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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.


Curriculum Intent

Our young people will develop a life-long love of Business and Enterprise through the study of relevant and relatable content delivered by subject experts who are passionate and dedicated to every child they teach. Every Enterprise lesson will include the bigger picture, so students know and understand what they are learning and why.

All students at Heworth Grange School are, without exception, entitled to a world-class education that is holistic, ambitious and aspirational, allowing them to truly understand their potential and set themselves the highest aspirations.

It is vital that we prepare our young people so that they are empowered to become engaged positive and respectful citizens through a dedicated focus on professional development.

We are responsible for ensuring our young people are confident to pursue ambitious next steps in Business and Enterprise education, employment or training which will support their future careers through allowing them to develop employability skills such as presenting to a small group of their peers and obtaining a wide range of transferable skills that can be used in any classroom and in our young people’s future away from Heworth Grange.

Knowledge and skills:

Through our curriculum, students:

  • Build subject specific knowledge and understand how business concepts and skills link between topics and subjects such as finance where students show their mathematical abilities to calculate profit and loss accounts for a given enterprise. They also demonstrate their ability to answer extended questions showcasing their subject specific vocabulary where spelling, punctuation and grammar is also commented on.
  • Develop confidence in communication skills and have opportunity to critically question and debate through presenting a micro-enterprise idea to a small group of peers and their classroom teacher. The observers question students on this idea allowing them to discuss and debate in a professional context which equips our students with lifelong skills.
  • Develop a love of reading and the skills to read fluently, having opportunity to explore wider significant and exclusive texts in Enterprise such as entrepreneurs’ autobiographies, key news texts and relevant case studies.
  • Learn to self-regulate and work independently as well as collaboratively in Enterprise such as presenting their Enterprise ideas to peers and self-assessing their performance.
  • Learn about the world around them and develop their cultural capital through developing enterprise ideas.
  • Will have the opportunity for deep thinking and to get into their ‘flow’ for example in deciding the most appropriate enterprise for them to successfully run which will allow them to consider the various issues involved in short- and long-term success of enterprises.
  • Develop strong mathematical fluency through the study and application of Business finance which will allow students to construct and interpret graphs and analyse relevant mathematical data in order to assess the successfulness of an enterprise.

Curriculum Overview


Enterprise (Business) BTEC Tech Award


All businesses need enterprising employees to drive their organisations forward, to have ideas and initiatives to instigate growth, and to ensure that businesses survive in this fast-changing world. The learning experience in the Business and Applied Learning department reflects this.  Our learners should be independent, passionate, motivated, and proactive.  Enterprise is a key government focus and is set to form an important part of the UK’s global economic status, both now and in the future. Our learners should be able to stand side by side with another business student from any background and compete on an equal playing field.  The BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise that we follow in the department enables our learners to develop these all-important transferable skills. The way in which the course is designed allows an opportunity for practical application alongside conceptual study. This is achieved by involving local small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) throughout the study to bring the course alive.


The BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise is a practical introduction to life and work as an entrepreneur, our learners will: delve deeper into how the sector works, appreciate the importance of business planning and understanding the market and analyse and evaluate the skills they develop. The course has two internally assessed components, and one that is externally assessed.  These components build on each other to motivate our learners by helping them put what they have learned into practice and grow in confidence.

Component 1 Exploring Enterprises (internal assessment)

  • This component is brought to life by the involvement of two local SME’s in its delivery.
  • Both enterprises visit the department and provide lots of business information for the learners to use to successfully complete their internal assessment.

Component 2 Planning for and Pitching and Enterprise Activity (internal assessment)

  • This component requires learners to come up with their own business idea, to plan and pitch the idea in the style of Dragons Den.
  • Programmes such as Dragons Den and The Apprentice are very useful in classroom activities for this component.
  • This component is internally assessed, and we invite local business entrepreneurs to make up our team of dragons. 

Component 3 Promotion and Finance for Enterprise (external assessment)

  • Case studies on local and national enterprises are used for this component to bring to life how they use marketing to make their brand successful.
  • Coca-Cola and Unilever marketing strategies are examined.
  • In the finance element of this component learners examine the costs that businesses face, how they manage their finances and how to achieve a healthy profit leading to a successful enterprise.
  • This component is externally assessed in the form of a 2-hour written exam set and marked by Pearson.

Course Structure

The course is structured in a way that gives the learners the best opportunity for success.  We begin with component 1 to introduce the concept of enterprises then move to component 3 to give the learners a chance to sit the exam in the summer of year 10.  Then in year 11 we continue with component 3 giving them a resit opportunity in January of year 11.  From then on, the learners develop their own enterprise idea for component 2 building on what they have learnt in the other two components.  

This qualification has a grading scale that fully encompasses achievement at Levels 1 and 2.  This enables learners of all abilities to receive appropriate recognition of their achievement and will motivate them to improve and progress during their period of learning and formative assessment. Please see the table below for the grading compared to GCSE course grading.

Level/Qualification Grade

Grade Equivalent

Level 2 / Distinction*


Level 2 / Distinction


Level 2 / Merit


Level 2 / Pass


Level 1 / Distinction


Level 1 / Merit


Level 1 / Pass


Additional Information & Who to contact

Click here to view the Enterprise Specification

If you require any further information or have any questions, then please contact Miss McMahon on