Windsor High School and Sixth Form, Richmond Street, Halesowen, B63 4BB
Part of Windsor Academy Trust

Business/Enterprise Studies

Curriculum Intent

To equip students with the knowledge and skills to achieve success in the ever-changing world of work.

Course description

Exam Board: Edexcel

This course reflects the demands of a truly modern and evolving business environment and can help you to succeed in your chosen career pathway. You will leave this course as a commercially minded and enterprising individual with a greater understanding of the world that we live in and with a greater awareness of global issues and events.

The course is split into 2 themes:

Theme 1: Investigating a Small Business
1.1 Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
1.2 Spotting a business opportunity
1.3 Putting a business idea into practice
1.4 Making the business effective
1.5 Understanding external influences on business

Theme 2: Building a Business
2.1 Growing the business
2.2 Making marketing decisions
2.3 Making operational decisions
2.4 Making financial decisions
2.5 Making human resource decisions


This course is 100% examination assessed and has 2 exams (Theme 1 and Theme 2). Each exam is 1 hour 45 minutes long and consists of multiple choice, short answer and long answer questions.

Key skills

You will learn how to produce financial documents and promotional materials for a business, enhancing your numeracy skills and harnessing your creativity. You will also have the opportunity to develop your extended writing and time-management skills through meeting regular deadlines as well as improving your interpersonal and communication skills through discussion and presentation tasks.

This course goes well with any other subject and the skills you will develop will not only benefit you during your time at school but also in your journey beyond Windsor High School and Sixth Form.

Where can it take me?

This course is the perfect route towards the following Level 3 courses offered at Windsor Sixth Form:

  • A Level Business
  • A Level Economics
  • BTEC Business Extended Certificate

“A knowledge of business and business processes can be useful in many different jobs, including roles within the administrative and clerical job family, accountancy, banking and finance, and retail sales and customer services. It will also be useful if you are thinking about setting up your own business or being self-employed in the future." - UCAS website

Further information

Please contact: Mrs H Alexander - Curriculum Leader of Business and Economics

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