Enterprising course for Pocklington School’s sixth form students

A new enterprise and entrepreneurship course will soon be available at Pocklington School Sixth Form.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 5:00 pm
Sixth Form students with Robin Crewes in the newly planted apple orchard.Sixth Form students with Robin Crewes in the newly planted apple orchard.

From September 2021 students interested in setting up their own business can study a BTEC Level 3 in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship as part of an expanding portfolio of options for sixth form students.

The course is a blend of class work and an enterprise project, which will give students hands on experience of setting up and running a micro business. In class, students will cover topics including ‘developing a marketing campaign’ and ‘business and personal finance’, and develop an in-depth, practical understanding of what is involved in starting a business plus how to foster innovation in a corporate setting.

The qualification is equivalent in size to one A-Level and develops transferable skills such as problem solving and critical thinking, creativity, use of technology and systems, presentation techniques, interpersonal skills and the ability to carry out methodical research.

Robin Crewes, business and economics teacher, will lead the course and has already had significant interest in it. Robin said: “We are very excited to launch this course, which will give our students a fantastic mix of studying the characteristics and mindset of successful entrepreneurs and putting the theory into practice by setting up and running their own company.

“Learning by doing is a highly effective way to embed the skills needed to be enterprising and entrepreneurial and will give students valuable experience.

“Communication, teamwork, negotiation, decision making, resource acquisition and opportunity evaluation – these are all skills which are invaluable, no matter what you do in your life.”

In addition to the new Enterprise and Entrepreneurship course, Pocklington School Sixth Form offers 25 A-Levels, including Economics and Business Studies, plus BTEC Level 3 courses in IT and Sport.