Notre Dame Catholic College
and Sixth Form

Great companies start because the founders want to change the world, not make a fast buck.”

– Guy Kawasaki

Business

Our business studies curriculum gives students a deep understanding of the world of business and enterprise. It helps shape students and inspires them to confidentally enter the world of commerce and employment.

Mrs S Jones

Mrs S Jones

Head of Business Studies

Our Business Studies curriculum gives students the opportunity to have a deeper understanding of the concept of the world of business and enterprise. Our curriculum helps shape students and inspire them to enter into the world of commerce and employment.

 It has been carefully designed and delivered to:

  • provide engaging and challenging lessons that are memorable and enjoyable.
  • encourage our students to look at the world with an informed and enquiring mind.
  • equip all of our young people with the ability to live a full life where they can become confident and questioning individuals and provide them with the future to which they aspire.
  • become the means by which our pupils can become resilient individuals who are prepared and equipped for an ever-changing world to which they feel certain they can contribute in a meaningful way

 

 

Year 10 and 11 Curriculum Content

KS4 curriculum follows the OCR National Enterprise and Marketing. The course offers both academic and practical elements so that students of all abilities can enjoy the subject. The main rationale is to provide a broad introduction to these which students will only have a basic knowledge of when starting in KS4 gathered from PSHCE lessons. A wide range of visits and speakers are used to provide students with additional insights into the business world, using businesses that are local, national and international

OCR Enterprise and Marketing

Year 10Unit/Topic
Autumn HT1RO64 LO1 Enterprise and Marketing Concepts / RO65 Design a Business Proposal
Autumn HT2R064 LO2 A range of factors that affect the viability of products or services / LO3 Understanding product development
Spring HT1R064 LO4 Factors to consider when pricing a product to attract and retain customers / LO5 Understanding factors for consideration when starting up a business
Spring HT2RO64 L06 : Understand different functional activities needed to support a business start-up
Summer HT1Preparation for R064 Summer External Assessment
Summer HT2R065 LO2 Market Research / LO3 Design a Business Proposal

Year 10 Business Curriculum Map

Year 11Unit/Topic
Autumn HT1RO64 Recap - LO1 Segmentation and Market Research /LO2 A range of factors that affect the viability of products or services / LO3 Understanding Product Development
Autumn HT2RO64 Recap - LO4 Factors to consider when pricing a product to attract and retain customers / Understand factors for consideration when starting up a business / L06 : Understand different functional activities needed to support a business start-up
Spring HT1RO65 Produce product designs for a business challenge / Calculate the costs involved in a business challenge
Spring HT2R065 Review the likely success of a business challenge / Identify the challenges when launching a new product.
SummerRO64 Revision based on exam feedback

Year 11 Business Curriculum Map

Key Stage 4 Business students follow the Cambridge National in Enterprise and Marketing and Pearson GCSE in Business. For further details, please follow the link below.

Download Full Cambridge National in Enterprise and Marketing  Specification

Download Full GCSE in Business Specification

 

 

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Oliver
Former Notre Dame student, went on to study English Literature at University of Cambridge