Waterhead Academy

NCFE Enterprise

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Year 10

Curriculum Intention:

The Year 10 schemes of work ensure that students are well equipped to embark on their NCFE enterprise journey. In Year 10, students study the two core units for the NCFE qualification.

This is a decision that many schools make to reduce cognitive overload and to reduce the pressure on a child’s long term memory. During our current situation, we are seeing students having to isolate meaning that they are missing learning. Whilst this has not been a large number and whilst we have not had to have a whole year group isolation, we are keen to follow a ‘Teach, Learn Test’ model that many key groups find beneficial as opposed to waiting until Year 11. We also find that this experience prepares students for Year 11 where they will sit exams for the remainder of their units including unit 1 and unit 2.

Year 10 NCFE enterprise  2020

Text and assessment

HT1

HT2

HT3

HT4

HT5

HT6

Additional Skills

Key Knowledge

 

Understanding the develop business and how it works

 

 

Different elements of the business environment

 

UNIT 1 – Introduction to business and enterprise

Learning outcome 1: Understand entrepreneurship, business organisation and the importance of stakeholders

·         Entrepreneurial characteristics and skills

·         Business aims and objectives

·         Financial aims and objectives

·         Non- Financial aims and objectives

·         Legal structures

·         Organisational structures

·         Restructuring

·         Stakeholder engagement

Learning outcome 2: Understand the marketing mix, market research, market types and orientation types.

·         Marketing mix

·         Product types

·         Product lifecycle

·         Extension strategies

·         Boston matrix

·         Place, Price, Promotion

·         Market research and Markets

·         Data types (Primary, secondary)

·         Market types

·         Orientation types

 

 

UNIT 1 - Introduction to business and enterprise

 

Learning outcome 3: Understand operations management.

·         Operations management

·         Outsourcing

·         Lean production

·         Maintaining and improving quality

·         Production methods

Learning outcome 4: Understand customer service and internal influences on business.

·         Customer service and internal influences and challenges of growth.

·         Customer service

·         Customer service measurements

·         How customer service is measured

·         Internal influences

·         Internal challenges of growth

Learning outcome 5: Understand external influences on business.

·         External Influences

·         Challenges of growth

 

 

UNIT 2 – Understanding resources for business and enterprise planning

Learning outcome 1: Understand research, resource planning and growth for business and enterprise

·         Business research

·         Resource planning

·         Physical resources

·         Technological resources

·         Business growth

·         Internal/External growth

Learning outcome 2: Understanding human resource requirements for a business start-up

·         Human resources

·         Methods of recruitment

·         Stages of recruitment

·         Legal considerations

·         Staff development

·         Pay and remuneration

Learning outcome 3: Understand sources of enterprise funding and business finance.

·         Funding types

·         Financial concepts and calculations

·         Costs, liabilities and assets

·         Financial documents

·         Ratio analysis

·         Cash flow management

 

Research and resourcing information

 

 

 

 

Year 11

Curriculum Intention:

The Year 11 schemes of work ensure that students are well equipped to complete the externally assessed exam. In Year 11, students study the exam unit for the NCFE qualification.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about the core units of work linking them to external exam and the digital employment skills required for the world of work. Having a strong understanding of the key features of each unit, computer software packages, and computer programing enables them to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enables students to form a firm foundation of business and marketing knowledge so that they are able to read and write accurately to complete the externally assessment.

 

Text and assessment

HT1

HT2

HT3

HT4

HT5

HT6

Additional Skills

Year 11 NCFE Enterprise 2020

Key Knowledge

 

Understanding the develop business and how it works

 

 

Different elements of the business environment

 

UNIT 2 Understanding resources for business and enterprise planning

 

Learning outcome 4: Understand business and enterprise planning

·         Purpose of business planning

·         Benefits of business planning

·         The business plan

 

 

Revision for first entry for the exam late November.

Past paper questions on all main points, retrieval practise for home learning.

UNIT 3 - Synoptic project

 

·         21 hour controlled assessment

Brief to be set externally.

Research and resourcing information