This resource has been designed for GCSE Business Studies, and can be used for the new AQA GCSE Business (8132) for exams 2019 - it covers 3.1.1 The purpose and nature of businesses and focuses on Business enterprise and entrepreneurship. It can also be modified slightly to use for any other level 2 business lesson focusing on the characterisitics needed to become an entrepreneur and the motivations behind starting up your own business.
This resources contains material for two 55 minute lessons covering
A lesson plan for two lessons, listing student and teacher activity
A PowerPoint guiding students through activities related to characteristics of an entrepreneur and objectives of an entrepreneur.
A worksheet where students provide examples of real life entrepreneurs
An answer sheet for the worksheet
An extension activity where students read entrepreneur cards describing 5 different key characteristics needed to become an entrepreneur before completing their own Priority Pyramid to list the characteristics in their own chosen order.
The lesson contains links to additional information about real life entrepreneurs, such as interviews and news paper articles.
There is also a homework sheet for the students which requires them to research an entrepreneur and produce a mini biography.
There is diversity included in the entrepreneurs chosen, with a teenage entrepreneur and a "mumentrepreneur" (a mum who has set up their own business after leaving full time work to care for their young children), as well as well known entreprenuers including Sir Alan Sugar, Steve Jobs and James Dyson.