Sarah Phillips, Business and Economics Subject Advisor
Welcome to Enterprise and Marketing! With so many new centres this year, and it being the first teaching of the redeveloped course, we thought it might be useful to highlight key information and support available to you to help you every step of the way throughout the course.
Make sure you have told us you are teaching the course – complete the online form so that we can keep you updated with latest news, resources and events. If you are a completely new centre or new to Cambridge Nationals, make sure you have centre approval. There’s more information on the admin section of our website.
Once all of that is done, check that you are teaching the redeveloped specification, J837, and not the legacy as this is the qualification that will count on the performance tables in 2024. Current Year 11 will be the final year group to complete the legacy J819 course.
The next thing to do is get set up on our new secure teacher website Teach Cambridge. This site, designed by teachers for teachers, includes all the support and resources that you will need, personalised for you and the subjects you teach.
As it is secure, your Exams Officer will need to add you to your centre’s account to give you access. Send this My Cambridge link to your Exams Officer if they need any further information or guidance.
Once you have access, it’s simple to set up. Just make sure you add the courses you are delivering so you get all the updates, resources, and training relevant to them. Select Enterprise and Marketing Level 1/Level 2 (2022+) from the list of options. You can add other courses at any time by clicking on My account, Account, and Settings.
Once set up, teachers of the new course will also need to complete the Essentials for NEA training. This is a short course, with important information and advice required before starting any NEA work. You can access the course on the qualification page of Teach Cambridge – choose Assessment, then NEA/Coursework.
You’ll find a range of useful resources on the Teach Cambridge website. These include:
Looking ahead to options evenings and recruiting students for next year, another really useful resource is the teacher toolkits, which have everything you need to promote the course to students and parents/carers, including leaflets, posters, guides and an editable PowerPoint. You can download these, or you can order hard copies if you would prefer.
We run a number of CPD sessions throughout the academic year to support you, many of them free. These sessions range from essential courses (such as the Essentials for the NEA) to optional courses and events.
For the new spec, J837, these include:
For the legacy spec, J819:
You can book a place on these and other courses by going to our professional development page and choosing the relevant course. You can also book from the training link on Teach Cambridge.
If you have any questions, whether simple or complex, we’re here to support you to get the best for your students. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can respond to emails or give you a call to talk through anything to do with delivering the course.
If you have any questions you can email email@example.com, call us on 01223 553998 or tweet us @OCR_BusEcon. You can also sign up to subject updates and receive information about resources and support.
Sarah joined the Business and Economics team in September 2022. She has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher of Business, Economics and Finance and in leadership roles including Head of Department, Head of Sixth Form and Assistant Principal. She has been an assessor for A Level Economics and holds a degree in Business Economics and the RSA Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).