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Enterprise Faculty

Enterprise Faculty Overview

Enterprise Overview

Enterprise has been introduced at Crawshaw Academy to ensure students are provided with a breadth of study across Business and Employability key areas of study. These are complimented by teaching digital literacy alongside through a project-based approach. Ensuring that our students become work ready and employable are key priorities for the academy, working with local businesses and providing a programme of study that relates to the students is being embedded successfully.

Business Overview

Business at Key Stage 4 can offer learners modern, work-related experiences which then open the door to higher education and countless career options because it is each designed with a clear purpose to support defined progression routes into higher education or employment, build high level skills such as teamwork, creative thinking and presentation skills. Focusing upon developing students’ independent research and study skills essential for their next step in their career.

Head of Faculty

Rachel Rogerson

Assistant Programme Leader Business

Zack Lewis 

Subject Teachers

Oliver Murtagh – Business

Hannah Lawrance - ICT

Business Qualifications

Business BTEC Level 3

 We offer two courses; option one is the ‘Extended Certificate’, option two is the ‘diploma’. The Extended Certificate is four units (3 mandatory, 1 optional) studied over two years, and is equivalent to 1 A Level, the Diploma is six units (4 mandatory, 2 optional) over two years and is equivalent to 2 A Levels. The course covers a wide range of content including the ever-changing current economic climate as well as tackling the traditional areas studied in Business Studies, such as;

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Managing a Business event (Diploma only)
  • International Business (Diploma only)
  • Principles of Management (Diploma only)

On top of these units, students will also can participate in, Work Experience, gaining valuable experience in a real-life work place. This opportunity can be assessed as part of the study programme.

Students will also be offered comprehensive support in applying for apprenticeships, university and job applications and, as in the case of the work experience module, can be assessed as part of the study programme, contributing to the student’s overall grade.

It is also worth noting that this new course is assessed differently to previous BTEC qualifications. It involves both written coursework, controlled assessments and a written exam.

For further information on the course, speak with a member of the Business Department.

GCSE Business Studies

We offer GCSE Business Studies to years 10 and 11. During Year 10 students will study Unit 1: Starting a small business. This unit teaches pupils the rigors of starting a new business including all relevant legal aspects. It also helps the students to understand the vast amount of planning required when starting a business. We also allow the students to develop a marketing campaign that would be relevant to a small business. The pupils would then complete unit 2 of the course entitled: An investigation into small businesses. This would require the students to carry out market research on a small local business of their choice, based around a topic area.

In Year 11 the students will undertake unit 3: Building a business. Where students are taught how to build a successful business, through expansion and growth on a larger scale than the businesses studied in unit 1.

BTEC Business Tech Award

 The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on the knowledge, understanding and skills required to research, plan, and pitch and review an enterprise idea that includes:

  • Development of key skills
  • Knowledge that underpins effective use of skill
  • Attitudes and ways of working

The qualification is graded from Level 1 Pass to Level 2 Distinction*.

KS5 OCR Cambridge Technical in IT – Introductory Diploma

These qualifications aim to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills of the essentials of IT and Cyber Security. Students will gain an insight into the IT sector as they investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure on a global scale, and the importance of legal and security considerations. Designed in collaboration with industry experts the qualifications focus on the requirements that today’s employers demand.

Unit of work:

Unit 1 – Fundamentals of IT

Unit 2 – Global Information

Unit 6 – Application Design

Plus another 2 Optional Units


Enrichment Opportunities


Please speak to your class teacher if you are interested in attending an extra-curricular activity/club for Enterprise.

Business Enrichment

KS4 student intervention and support sessions are run through the week by invitation. If any student needs any additional support, then they should contact a member of the Business department.