Waterhead Academy

Business Enterprise

Please click on the Year group to read further information on Business Enterprise. 

Year 7

 

 

Year 7 (7-week carousel)

 

 

Year 7

Project and assessment

Sellable products and services

How to set up and run a business

Additional Skills

Key Knowledge

 

How to think and act like a business

 

o   Conceptualisation

o   Skills of an entrepreneur

o   Design and description of a product

o   Market research

o   Marketing

o    Finance and pitching to a potential customer/buyer

 

Group work

 

Communication skills

 

Leadership skills

 

Curriculum Intention:

The Year 7 scheme of work ensures that students are provided with a knowledge-rich cumulative business skills curriculum working in partnership with ‘The working world ’.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about the business practices and problem solving. Having a strong understanding of the step by step method of working, problem solving, and finance skills to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enables students to form a firm foundation of Business skills and finance so that they are able to read and write accurately access the world of business.

Year 8

Year 8

Project and assessment

Year 8 (7-week carousel)

BUSINESS OWNERSHIP

Additional Skills

Key Knowledge

 

How to set up a business

 

Develop a new product to meet the need of a client

 

o   Different types of business ownership;

o   Sole trader

o   Partnership

o   Private

o   Limited company

o   Public limited company

o   Franchises

o   Non-for-profit organisations such as charities

Team work

 

Communication skills

 

Working as a team’s member

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Intention:

The Year 8 scheme of work ensures that students are provided with a knowledge-rich cumulative business skills curriculum working in partnership with ‘The working world ’.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about the business practices and problem solving. Having a strong understanding of the step by step method of working, problem solving, and finance skills to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enables students to form a firm foundation of Business skills and finance so that they are able to read and write accurately access the world of business.

 Year 9

 

 

Year 9 (7-week carousel)

 

 

Year 9

Project and Assessment

PRODUCTION PROCESSES

(How businesses work and make a profit)

Additional Skills

Key Knowledge

 

 How to think and act like a business

 

How make a profit

 

How to develop a business

o   Knowledge of Jobs

 

o   Batch

 

o   Floor production

 

o   Automated processes

 

o   Economies of scale

  Team work

 

Communication skills

 

Working as a team’s member

 

Curriculum Intention:

The Year 9 scheme of work ensures that students are provided with a knowledge-rich cumulative business skills curriculum working in partnership with ‘The working world ’.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about the business practices and problem solving. Having a strong understanding of the step by step method of working, problem solving, and finance skills to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enables students to form a firm foundation of Business skills and finance so that they are able to read and write accurately access the world of business.

 Year 10

Year 10 GCSE Business  2020

Text and assessment

HT1

HT2

HT3

HT4

HT5

HT6

Additional Skills

Key Knowledge

 

Understanding the develop business and how it works

 

 

Different elements of the business environment

 

UNIT 1 – Business in the real world

 

·         Business ownership

·         Setting aims and objectives

·         Stakeholders

·         Business Location

·         Business Planning

·         Expanding a business

 

UNIT 2 – Influences on business

 

·         Technology

·         Ethical and environmental considerations

·         The economic climate

·         Globalisation

·         Legislation

·         The competitive environment

 

UNIT 3 – Production Processes & Unit 4 Business operations

 

·         Production processes

·         The role of procurement

·         The concept of quality

·         Good customer service

·         Organisational structures

Recruitment and selection of employees

Research and resourcing information

 

 

 

Curriculum Intention:

The Year 10 schemes of work ensure that students are well equipped to embark on their NCFE enterprise journey. In Year 10, students study the two core units for the NCFE qualification.

This is a decision that many schools make to reduce cognitive overload and to reduce the pressure on a child’s long term memory. During our current situation, we are seeing students having to isolate meaning that they are missing learning. Whilst this has not been a large number and whilst we have not had to have a whole year group isolation, we are keen to follow a ‘Teach, Learn Test’ model that many key groups find beneficial as opposed to waiting until Year 11. We also find that this experience prepares students for Year 11 where they will sit exams for the remainder of their units including unit 1 and unit 2.

 Year 11

 

 

Text and assessment

HT1

HT2

HT3

HT4

HT5

HT6

Additional Skills

Year 11 GCSE Business 2020

Key Knowledge

 

Understanding the develop business and how it works

 

 

Different elements of the business environment

 

UNIT 4 - Business Operations

UNIT 5 – Marketing

 

·         Motivating employees

·         Training

·         Identifying and understanding customers

·         Segmentation

·         The purpose and methods of market research

The elements of the marketing mix (4 P’s)

UNIT 6 – Finance

 

·         Sources of finance

·         Cash flow

·         Financial terms and calculations

Analysis of the financial performance of a business

 

 

 

Revision

 

Past paper exam questions for units 1 – 6

Retrieval tests given for homework

Lessons to cover all main points.

 

Research and resourcing information

 

Curriculum Intention:

The Year 11 schemes of work ensure that students are well equipped to complete the externally assessed exam. In Year 11, students study the exam unit for the GCSE qualification.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about the core units of work linking them to external exam and the digital employment skills required for the world of work. Having a strong understanding of the key features of each unit, computer software packages, and computer programing enables them to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enables students to form a firm foundation of Business and enterprise knowledge so that they are able to read and write accurately to complete the externally assessment.