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Free Enterprise KS4 Teaching Resourses for Secondary Teachers

Learning Enterprise at KS4

Pupils learn to be enterprising. This means that they develop their ability to handle uncertainty, respond positively to change, implement new ideas and ways of doing things. As part of the curriculum, pupils at Key Stage 4 make realistic and creative plans to make things happen. Learning from mistakes is encouraged and decisions pupils make are informed by risk and reward assessments they make. Enterprise forms part of the Economic Well-Being and Financial Capability curriculum, fostering links between school-based learning and skills that are valuable in the world of work. Pupils can apply the skills, qualities and attributes through engaging in projects that can have cross-curricular reach.

Pupils will build on their existing communication and team-work skills as they will sometimes have to work in groups on ideas, projects and research. Pupils can always learn from each other so any group tasks will teach them to accept other peoples view, understand it and also debate with it if needed.

At Key Stage 4, it is expected that pupils will show drive and self-reliance when focused on work-related tasks. They become more aware of specific attitudes for enterprise: self-reliance, open-mindedness, taking account of evidence and a commitment to making things happen.


The resources in this section can be used to promote enterprise by providing materials and inspiration for devising opportunities and contexts in which pupils can identify skills needed, develop them and apply them to achieve a purpose.

E4A Education is a website that specialises in Enterprise and provides packs, booklets and puzzles to help with the teaching of the subject. This site have done a lot of research and development into their resources and content which, over the years, has helped improved the learning of Enterprise. They also provide up-to-date news on anything new they do, for example; talking about a new workshop that they have created.


6 Key Free Teaching Resources

Enterprise Lesson Plans & Worksheets

Enterprise Lesson Plans & Worksheets

Bringing real entrepreneurs experiences into the classroom to help inspire your students, with a suite of ready-to-use lessons for KS3 and KS4

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BP Educational Service

BP Educational Service

Providing innovative curriculum-linked free teaching resources for secondary Science, Geography & Business Studies at Key Stages 3 and 4.

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Google SketchUp

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.

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Patent Office

Patant Office offers different packs that can be used in Enterprise, Business Studies and Design & Technology for all ages.

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E4A Education

Resources for KS2 and KS3 students who are leaning about Enterprise.

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Waitrose offers information on how production, the benefits of good food and its importance.

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