Enterprise

Term 1: The Real Business Challenge is a national enterprise competition for students who are in Year 9, Year 10, S2, or S3 in the 2015/16 academic year.
The Real Business Challenge is – linked to the curriculum – it challenges students to work in teams to tackle a business task set by Coca-Cola Enterprises. It is work-related learning at its most engaging and it provides an opportunity for young people to develop enterprise skills that will give them a competitive edge in today’s job market.

Term 2: learners will have the opportunity to sample another course that is offered through the business department at BA, that is Travel and Tourism. Learners will complete some coursework, such as information posters and presentations about destinations they have researched.

Term 3: This term learners will be focusing on recruitment and selection. Learners will have a wide range of activities to complete in order to prepare for the working world.
Carousels, workbooks,  Presentations, producing documents for recruitment.

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Learners will work in groups as part of the Coca cola Enterprise challenge. Each group will be ‘setting up a drinks company’.   Each group must prepare a PowerPoint that includes the following about their start up business:

o Company profile slide

o Ingredients sheet slide

o Label illustration slide

o Cost, price, and profit sheet slide

o Ethical supply chain slide

o A maximum of 7 further slides presenting the healthy juice brand

Key Activities / Homework There are a wide range of activities put in place in order to encourage learners to get some practical skills for the workplace

Learners will learn about market research and actually complete some market research about their new company.

Learners will also have a chance to research and implement Brand Development and Packaging i.e. logo design, slogan, packaging design etc.

Each group will also need to know their companies Cost and Profit Projection. this gives learners the opportunity to use addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication. They will also need to agree a price point for their product

Finally, learners must consider the Ethical supply chain of their company and how they have made the most out of their ethical responsibility.

Assessments As this is an ongoing group project, learners will add to their PowerPoint every week. This will then be marked and feedback given every two weeks at least.

At the end there will be a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition featuring members of SLT and the Head of department. They will pick the best Powerpoint across of each of the year 9 classes and the winners will be entered into the Coca Cola competition.

Suggest reading & support materials Textbooks Bentley, P, Carysforth, C, Chandler-Corris, L, Glencross, K and Nield, M (2012), BTEC First Level 2 Business, Pearson Education

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Learners are going to be given an introduction to our Travel and Tourism subject to ensure that they know their options for year 10.

1. Understand the UK travel and tourism sector and its importance to the UK economy.

Key Activities / Homework A range of activities will be in place to teach learners the content that may arise in the exam.

Carousels, workbooks, poster, practice exam questions.

Topics covered:

Types of tourism/Travel

Principles of sustainable tourism

The importance of travel and tourism to the economy.

Assessments In class Assessments:

January

Learners will also need to produce some coursework during the term (Posters, PPT’s etc.) This could be worked on at home also

Suggest reading & support materials Textbooks

Ingle S, King C, Kerr A, Jefferies M, Rock T and Spencer C (editor Woodhead V) (2010) BTEC Level 2 First Travel and Tourism Student Book, Edexcel

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Learners will have a wide range of activities to complete in order to prepare for the real working world

Carousels, workbooks, Presentations, producing documents for recruitment.

Learners will be focusing on a specific job role that they would like to pursue. They will need to research and produce Job Descriptions and Person specifications.

Learners will learn how to compile a CV, Letter of application and how to fill an application form.

Learners will be tasked with completing a skills audit to assess their skills and which they still need to develop.

Learners will prepare interview questions and take part in a formal interview as part of their coursework.

Finally learners will compile a career development plan

Key Activities / Homeworks Learners will produce a variety of recruitment and selections documents, which will be marked, and feedback given.

This coursework could be completed at home if needed. Access to IT may be required, After school electives run Monday, which learners can attend.

Assessments Textbooks

Bentley, P, Carysforth, C, Chandler-Corris, L, Glencross, K and Nield, M (2012), BTEC First Level 2 Business, Pearson Education

Websites

www.bized.co.uk

information about functional areas in a business

www.direct.gov.uk

help and advice when applying for jobs

www.connexions-direct.com

guidance and information on jobs and careers

Suggest reading & support materials