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Enterprise

Staffing;

Mr S Corless Subject Leader, Coordinating Specialist (B&E) Enterprise

Ms M Farrugia Business Studies, ICT & Enterprise, Teacher in charge of Enterprise

Mr C Marcellin   ICT & Enterprise, Head of Year 9

Certificate in Enterprise and Employability

Level 1 and 2

This course is offered to Year 8 and 9 pupils. Pupils have the opportunity to achieve this GCSE equivalent qualification in year 9.

General Aims of the course:

The Enterprise and Employability certificate will encourage all pupils to understand:

Enterprise capability;

  • The enterprise process and how it can be applied in different contexts
  • The impact and possibilities of enterprise using the World Wide Web
  • The role of finance in business and social enterprises
  • Their rights and responsibilities in employment and enterprise.

Pupils will therefore be better able to:

  • Develop and promote their personal employability
  • Understand and plan their personal finance;
  • Be knowledgeable consumers of personal financial products and services
  • Play an active role as innovative and enterprising citizens and members of society.

National Qualifications Framework

Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE grades D-G whilst a certificate at Level 2 is equivalent to GCSE
grades A*-C.

Level 1 / Level 2

Written paper: 70% of overall assessment

Coursework: 30% of overall assessment

Duration: 1h15minutes

Coursework is based on activities undertaken during Enterprise Week (November).

A personal log of actions she has undertaken in an enterprise activity during Enterprise Week.
A detailed report on the enterprise activity

Section A – Multiple choice answers
Section B – Short sentence answers
Section C – Longer, structured questions

Enterprise Achievements:

Michaela George has been chosen as a runner up in her age group in the
Baillie Gifford & Financial Mail Essay Competition. In her essay she explained why saving is good for Britain and how the Government can encourage more people to save.

Enterprise Results;

Year
Level 2
Level 1
U
Group
Size
2012
92.1
7.9
0
126
2011
97.6%
3.3%
0.0%
123
2010
85%
13%
1%
127
2009
100%
n/a
n/a
24*

*The figures for 2009 represent a gifted and talented group consisting of 24 pupils.

To reward year 9’s for their hard work throughout the year and to give them a further insight in Enterprise, a group of 20 gifted and talented pupils visit the Bank of England each year.

AQA Course Specification;

Enterprise and Employability Level 1/2.PDF

Year 9 Enterprise Textbook;

Year 9 Enterprise Textbook