St Michael’s Enterprise department strives to equip our pupils for life after school by encouraging them to learn the fundamentals of Enterprise. The department believes that students deserve a curriculum which prepares students for the economic, digital fast passed world in which we live. Enterprise creates resilient learners who can be challenged and stretched. This enables pupils to choose which pathway they would like to take throughout their education and beyond. Enterprise education gives young people the skills and abilities to engage positively with the business world. They learn how products and business systems work, the skills that businesses require to thrive, ICT skills digital technologies that business rely on. Students will learn and master these skills and understand how they will help improve the world around them and for them to become a valued member of an economic, digital society.
In Enterprise, we implement a blended curriculum with schemes of work that focus on the development and acquisition of different skills, relevant to the Business world. Enterprise allows for deeper study of the business world in which we live, potential career opportunities and with the skills required to become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. The subjects encourage students to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems, within a variety of contexts, while considering their own and other’s needs, wants and values.
This is a course which is predominantly assessed through coursework, thus there is a heavy focus on coursework as this makes up the larger portion of the course. The course is delivered to ensure that the students excel and achieve their best potential.
Impact – KS4
By the end of KS4, pupils’ creativity will be enhanced and stimulated by Enterprise and they will be able to analyse and evaluate the benefits and draw backs with setting up their own businesses and being self- employed. They will also be confident in evaluating and researching established businesses and conducting research into organisations and making recommendations and suggestions for improvements to the daily running of a business. They will also be able to answer questions related to these topics to show their understanding of financial records as well as making recommendations for future enhancements for a variety of scenarios.
The knowledge and skills that students gain at KS4 will not only give them the confidence to engage effectively with Enterprise and Business but also the skills to do so successfully, both professionally and personally, if they wish.