Enterprise Initiatives

Enterprise Initiatives

Enterprise Initiatives is a space on the Netherhall website where all things Entrepreneurial across the school can get the publicity they deserve! Whether it is through classroom learning, a competition, extracurricular club, guest speakers or voluntary efforts, the Netherhall School provides an environment where students can foster and explore their entrepreneurial spirit and seek information and guidance about opportunities to enrich their learning through Enterprise.

 

Current Opportunities available to students: 

InvestIN Programmes (costs apply)

2015 RES Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition

Link: http://www.res.org.uk/view/essayEduTraining.html

2015 Cambridge University Marshall Society Essay Competition

Link: http://marshallmagazine.co.uk/essay-competition/2015-competition.php

2015/16 Coca-Cola Real Business Challenge

Link: http://www.therealexperience.co.uk/news/the-real-business-challenge-201516-has-launched/

2014/15 Competitions:

Young Enterprise Company Programme

Link: http://www.young-enterprise.org.uk/about-us/young-enterprise-by-region/east-of-england/

IFS Student Investor Challenge

Link: https://www.studentinvestor.org/portfolio-league.php?school=3570

The Papworth Trust Schools Accumulator Challenge

Link: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge-pupils-raise-5-000-Papworth-Trust/story-26009197-detail/story.html

2013/14 Competitions:

Guest Speakers/Events:

At the Netherhall School and Sixth Form, we are always excited to get involved with new Enterprise Initiatives so if you have an idea and the drive to really ‘give it a go’, then Netherhall is a place where you can turn that idea into reality!

AS and A-level Business Studies

Fifty percent of new businesses in the UK fail within their few years.  This course aims to equip tomorrow’s Business Leaders with the ability to make informed decisions across all aspects and sizes of Businesses. 

The AS course will focus mainly on what businesses are and how to make managerial decisions to improve business performance across the functional areas of Marketing, Finance, Operations and Human Resources.

The full A-level will include the above but go further to study leadership and strategic decisions including the internal and external influences that can impact on the overall success of a business.

The course will be based very much on real business scenarios and students are advised to keep up with the latest business news to relate real-world cases to core concepts taught in class. 

Students will be assessed across four Achievement Objectives:  Knowledge, Application, Analysis and Evaluation.  These will be assessed as follows:

AS Course (100% exam-assessed; each paper covers all AS course material)
Paper 1 (1hr 30mins):  10 Multiple Choice questions, Short Answer questions worth 20 marks, 2 Data Response sections worth 25 marks each.  Paper 1 is out of 80 marks and is worth 50% of the AS course. 

Paper 2 (1hr 30mins):  1 compulsory Case Study with approximately 7 questions.  Paper 2 is out of 80 marks and is worth 50% of the AS course. 

A-level Course (100% exam-assessed; each paper covers all A-level course material)
Paper 1 (2hrs):  15 Multiple Choice questions, Short Answer questions worth 35 marks, 2 essay questions (choosing one question from 2 options twice) worth a total of 50 marks.  Paper 1 is out of 100 marks and is worth 33.3% of the A-level.

Paper 2 (2hrs):  3 Data Response compulsory questions worth approximately 33 marks each and made up of three or four-part questions.  Paper 2 is out of 100 marks and is worth 33.3% of the A-level.

Paper 3 (2hrs):  One compulsory case study followed by approximately six questions. Paper 3 is out of 100 marks and is worth 33.3% of the A-level.

Entry Requirements:  Students do not need to have taken previous Business Studies courses to succeed at this course.  Click the link at top right of the page (?) to download the course specification and information leaflet.

AS and A-level Economics

“Economics is everywhere, and understanding economics can help you make better decisions and lead a happier life.”  -- Tyler Cowen

Economics is a course intended for motivated and academic students who wish to study how individuals, firms and governments interact with each other in society to try to improve overall welfare.  At AS-level, they will study concepts such as how markets work, why they sometimes fail, and what governments can do to try to improve outcomes for society. 

Students will also be introduced to analyzing the economy on a national and global basis using macroeconomic policies to improve overall performance measures. This will include learning about the circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis and related concepts.

The full A-level course will include all of the above but will go further to analyse microeconomic concepts such as production costs and revenues, imperfect competition and monopoly, income and wealth inequality, and the labour market.  They will also study macroeconomic concepts including financial markets, monetary, fiscal and supply-side policies, and the international economy.

The course will be based very much on real-world scenarios and students are advised to keep up with the latest economic news to relate current events to core concepts taught in class. 

Students will be assessed across four Achievement Objectives:  Knowledge, Application, Analysis and Evaluation.  These will be assessed as follows:

AS Course (100% exam-assessed)
Paper 1 (1hr 30mins):  The Operation of Markets and Market Failure.  20 Multiple Choice questions, Data Response questions requiring written answers – choice of one from two contexts worth 50 marks.  Paper 1 is out of 70 marks and is worth 50% of the AS course.

Paper 2 (1hr 30mins):  The National Economy in a Global Context.  20 Multiple Choice questions, Data Response questions requiring written answers – choice of one from two contexts worth 50 marks.  Paper 1 is out of 70 marks and is worth 50% of the AS course.

A-level Course (100% exam-assessed)
Paper 1 (2hrs): Markets and Market Failure.  Section A: Data Response questions requiring written answers – choice of one from two contexts worth 40 marks.  Section B: Essay questions requiring written answers – choice of one from three worth 40 marks.  Paper 1 is out of 80 marks and is worth 33.3% of the A-level course.

Paper 2 (2hrs): National and International Economy.  Section A: Data Response questions requiring written answers – choice of one from two contexts worth 40 marks.  Section B: Essay questions requiring written answers – choice of one from three worth 40 marks.  Paper 2 is out of 80 marks and is worth 33.3% of the A-level course.

Paper 3 (2hrs):  Economic Principles and Issues (all course content assessed).  Section A: Multiple Choice questions worth 30 marks.  Section B: Case Study questions requiring written answers, worth 50 marks.   Paper 3 is out of 80 marks and is worth 33.3% of the A-level course.

Entry requirements:  Students do not need to have taken previous Economics courses to succeed at this course.  A GCSE Maths grade of B is highly recommended before considering entry onto the course.  Click the link at top right of the page (?) to download the course specification and information leaflet.