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Enterprise

This engaging course allows students to develop their understanding and the practical skills associated with the work environment and the running of a small enterprise.
What will I study?

This engaging course allows students to develop their understanding and the practical skills associated with the work environment and the running of a small enterprise.  The syllabus provides the knowledge associated with running a small enterprise, and an opportunity for candidates to apply this knowledge in a practical and engaging way when running their own enterprise project or activity. Students will study enterprise in a local as well as a global context, while enhancing their skills of investigation, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and practical problem solving.

Why should I study Enterprise?

IGCSE Enterprise is a unique syllabus that brings the world of business to life and gives students a clear insight into what it means to think like an entrepreneur. The course will allow you to adopt the thoughts and actions of entrepreneurs, developing your knowledge and understanding of the practicalities of setting up and running your own small enterprise. These enterprising skills will equip you with a range of vital transferable life skills for use in planning and organisation, communication and financial management.

How is it assessed?
Component 1 Component 2
• Examination – 1 hour 30 mins • Coursework project – 50%
• Written Paper – 50% • 60 marks
• 100 marks • Portfolio of evidence based on candidate’s enterprise activity
• Short-answer, structured and more open-ended questions • Internally assessed
• The paper is based on a pre-released case study • Externally moderated
• Externally assessed  
What do I need?
An interest and aptitude for Business and Enterprise. The ability to interpret quantitative information is essential for the finance element of the course. A suitable understanding of the English language allowing you to build arguments and distinguish facts from opinion is also desirable. Creativity and innovation alongside being able to work in a team is vital for the coursework task.
Reading List
Complete Enterprise for Cambridge IGCSE – Oxford University Press
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