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Curriculum Intent

Business Enterprise is the past, the present and the future. Business Studies and Enterprise prepares the students for the competitive world of employment by introducing them to the concepts of business and enterprise. The Business department at Copley Academy aims to develop young business people and entrepreneurs.  The courses at GCSE have been developed to include a wider understanding of the legal, political, social and environmental context of business. Enterprise is all about how to work as an entrepreneur and begin a new, successful business idea. Students will examine a range of real-life enterprises, as well as planning and implementing their own ideas.

Curriculum Content


Year 10 & 11

Students will study a range of different components which will provide them with a sound understanding of Enterprise.


Component 1: Exploring Enterprises (Characteristics of enterprise, market research and understanding customer needs, factors that contribute to the success of an enterprise)

Component 2: Planning for and Pitching and Enterprise Activity (Explore ideas and plan for a micro – enterprise activity, pitch an enterprise activity, review your enterprise activity)

Component 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise (Aspects of promotion, financial records and financial planning and forecasting)



GCSE Course Details



BTEC Tech Award

Exam Board


Syllabus Details

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 and Level 2 Tech Award

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Assessment Details

Students achieve GCSE grade pass, merit or distinction.

Component 1 is coursework worth 30% of overall grade.
Component 2 is coursework worth 30% of overall grade.
Component 3 is an exam worth 40% of overall grade



Coursework Details


Recommended Course Books

BTEC Tech Award Enterprise Student Book


Suggested Websites

GCSE Bitesize:

Tutor 2U:

Seneca Learning:


Enrichment Opportunities

The department offers various opportunities for further learning from trips, visits, guest speakers and enrichment clubs.

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