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Business and enterprise

Why do we study Business and Enterprise?

The Business curriculum enables students to develop an interest in and enthusiasm for the academic study of Business and exploit all opportunities to enrich their learning through application to the real world. The Business and Enterprise VCert qualification is suitable for any student who has an interest in any one of the key business areas, as there is a broad scope to the topics the students will study. This enables students to develop their synoptic thinking across the syllabus.

 Meet the team

  • Miss Markwell - Head of Vocational Studies 
  • Mrs Lenon - Teacher of Business and Enterprise (Deputy Headteacher) 
  • Mr Williams - Teacher of Business and Enterprise (Deputy Headteacher)

Course: NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise

 Students complete two units during the course, these include:

Unit 1: Introduction to Business and Enterprise - 40% GCSE - Externally assessed written exam.

Unit 2: Understanding resources for business and enterprise planning - 60% GCSE - Internally assessed synoptic project.

The Business and Enterprise Programme of Study

Year 10

Term 1: Understanding entrepreneurship, business organisation and the importance of stakeholders

Term 2: Understanding the marketing mix, market types and orientation types

Term 3: Understanding operations management

Term 4: Understanding internal influences on business

Term 5: Understanding external influences on business

Term 6: What are the challenges of growth?

Year 11

Term 1: Understanding research, resource planning, growth and development for Business and Enterprise

Term 2:Understanding human resource requirements for a business start up

Term 3-4: Understanding sources of enterprise funding and business finance. Understanding business and enterprise planning

Term 4-5 : Synoptic project


NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise by Tess Bayley.

My Revision Notes: NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise by Tess Bayley.


Students are given an exam workbook and knowledge organiser and homework tasks focus on revision activities and quizzes to test this knowledge.

Enrichment Opportunities

We are developing links with local businesses to provide guest speakers to help support students’ understanding of how different businesses operate.