Business and Enterprise

“What is innovation? How are some people more successful than others? Do you have an aptitude for success?”

Term Year 9Year 10Year 11
Half Term 1

Examine the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed to be entrepreneurs.

Explore ideas and plan for a micro–enterprise activity

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of elements of promotion and financial records.

Half Term 2

Explore how market research helps enterprises meet customer needs and understand competitor behavior.

To carry out a personal skills audit for a realistic micro enterprise idea.

To create a promotional mix suitable for a micro enterprise idea.

Half Term 3

Investigate the factors that contribute to the success of an enterprise.

Use market research methods to identify how a new product or service with reach the market.

Interpret and use promotional and financial information in relation to a given enterprise

Half Term 4

Develop transferable skills, such as research, and data analysis in order to interpret findings.

Create a pitch of the key elements of  a micro–enterprise idea for an audience.

Make connections between different factors influencing a given enterprise

Half Term 5

Research project: Exploring Enterprise.

Deliver a pitch of the key elements of a micro-enterprise idea to an audience.

Advise and provide recommendations to a given enterprise on ways to improve its performance

Half Term 6

Presentation of Written and video evidence: Exploring Enterprise.

Self and peer assessment of strengths and development areas of each pitch of a micro–enterprise activity

Complete, interpret and check information on financial documents and statements.


Year 9

Half Term 1

Examine the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed to be entrepreneurs.

Half Term 2

Explore how market research helps enterprises meet customer needs and understand competitor behavior.

Half Term 3

Investigate the factors that contribute to the success of an enterprise.

Half Term 4

Develop transferable skills, such as research, and data analysis in order to interpret findings.

Half Term 5

Research project: Exploring Enterprise.

Half Term 6

Presentation of Written and video evidence: Exploring Enterprise.


Year 10

Half Term 1

Explore ideas and plan for a micro–enterprise activity

Half Term 2

To carry out a personal skills audit for a realistic micro enterprise idea.

Half Term 3

Use market research methods to identify how a new product or service with reach the market.

Half Term 4

Create a pitch of the key elements of  a micro–enterprise idea for an audience.

Half Term 5

Deliver a pitch of the key elements of a micro-enterprise idea to an audience.

Half Term 6

Self and peer assessment of strengths and development areas of each pitch of a micro–enterprise activity


Year 11

Half Term 1

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of elements of promotion and financial records.

Half Term 2

To create a promotional mix suitable for a micro enterprise idea.

Half Term 3

Interpret and use promotional and financial information in relation to a given enterprise

Half Term 4

Make connections between different factors influencing a given enterprise

Half Term 5

Advise and provide recommendations to a given enterprise on ways to improve its performance

Half Term 6

Complete, interpret and check information on financial documents and statements.


Subject Intent:

School leavers of tomorrow are going to be working in a digital world, with a competition for success that has never been harder. The Boldon School enterprise curriculum introduces our students to the future business world, in which they will build a career and lifestyle to fulfil their dreams and aspirations.

Enterprise students visit businesses that are key to the local economy, in areas that are currently in development such as the Dogger Bank Offshore and the IAMP in Sunderland. They will research the growth employment sectors and the skills shortages, by meeting key strategic partners in the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.

Once they know the growth and key sectors of the region students will examine both successful and unsuccessful businesses, so that they can develop their knowledge and understanding of the business concepts  that will enhance their own decision making.  Students will then learn what it means to set up and run a business enterprise, and complete assignments that encourage them to be creative and yet realistic.