Allerton High School, Leeds
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Business & Economics

Curriculum Team Leader

Mr S Walker -


Key Stage 4

Year 9 - Gateway to Business Enterprise

Students will learn about the way in which businesses market their products, recruit workers, manage events and use finance to successfully operate.

This course would lead students to studying Business at GCSE or BTEC Technical Award in Enterprise.


GCSE Business

This is a course for students who want to learn about how businesses operate and who want to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in business or for further study in the area

Students will develop not only an in-depth knowledge of the way in which businesses are run, but they will also learn the external influences which can impact upon a business’ success.

The course is assessed by 2 units:

  • Unit 1: Business Activity, Marketing and People

  • Unit 2: Operations, Finance and Influences on Business

GCSE Business Specification


BTEC Technical Award in Enterprise

This course includes an in-depth development of the process of creating a business idea and marketing it to meet a specific need.

You will develop a business idea and a marketing strategy for the business idea. You will learn about the way in which businesses promote and market their business and the way in which businesses are financed.

The course is assessed by 3 units that are all equally weighted at 33% of the total qualification.

  • Component 1: Exploring Enterprises – Coursework

  • Component 2: Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity – Coursework

  • Component 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise – Exam

BTEC in Enterprise Specification


Post 16

A-Level Business

Students can complete a two-year course building on the topics covered in GCSE Business Studies.

This course is assessed by 3 examinations at the end of Year 13, covering 4 units:

  • Theme 1: Marketing and People

  • Theme 2: Managing Business Activities

  • Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy

  • Theme 4: Global Business

A-Level Business Specification


A-Level Economics B

Students can specialise in Economics by completing a two-year course which develops some business concepts and introduces new economic topics.

This course is assessed by 3 examinations at the end of Year 13, covering 4 units:

  • Theme 1: Markets, Consumers and Firms

  • Theme 2: The Wider Economic Environment

  • Theme 3: The Global Economy

  • Theme 4: Making Markets Work

A-Level Economics B Specification


Cambridge Technical Level 3 Business

Students can take a two-year course where they will be able to learn a range of business topics but they will comprise combination of coursework and examination modules.

Over the two years, students will complete 5 modules:

  • Unit 1: The Business Environment

  • Unit 2: Working in Business

  • Unit 4: Customers and Communication

  • Unit 5: Marketing and Market Research

  • Unit 8: Introduction to Human Resources

Level 3 Business Brochure




  • Students studying Enterprise are able to take part in the “Tenner Challenge” where they are able to develop a business idea in order to generate profit from their initial £10 investment.

  • Students in Year 7 will be able to attend an after-school Enterprise Club.

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