At Westborough, Business and Ethics is one of the school’s areas of specialism and we are continually looking to bring business alive and make it real for our pupils as well as discuss the many ethical issues in the world.

The Business and Ethics department at Westborough is dynamic, friendly and supportive. We continue to deliver subjects in a creative and engaging manner achieving fantastic results.

In addition to student achievement, we aim to equip our young entrepreneurs with the skills and the mind-set to be able to run their own businesses which will ultimately support the future of the British economy.

To enable this, our students have been offered some incredible opportunities in which they have put their business and entrepreneurial skills to the test in many national, local and regional competitions. Consequently, the passion and drive from students has resulted in a win on every occasion where a competition has been in place leaving us unbelievably proud as a school.

Key Stage Three – Enterprise and Ethics

Our goal has always been to nurture students into well rounded individuals with high aspirations and ethics; who will become lifelong learners equipped with the skills to work anywhere in the world.

Learners study business and ethics across the curriculum including various enterprise activities and discuss ethical issues. The topics are contemporary, relevant and engaging which will develop student’s skills as well as include factual content.

The enterprise and ethics curriculum allows learners to engage with people and places. Progression into KS4 is important and skills and knowledge support an appropriate pathway into KS4.

Key Stage Four – Business & Ethics

At KS4 our pupils have the following options to choose from:

GCSE Business

In GCSE Business we concentrate on the key business concepts, issues and skills involved in starting and running a small business as well as examine how a business develops beyond the start-up phase. It focuses on the key business concepts, issues and decisions used to grow a business, with emphasis on aspects of marketing, operations, finance and human resources.

BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise

In this dynamic new course learners will examine different enterprises to develop their knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneurs.

Learners will select an enterprise idea to plan and pitch for. They will work as a small group to run a micro-enterprise activity, and will develop their skills in operating and reviewing the success of the enterprise.

BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care

In Health and Social Care learners will study human lifespan and how we develop, social care and the values that underpin good care and well-being.

This course can give you an insight and valuable skills into whatever career path you are taking. Possible health care roles could include doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives and health care assistants, while social care roles include care assistants, occupational therapists, counsellors and administrative roles.

GCSE Religious Studies

GCSE Religious Studies is a very popular option has produced some fantastic results year on year. During Key Stage 4, all pupils will extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding of religions and other world views, reflecting local, national and global contexts.

Implementation of the curriculum

The national curriculum

Exam specification

Long term plan