Business Studies

Mrs J Welsh (Curriculum Lead)

 

Mr M Clarke (Assistant Headteacher)

 


Business Studies (Year 11)

At Savio Salesian College all Year 11 students study the NCFE  Level 2 Certificate in Business and Enterprise.

The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Business and Enterprise engages students on a theoretical and practical level.  The qualification consists of four equally weighted units, all relevant in today’s modern world.  

Unit 1

Introduction to business and enterprise

 

This unit aims to give learners an introduction to business and enterprise. It gives learners an introduction to start up projects and helps them to identify risks and rewards.

 

Internally assessed

 

Students will identify successful entrepreneurs in the local area and understand why those entrepreneurs have been successful.

Unit 2

Marketing for business and enterprise

 

This unit aims to give learners an insight into market research, and different marketing opportunities and techniques.

 

Externally assessed

Unit 3

Finance for business and enterprise

 

This unit aims to provide learners with a basic knowledge and understanding of business finance for a new business or enterprise.

 

Internally assessed

 

Students will understand the significance and importance of manageable debt and how this can be achieved. They will use the internet to find appropriate sources of finance.

Unit 4

Plan, develop and participate in a business or enterprise project

 

This unit aims to develop a project plan and implement the project.  The learner will then go on to evaluate the overall success of the project.

 

Internally assessed

 

Students will develop and implement a project in school.  They will set themselves achievable objectives and all money raised goes towards their Year 11 Prom.


 


Business Studies (Year 10)

At Savio Salesian College, Year 10 students are working towards achieving a BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise. 

The BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise engages students on a theoretical and practical level.  The qualification enables our students to develop their technical skills, such as market research skills, planning, promotional and financial skills using realistic work scenarios, and personal skills, (such as monitoring own performance, time management and problem solving) through a practical and skills-based approach to learning and assessment.

To successfully achieve this qualification, students will complete 2 internally assessed pieces of coursework and 1 externally assessed exam.

Component 1

Exploring enterprises

 

Internally assessed

 

Our students will examine different local enterprises to develop their knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneurs. We currently have close links with 3 local businesses but would love to hear from any local entrepreneurs that are willing to get involved and support our students.

Component 2

Planning for and pitching an enterprise activity

 

Internally assessed

 

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

Component 3

Promotion and finance for enterprise

 

Externally assessed

 

Our student will learn how to analyse and interpret information in relation to an enterprise and to make recommendations on strategies to use to improve the performance of the enterprise.