Curriculum Information for Business Enterprise 

“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.”

Thomas Watson Sr., chairman and CEO of International Business Machines



Mr Rubery

Head of Department

M.Willaims Classroom Teacher
J.Cowper Classroom  Teacher



Business at Central Lancaster High School enables pupils to develop their analytical, problem-solving and communication skills to understand how business and the world operates.  

Our vision is for our pupils to be able to be successful in the modern business world by being able to work collaboratively or independently to successfully operate and manage their own business or be an integral part of the UK or world economy. They will be excellent communicators, tactful negotiators, effective team players and demonstrate well rounded literacy, numeracy and information technology skills.


Business and Enterprise has always been popular and highly successful at Central Lancaster High School and with the introduction of the new BTEC Tech Awards a range of new opportunities emerges.

This qualification has a core of underpinning knowledge, skills and understanding, and a range of options to reflect the breadth of pathways within the local and national business and enterprise sector. This gives learners the opportunity to: gain a broad understanding and knowledge of a vocational sector, investigate areas of specific business interest, and develop essential skills and attributes valued by employers, further education colleges and higher education institutions. Pupils will be taught a range of highly sought after employability skills such as: Self-management, Working in teams, Respecting others, co-operating, negotiating/persuading, contributing to discussions, Business and customer awareness, Problem-solving, Communication, literacy, numeracy and information technology skills.

Assessment is through task-based assignments so pupils can demonstrate their knowledge and skills in work-related scenarios. Pupils will explore, develop and apply their knowledge helping to develop their creative and entrepreneurial skills as they explore the world of business and see what makes or breaks an enterprise.

Key Stage 4

BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise. Specification.


Topic 1

Topic 2


Exploring Enterprises (CW) Promotion and Finance for Enterprise (Exam)


Exploring Enterprises (CW) Planning for and Running an Enterprise (CW)

Additional information:

Revision guides:

Key Stage 4: BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise Student Book:

Useful website/ weblinks:

BBC Bitesize Business

Bee Business Bee

BBC Business News

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