Business & Enterprise

Specialist Status

B&E schools and colleges use their specialist status to raise standards of achievement and the quality of learning for all their students. Business & Enterprise related subjects and activities are used to develop the whole school's academic improvement by developing innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Their curriculum is enriched and extended by encouraging economic and business understanding, enterprise activities and opportunities for pupils to follow a wide range of work related learning pathways.They are active partners in a learning society with their local network of schools and communities, sharing resources and developing and sharing good practice. They work in partnership with the wider community, including business and industry, to enhance opportunities for lifelong learning in the context of business and enterprise.

Specialist Subjects

How does B&E status affect Teaching and Learning at Walton High?

Specialist Subjects

Business Studies, Maths and ICT
We offer a very wide choice of Business related subjects, with targets set at all key stages:

Advance Learning Day : MY MK


  • Short courses including Young Chamber
  • Advanced Learning Days i.e. Healthy Schools, Passion for Fashion, MY MK
  • Business and Enterprise Lessons


  • GCSE Business Studies
  • GCSE Business Communications
  • Short courses / national competitions
  • Advanced Learning Days ie Stock Market Challenge


  • AS Business Studies
  • A2 Business Studies
  • AS Economics
  • A2 Economics
  • AS ICT
  • A2 ICT
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma in Business

Vocational courses are also given a high status, over the past two years a number of Level 1 and 2 BTEC courses have been introduced into the KS4 and KS5 curriculum:

  • BTEC First Certificate Health and Social Care
  • BTEC First Certificate in Science
  • BTEC First Certificate in Sport
  • BTEC First Certificate in Digital Media
  • BTEC First Certificate in Performing Arts
  • BTEC Diploma in Sport
  • BTEC Diploma in Science
  • BTEC National Diploma in Sport
  • BTEC National Diploma in Science
  • BTEC First Certificate Art and Design

Maths and ICT have a significant business and enterprise dimension. Economic and Financial Understanding themes are taught across the curriculum and in Tutor Time sessions, Short Courses, Advanced Learning Days and in Citizenship modules.

Broad curriculum

'Interconnectedness' is a key success factor in improving schools; Business and Enterprise must be integrated through the curriculum and the focus is on teaching and learning.

Enterprise activities

Enterprise skills include entrepreneurship, team work, problem solving, thinking skills, communication, decision making, creativity, innovation, evaluative and languages skills, all subjects have commercial links involvement with national initiatives and competitions.

Community partnership

We use and develop links with local business and industry - for Business and Enterprise it is not a contrived relationship, collaborative projects i.e. Monster Play have mutually benefited both parties. The WLC runs many courses which meet the needs of the local and wider community. We have recently joined the MK Chamber of Commerce and looking into founding a Youth Chamber.