Highgrove Education


Embark on an exciting journey into the world of entrepreneurship. Throughout this program, you’ll dive deep into the fundamental skills and knowledge essential for budding entrepreneurs. From crafting compelling business plans to mastering marketing strategies, you’ll explore a wide range of topics designed to equip you for success in the dynamic landscape of entrepreneurship. As the culmination of your learning journey, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your entrepreneurial prowess in a Dragons’ Den-style pitch, where you’ll present your innovative ideas to a panel of experts.

Key Information



Access Course Enrolment:
  • Enrolment in our pre-GCSE or pre-A level access course.
  • Access to our self-study materials and platform, live class lessons, and individual teacher support in Office Hours.
  • Weekly teacher-marked homework.
  • Half termly reports.
  • Support from our SENDCo for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities, including assessment for access arrangement entitlement.
  • Support with English for pupils whose first language is not English.
  • A Highgrove Education Office365 account, including Teams, SharePoint and a school email
TeacherMr Shields, Head of Business and Economics
Course Length10 weeks 
Live LessonsOne 45-minute lesson per week
HomeworkApproximately half an hour a week 
Entry RequirementsNone 

Course Syllabus

Lesson 1Different types of businesses
Lesson 2Generating new business ideas
Lesson 3Market research
Lesson 4Adding value
Lesson 5Marketing 
Lesson 6Revenue, costs and profit
Lesson 7Cash and cash-flow
Lesson 8Accountancy basics
Lesson 9Dragon’s Den Pitch
Lesson 10Evaluation

Teacher Profile

Mr Shields has taught Economics and Business studies at A level for over twenty-five years, most recently at Harrow School Online, where his pupils achieved 86% A*-A grades in A level Economics in 2023. He is a multiple award-winning teacher, a chief examiner for GCSE Business for Edexcel, Principal Examiner for A Level Business and an OFQUAL subject expert in Economics and Business. The students Jonathan has taught have achieved UK first places in external examinations on 20 separate occasions, and he has mentored students to win 22 UK and International Business and Economics Competitions, including the International Business Olympiad, UK Young Enterprise and Student Investor competitions.