Thomas Becket Catholic School

Thomas Becket Catholic School

“Creating informed, discerning employees, consumers and future leaders”

Enabling all students to have the opportunity to experience some financial and enterprise education, whether that be through formal lessons, a PSHE program or extracurricular activities and events.

For those that select to study an academic course, to fully experience an insight into the breadth of knowledge, skills and capabilities a study of business provides, with the view to being able to use this information as a consumer, employee, employer, entrepreneur and citizen.

  • Become informed, enquiring and discerning consumers, enabling them to understand their rights, make informed choices and avoid negative consequences
  • Be prepared for  the recruitment process, to understand rights and the underlying reasons for business decisions.
  • Prepare students for the processes involved in setting up and running your own business, developing a full understanding of the risks and rewards.
  • Learn valuable management and leadership skills, as well as aspects of business such as how a business is organised.
  • Be able to make informed choices and understand the advantages and limitations of financial products, in order to better manage finances over a lifetime.
  • Develop an understanding of the UK taxation system and the role of government and the public sector.
  • Provide experience in topics relevant to the business world such as accounting and marketing.
  • Develop skills such as leadership and teamwork
  • Develop analytical and evaluation skills, enabling students to develop a range of skills that can be applied to other aspects of life.

Year 10

  • Introduction to Business
  • Calculating revenue & profit
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Spotting a business opportunity - Customer needs, market research, market segmentation, competitive environment
  • Putting ideas into practice - aims & objectives, revenue & costs, breakeven, cash flow, sources of finance
  • Making a business effective - ownership, location, marketing mix, business plans
  • External influences - stakeholders, technology, legislation, Health & Safety, economic influences

Year 11

  • Business Growth
  • Globalisation
  • Ethics
  • Environmental factors
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Finance

Links to other subjects

  • Mathematics—numeracy skills, drawing and interpreting graphical and tabular data
  • Literacy—reading and understanding case studies; analysis and evaluation of ideas
  • ICT—researching and extracting relevant information from the internet
  • Science—environmental issues
  • Geography—understanding of other countries within the world; lesser and more developed economies; location factors
  • PSHE—ethical issues, legislation
  • D&T—design, quality standards
  • History—historical industry in the UK