Ms A Benjamin
Mrs A Hunt
Miss R McKelvie
Miss S Kuteesa
Mr N Morris
Economics, business and enterprise education is about equipping children and young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding to help them make sense of the complex and dynamic economic, business and financial environment in which they live. It should help them leave school well-informed and well-prepared to function as consumers, employees and potential employers.
Economics, business and enterprise education: A summary of inspection evidence: April 2007 to March 2010, Ofsted.
Studying Business develops key attributes sought by employers such as critical thinking, analytical skills, problem solving, and the ability to research and interpret business data. Students with this knowledge and skill set can be highly employable in areas such as advertising, banking, finance, personnel management and logistics, in both public and private sectors – indeed it is difficult to name a career where a knowledge of business practices would not be of use.
Pearson Edexcel GCSE 9-1
Students will explore key business concepts, issues and skills involved in starting and running a small business such as enterprise and entrepreneurship, spotting a business opportunity, putting a business idea into practice, making the business effective, and understanding external influences on business. The course then considers how a business develops beyond the start-up phase by exploring growing the business, making marketing decisions, operational decisions, financial decisions, and human resource decisions.
All topic areas require students to consider the national and global business environment and its impact on business behaviour and decisions.
In addition to studying business theories and concepts our students will be encouraged to participate in entrepreneurial activities: we will be taking part in an inter-schools enterprise competition organised by the University of Worcester and the Young Enterprise Tenner Challenge, and of course we will be encouraging our very own budding entrepreneurs who run their own businesses outside of school.
Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form,
Phone: 01905 423906