Business and Enterprise

“I made 5,127 prototypes of my vacuum before I got it right. There were 5,126 failures. But I learned from each one. That’s how I came up with a solution. So I don’t mind failure”.

- James Dyson -

Curriculum Vision

Our business and enterprise curriculum gives all of our students an understanding and insight into the world of work, specifically the ways in which businesses are established, run and how they benefit society. Our curriculum makes our students think independently and curiously about the way the world works: its economies, its people, and its ethics. We provide our students with opportunities to analyse existing businesses, develop their enterprise skills and creativity, apply their mathematical knowledge and grow and develop into young adults who appreciate how financial and business markets work.

All students

  • Our curriculum enables all students to have an understanding of the economy, the role of business in society, how to analyse and evaluate different types of businesses and gain the skills necessary to gain employment and even develop their own entrepreneurial skills.
  • All students have the opportunity to develop their leadership, communication and presentation skills, which are transferrable skills they can then apply to their further studies, employment in later life or their wider life experiences.
  • We believe that all students have the right to study and understand the world of business and enterprise, so that they can confidently navigate the world of business as adults.

Good Communication skills, Confidence and Curiosity

  • Our curriculum develops students into confident communicators – through the development of their body language, verbal and written communication they will be able to articulate themselves to others in a wide variety of audiences.
  • Studying Business and Enterprise develops our students’ curiosity of how the wider business world – both national and international – affects and influences their lives, and how they can contribute to and influence the business world themselves.

Development of a growth mindset

  • Our approach to teaching business requires students to constantly expand and extend their knowledge and understand of business, and independently seek opportunities to research Economic & Business global affairs.
  • We expect our students to read business articles and research on a regular and wide-ranging basis in order for them to extend their learning beyond the classroom.

Reasoned judgements using numerical data

  • Our teaching of numerical strategies to analyse business, such as applying financial ratios to business accounts enables students to develop their evaluation skills; we encourage students to draw a range of solution-focused conclusions.


“Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career.” 

- Meg Whitman, CEO of Quibi -


University and Careers


The vast majority of students go on to study Business or Economics at RG universities and the department is known for its highly successful destinations for sixth formers in particular. The continual assessment model in BTEC prepares students well for coursework assignments/ dissertation work at university.


We provide a number of opportunities for our students to link our curriculum with the world of work and their future career aspirations:

  • Year 10 Work Experience
  • Access Inspiration and Next Gen Work Experience Scheme
  • Careers Week in March
  • Dragon’s Den Programme


Business Curriculum Journey

The Business Curriculum Journey can be viewed by clicking on the banner below:


The Business and Enterprise Team

  • Mr Tunokan Ogbe - Subject Leader & BTEC Co-ordinator
  • Ms Sarah Akoto - 2iC Year 9
  • Mr Waqas Asghar –  - Teacher of Business & Computing
  • Mr Rob Evans – Work Related Learning Co-ordinator 

For more information on our curriculum, please email for a copy of our department curriculum handbook.