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Free Enterprise KS3 Teaching Resources for Secondary Teachers
The Economic Well-Being and Financial Curriculum
Enterprise forms part of the Economic Well-Being and Financial Capability curriculum. It aims to help motivate pupils to make progress by enabling them to see the relevance of school-based learning to their future lives in employment and the world of work. Pupils learn to be enterprising, meaning that they handle uncertainty, respond to change and put new ways of doing things into practice. They learn to make risk and reward assessments, the drive to make ideas happen and a positive attitude that they can achieve their aims.
In this area of the KS3 curriculum, pupils develop their capability to manage money and finances. They make creative and realistic plans, learning from mistakes made when a risk is taken. What these pupils will develop will help them in future life and work and also contribute to their understanding of the people they work with and the company they work for.
Enterprise can have a positive impact on pupils’ self-development as they come to not only identify qualities and skills needed in the world of work, but how to apply these. This area of the curriculum requires individuals to work together with others in problem-solving and formulating action plans. Pupils will build on their communication skills which will also help when they enter the world of work or careers.
Resources for Enterprise
This section provides lesson plans for promoting an enterprising approach amongst pupils. There are resources to introduce pupils to innovation and creativity. For example, the Patent Office materials on intellectual property using case studies to consider trademarks and copyright. E4A Education highlights possible enterprise challenges that can be used as inspiration for planning enrichment days or challenges.
Teaching-Resources-UK have some brilliant Enterprise worksheets and lesson plans that cover a great range of topics. Lesson plans also comes with powerpoints that can help lead a class in this subject. All are made interesting and fun so that the pupils stay engaged.
5 Key Free Teaching Resources
Bringing real entrepreneurs experiences into the classroom to help inspire your students, with a suite of ready-to-use lessons for KS3 and KS4
Google SketchUp is a downloadable piece of software that can be used to construct and design multiple ideas and also can be used in many school subjects.
Patant Office offers different packs that can be used in Enterprise, Business Studies and Design & Technology for all ages.
Waitrose offers information on how production, the benefits of good food and its importance.