Here at Aldworth School we provide a curriculum for Business education that gives all students the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential through the use of ICT and specialist software. We follow the Edexcel BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise syllabus; this successful course offers students the chance to experience a wide range of business theory and practice. The course is offered as a KS4 option and delivered over Years 10 & 11.
This course will help students gain a detailed understanding of the commercial world, learning how an enterprise is formed, how it operates and how it makes and manages it’s money. Students consider relevant ethical, environmental and economical factors during their entrepreneurial ventures into Small Medium Enterprises. Vocational courses are regarded as an essential way to learn within a work-related context. This course will allow students to gain the equivalent of 1 GCSE and offers direct progression onto a Level 3 or A-Level courses at college. Students will achieve practical transferable skills such as reflection, problem solving and communication.
Units of study How it is assessed:
Exploring Enterprises - 30% internally assessed through coursework
Planning and running an Enterprise - 30% internally assessed through coursework
Promotion and finance for Enterprise - 40% externally assessed
Key Stage 4 Assessment
The qualification has three components. In Components 1 and 2 you will carry out tasks or assignments that your teacher will mark. The internal grading and quality assurance of these two components will give you a clear idea of how well you are progressing in your qualification. Component 3 is externally assessed by Pearson and assesses the knowledge and skills you have developed across all three components. The external assessment will test your ability to recall the knowledge you have gained and allow you to demonstrate that you can apply that knowledge in realistic scenarios and situations.
Grading - Students are expected to achieve this BTEC at Level 2 and are awarded grades equivalent in value to GCSE grades 9-4. Students who achieve a BTEC Level 1 will be awarded the equivalent to GCSE grade 3-2.
We have a dedicated room which contains a suite of computers that are used regularly by the classes to aid their learning and to complete coursework. We provide a working atmosphere within the classroom that is both challenging and enjoyable, therefore allowing students to express their views and show respect for the views of others.
We aim to develop awareness in young people of their rights, both as a consumer and citizen and the influence they can bring to bear on environmental, social, political and economic issues.
For more detailed curriculum information, please see the document below.