01 December 2011
What skills does a successful entrepreneur need to learn? This was one of the key questions discussed around the world during Global Entrepreneurship Week recently (14-20 November 2011).
The question was raised during a panel discussion with young entrepreneurs in London at an event to mark the start of the week. They all flagged financial understanding, understanding and dealing with risk, planning, and above all exposure to practical experience as being vital skills which help develop successful entrepreneurship. All these are present in the new Cambridge IGCSE Enterprise syllabus which combines academic study with a practical coursework component.
To mark the week, we organised online Ask the Expert sessions with our Cambridge IGCSE Enterprise subject specialist and principal examiner. Teachers interested in teaching our new syllabus were able to post questions and have them answered in real time. Questions asked and answered include: how does the course differ from Business Studies, what support is available for the coursework component, and what sort of enterprises can students set up? We’ll summarise the answers on the Cambridge IGCSE Enterprise discussion forum on our Teacher Support website.
Join the online conversation
Cambridge schools still have the opportunity to post questions to our subject specialist and discuss teaching ideas on our Cambridge IGCSE Enterprise online discussion forum. Just go to the Community area on the Teacher Support website, and join the conversation.
We look forward to your questions.
Cambridge IGCSE Enterprise develops skills in creativity, financial planning, team working and problem solving. It aims to give learners an understanding of how enterprises succeed.
View the Cambridge IGCSE Enterprise syllabus.