research and analysis of business processes.

 

·         Develop own ideas for enterprises.

 

·         Nurture and develop employability skills such as presentation and communication.

 

Course Overview:

There are 3 components in the Enterprise course. 2 controlled assignments and an external exam. Each component is designed to develop understanding and skills in a different area of Enterprise. Students can expect to achieve Level 2 qualifications at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*

Exploring Enterprises – Students will research and compare 2 local enterprises to see how they operate, the use of market research and how they are affected by internal and external factors.

Planning and Pitching an Enterprise Activity – Generating ideas for new Enterprises, researching, planning and then pitching those ideas in a presentation.

Promotion and Finance For Enterprise – Developing an understanding of how enterprises promote their products and how they manage finances including cash-flow, breakeven and profit and loss accounts.

KS4 (Years 10 and 11)Number of lessons per week:

3 per week