Year 11 Enterprise -Business builder

Course selection will be active from the 14th August 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Lang

What will I learn?
This course provides the time and opportunity for students to learn and practise innovative thinking. Great businesses evolve from understanding what people need and developing workable solutions that their customers value. Business builder focuses in part on how to find and test ideas. Topics will include:
• Idea generation techniques
• Problem solving strategies
• Decision making approaches
Students will apply design thinking to develop creative solutions to consumer challenges and run “Google sprints" to practice the design thinking principles.
Students will then use the skills developed to plan and operate an innovative enterprise where they have the exciting opportunity to use their own student business to learn the tools for success in:
 business planning,
 production
 marketing.

This course develops a wide range of well valued qualities and competencies such as:
- Design thinking
- Using initiative
- Problem solving skills
- Idea generation techniques
- Seeing and assessing opportunities
- Managing risk
- Banking, basic cash book management
- Practical production skills
- Calculating costs and prices
- Communicating with other people visually, orally and in writing
- Planning use of time
- Managing information
- Negotiation
- Showing resilience

Suits Students who:
- Are self motivated
- Enjoy responsibility and decision-making
- Want to learn new thinking skills
- Have a sense of creativity
- Want to develop business ownership skills
- Want to make sense of their learning
- Enjoy problem solving
- Are prepared to work cooperatively with others
- Love to challenge themselves
- Like to learn through discovery and experience
- Enjoy practical work

Contributions and Equipment

1 Ring Binder
1 Set of Dividers
1 A4 Lined Refill Pad
Also require a diary – may use electronic one

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry


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