Enterprise and Marketing is a vocational alternative to GCSE Business for students who prefer a more hands-on approach to their learning. The qualification, unlike GCSE Business, includes coursework elements, which is ideal for those learners who prefer to be assessed as they are going through the course rather than just being assessed by an examination at the end of the year 11.
The vocational course introduces students to the world of enterprise and marketing to acquire the relevant business and general life skills. It has been developed to enthuse and inspire learners about discovering new concepts that are relevant to their futures.
Students will learn in computer rooms using a range of teaching and learning techniques to help them understand the concepts. They will learn about:
- the Marketing Mix (4Ps)
- types of business ownership
- branding and promotion
Unit 1: Enterprise and marketing concepts – 50% exam
Formal examination including multiple choice questions, short answer questions and one long answer question
Unit 2: Design a Business Proposal – 25% internal assessment (coursework)
Coursework which teaches about starting a business from the start
Unit 3: Market and Pitch a Business Proposal – 25% internal assessment (coursework)
Coursework which teaches how to market and promote a business to make it more successful
Vocational business is a good preparation either for employment or more advanced study at college. At the end of the course, students can go on to college and then progress into a business-related career, for example accounting, administration, customer service, management trainee, finance and IT related jobs, retail or sales. This qualification also gives students a range essential skills no matter what career path or future studies they wish to follow.