Key Stage 4 Work-related learning (WRL), Enterprise education and Citizenship learning
Work-related learning (WRL)
The DCFS advises that the statutory aspects of WRL are delivered by schools using three distinct but complementary learning strands:
Learning strand 1Through work, by providing opportunities for students to learn from direct experiences of work (for example, through work experience or part-time jobs, Enterprise activities in schools and through vocational contexts in subjects).
Learning strand 2Learning about work, by providing opportunities for students to develop knowledge and understanding of work and enterprise (for example, through vocational courses and careers education).
Learning strand 3Learning for work by developing skills for enterprise and employability (for example, through problem-solving activities, work simulations, and mock interviews).
RaceDay would deliver learning strands 2 and 3 of Key Stage 4 WRL, although scope exists for aspects of strand 1 to be delivered as well, e.g. through linking with vocational learning about horseracing, hospitality and marketing, administration and finance.
Enterprise education is the development of enterprise capability and is supported by financial capability and economic and business understanding. At Key Stage 4, this is a statutory requirement.
RaceDay could help to deliver Enterprise education through opportunities for specific enterprise attributes to be acquired and developed, including teamworking and leadership as well as more specific business content such as marketing, hospitality, and basic financial management. Opportunities for students to develop financial capabilities also exist through activities that focus upon profitability, risk and partnerships/shareholdings.
RaceDay can help to deliver some of the outcomes expected under:
- DCSF Key Stage 4 Citizenship requirements for England, e.g. the economy in relation to Citizenship.
- Education for Citizenship in Scotland As set out by ‘Learning and Teaching Scotland’
- The National Assembly for Wales Circular No:11/2005, which sets out the ‘Global Citizenship Secondary School Map – Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship’ Circular can be found here
The National Curriculum
RaceDay has been designed to meet many aspects of the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum. The table below is intended to signpost where the National Curriculum requirements are most readily met, although many other areas could be delivered – depending on how the teacher extends or contextualises material.
|Key Stage 3 National Curriculum||RaceDay: Key Stage 3 concepts||RaceDay: Key Stage 3 processes|
|Citizenship||1.2 Rights and responsibilities||2.1: Critical thinking and enquiry
2.2 Advocacy and representation
|PSHE||All aspects of economic well-being and financial capability||2.1: Self-development
2.4 Financial capability
|Personal, learning and thinking skills||Independent enquirers
|Both ‘Focus’ and ‘Skills’ are implicit throughout RaceDay.
The link curriculum.qca.org.uk
offers obvious content links with RaceDay.
|ICT||1.1 Capability, particularly 1.1(a)
1.2 Communication and collaboration
1.3 Exploring ideas and manipulating information
|2.2 Developing ideas
2.3 Communicating information
|Mathematics||1.1 Competence, particularly 1.1(a)
1.2 Creativity, particularly 1.2 (a),(b)
1.3 Applications and implications, particularly 1.3(d)
1.4 Critical understanding, particularly 1.4(a)
|2.2 Analysing, particularly 2.2.(f), (h), (l), (m), and (o)|
|English||1.1 Competence, particularly 1.1(b)
1.2 Creativity, particularly 1.2(d)
|2.2 Reading, particularly (a)|
Key Stage 4 (and equivalent) specifications
|AQA||GCSE||Business Studies||Spec. A (3132)
Spec. B Full (3133)
Spec. B Short (3139)
|AQA||GCSE||Applied Business (double award)||Spec. 3831|
|AQA||GCSE||Business and Communication Systems.||Spec. 3126|
|OCR||GCSE||Business Studies||Spec. A Full (1951) Spec. A Short (1051) Spec. B Modular (1952)|
|OCR||GCSE||Applied Business (double award)||Spec. 1491|
|OCR||GCSE||Business and Communication Systems||Spec. 1950|
|OCR||Level 2 National Award||Business||Spec. 6329|
|Edexcel||GCSE||Business (short)||Spec. 3503|
|Edexcel||GCSE||Business and Communication Systems||Spec. 1504|
|Edexcel||GCSE||Business Studies and Economics (Nuffield)||Spec. 1171|
|Edexcel||GCSE||Applied Business (double award)||Spec. 2306|
|Edexcel||BTEC First Certificate||Business||-|
|Edexcel||BTEC First Diploma||Business||-|
|WJEC||GCSE||Business Studies(full and short||Subject code 3210|
|SQCA||Scottish Standard Grade||Business Management||-|
|CCEA||GCSE||Business Studies||Subject code 3210|