Our Business curriculum will give the students an opportunity to:

Research and Design

  • Engage in an iterative process of design and making;
  • Undergo primary and secondary research techniques into a range of clients’ needs;
  • Identify and solve their own problems and the problems of specific clients and target market groups;
  • Develop products that respond to the needs of clients in a variety of situations;
  • Develop and communicate their design ideas using a business plan and sales pitch and business proposal.


  • Select from and use specialist digital media tools, techniques, processes to produce a planned product;
  • Market and pitch a business proposal to a client;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of and Enterprise and marketing.


  • Investigate new and emerging digital technologies;
  • Personal project work, analysing how the product fulfils the requirements of the specification and the user’s needs, wants and values;
  • Recognise how their product can be modified to better meet its intended aim and target audience.

We believe that students deserve a broad and ambitious Business curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, which ignites curiosity and prepares them well for future learning or employment. Our Business curriculum will give students the opportunity to:

  • use their developed analytical and evaluative skills to read case study-based question, in order to answer a question in a structured way to argument a point and establish a judgement;
  • explain the rational for each lesson through the use of a What and Why focus on each lesson. This ensures that students understand why they are learning something and the application of the skill, both in the lesson and in a wider context;
  • demonstrate the ability to build an argument, which is centred around a balanced argument justifying a judgement;
  • to apply theoretical concepts in the real life situations which facilitates discussion and engagement of real life impacts;
  • develop cultural capital that will help remove barriers to achievement in school, future learning and the world of work;
  • promote an inquisitive and questioning mind-set that does not accept ideas and opinions at face value;
  • to differentiate all lessons through the use of a RAGB system to help support learners of all ability to enable all students to fulfil their potential;
  • use a wide range of appropriate business terminology to improve precision and understanding of the business environment;
  • produce ‘beautiful work’ of which they can be proud; in talk, articulate and express their ideas, views and opinions about a wide range of topics clearly, confidently and respectfully;
  • develop their character, including resilience, confidence and independence, so that they contribute positively to the life of the school, the Garforth community and the wider environment
PedagogyEnrichmentOther general principles
Our pedagogy is underpinned by:a consistent and challenging approach to the teaching, which engages students to think about the wider context and impacts of decisions. This will be through the use of the What and Why system within all lessonsthe regular use of live modelling and exemplar texts to demonstrate processes, standards and expectationsto differentiate tasks within lessons through the RAGB system to support students learninga range of strategies to deepen knowledge so that it is committed to long term memorya need to ‘normalise error’ so that teachers can pre-empt error as part of their planning to address gaps swiftly, and students see error as a learning opportunitythe importance of giving students regular opportunities to improve and redraft work through the use of resubmission and green pen workensure we reward and praise students within the classroom through the use of praise boards and student commendationsWe will enrich our curriculum by:marking cross curriculum links with professionals within the industrycontinue to link the topic areas to the current affairs to demonstrate the impacts and relevance of theory within the classroomoffering opportunities for children to learn through a variety of methods and active learning techniquesencouraging students to participate in areas out of the life of the school and the community, including charity work, and use the skills they have learntOur curriculum will enable students to:learn within a coherent and progressive framework e.g. RAGB, P.E.E frameworks and scaffoldingdevelop new skills through a variety of interesting contexts to foster enjoymentdevelop a rich and deep subject knowledgeunderstand what they are doing well and how they need to improve through targeted feedback and markingto participate with real affairs and facilitate discussions around real life issuesbuild on their understanding of the importance of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and tolerance and respectimprove their spiritual, social, moral and cultural understanding