BEDFORD is a specialist Business and Enterprise College and the enterprising ethos really does run through the whole school. All our students complete one hour of Enterprise Studies each week in addition to any Business Studies lessons.
All our students are given plenty of opportunities to take part in Business and Enterprise-themed activities and events, including Enterprise Markets, fundraising, Young Chamber and visits.

Department Staff and Responsibilities
Mrs R Puzzar, Teaching and Learning Manager
Mr P Dean, Teacher of Business, Computing, Media and Business and Enterprise Community Co-ordinator

Linked Governor Mr Steven Lower

Courses offered:

Subject: GCSE Business Studies 9-1

Department: Business & Enterprise

Exam Board: Edexcel

Course Assessment:

Unit 1 – Investigating Small     Business  50% Exam

Unit 2 – Building a Business    50% Exam

Subject Topics Covered:

Enterprise
Business opportunities
Making Business Effective
External Influences
Marketing
Operations
Finance
Human Resource Management

Subject: Technical Award in Business and Enterprise L1/2

Department: Business & Enterprise

Exam Board: NCFE

Course Assessment:

This course comprises of 2 mandatory units.

Unit 1 is assessed by an external exam and unit 2 is assessed by a synoptic project that is internally assessed and externally verified.

Subject Topics Covered:

Unit 1 – Starting a business or enterprise

Unit 2 – Market research &   analysis.

Weighing is Unit 1 40% Unit 2 60%

Key Stage 4 courses available:
GCSE Business
Technical Award in Business and Enterprise

Extra Curricular Activities (Days and Times)
• Media Team – Wed 2.45pm– 4.15pm. L41
• B&E Homework Club – Monday, Wednesday, Friday Lunch L43
• KS4 intervention sessions daily at Lunch L43
• Business Competitions
• Educational visits Eg: Alton Towers, Town & City Centres & Local Businesses.
• Enterprise Markets Seasonal