Year 12 Enterprise Business

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Lang

Content: This course is student driven, hands on learning. Students have an exciting opportunity to use their talents and abilities and apply their learning from other areas in a real world setting.

As part of their own Enterprise Company, students will:
• Develop a business plan
• Operate a student business
• Report on their business

They will:
• Manage, plan, appoint staff
• Generate a business idea and make it happen
• Undertake market research
• Market their product/service
• Raise finance and monitor expenses
• Learn about motivation
• Evaluate their own performance
• Learn through experience

They will interact with the business community and mentors.

Students will also study motivational theory and how the theories are implemented in the workplace.

Skills: Creative and critical thinking, seeing and assessing opportunities, using initiative, taking the lead, working in a team, resolving conflict in a constructive manner, planning use of time, meeting deadlines, writing a targeted CV, carrying through with responsibilities, communicating with other people visually, orally, and in writing, holding meetings, managing information, desktop publishing, practical production skills, market research skills, problem solving skills, negotiation, calculating costs and prices, banking, basic cash book management, managing risk.

Students develop leadership and presentation skills and gain a sense of achievement, pride and confidence.
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
- Enjoy working cooperatively with others
- Love to challenge themselves
- Like to learn through discovery and experience
- Enjoy practical work


Year 13 Economics, Year 13 Enterprise Business and Marketing, Year 13 Financial Skills for Life

Contributions and Equipment

There is an expectation that students will contribute to the capital of their own business. This will be through individual contribution, fund raising or selling supporters’ shares. The objective is that the company earns enough money to pay back this investment, contribute to community wellbeing plus return a profit to each student.
1 Ring Binder
1 Set of Dividers
1 Clear File
1 A4 Lined Refill Pad
Also require a diary – may use electronic one
BYOD is very useful as we will be using Google classroom and resources are uploaded to the Google team drive. If a student does not have access to a Device we will endeavour to provide some access during class when necessary.

Recommended Prior Learning


Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90843 v2 Business Studies 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of the internal operations of a large business
A.S. 90846 v2 Business Studies 2.4 - Conduct market research for a new or existing product
A.S. 90847 v2 Business Studies 2.5 - Investigate the application of motivation theory in a business
A.S. 90848 v2 Business Studies 2.6 - Carry out, review and refine a business activity within a community context with guidance
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Pathway Tags

Marketing Manager, Marketing Executive, Sales Manager, Banker, Market Researcher, Advertising, Sports Marketer, Events Manager, Teacher, Small Business Manager, Financial Analyst, Product Manager, Product Development, Human Resources Advisor, Recruitment Manager, Entrepreneur (in your own business), Journalist, Investment Banking, Retail Buying, Retail Management, Public Relations Officer, Bank Management, Distribution & Logistics Management, Insurance Underwriter, International Market Developer, Property Manager, Property Valuer, Property Developer

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