Carlton Bolling College
Head of Vocational and Enterprise faculty
Research at Carlton Bolling
Staff survey = 50 responses
Student Survey = 500 responses
Learning to become a business leader or an
2. Learning with a business mind
3. Learning about finance and employment
4. Learning whilst working
5. Learning by going out experiencing the business world.
6. Creative learning - when you think on your own and you
7. Learning skills
8. Learning with others and doing joint projects
9. Independent learning, making decisions on your own.
10. Learning something new in a new environment.
Carlton Bolling – Staff Perception
Similar to independent learning but perhaps includes additional
elements of taking ownership and reflection. Creative, discovery,
student led. Forward thinking using initiative.
Learning which empowers students and enables them to be
creative and think of ways in which they can employ their
Learning how to make the most of a business opportunity and
Learning through putting yourself in the entrepreneurs job role
D. About equipping students with a more fluid set of skills. Work
nowadays is constant change and students need a wide range of
base skills and adaptable thinking.
Using real business situations to facilitate learning. Making links
with companies and learning through business type projects.
Carlton Bolling – Staff Perception
Learning which provides students with the skills needed for the world of
business - e.g. presentation, cooperation, persuasion, organisational etc.
Learning developing skills in working with others, communicating, making
decisions, solving problems, taking a calculated risk, perceiving mistakes as
learning curves not as failures, developing financial capabilities, taking
responsibility for own actions.
Learning that encourages students to develop skills of initiative,
responsibility, leadership and use of creativity. Usually linked to the worlds
of business or vocational education but can be cross curricular link
A learner-centred approach that aims to develop the key skills which will
enable children to cope better, in any area of life through the development
of a real problem-solving attitude; it is not just restricted to the field of
"business and industry".
Students learning by doing- taking risks, having fun, actively learning,
being responsible for self PLTS
A learner-centred approach that aims to develop the key skills
which will enable children to cope better, in any area of life
through the development of a real problem-solving attitude; it
is not just restricted to the field of "business and industry".
PLTS – Whole School Focus
Personalised Learning and
Enterprise Club have been working with
the school caterers to discuss potential
menu changes for Carlton Bolling
Student carried out marketing research
amongst students and staff to share with
the caterers. They also spent an afternoon
sampling new menu items….
Let’s see what they decided for us…..
Meal in a Box Challenge
Year 13 Business
28 Year 12 Business students attended the Coca-Cola Factory in Wakefield, led
by Miss Henstock and Mr Gough. Students were kitted out in work clothes and
headsets to enable them to your the Coca-Cola factory and see what goes on
behind the Coca-Cola scenes. A talk was also delivered by a marketing
professional at Coca-Cola, which will enable learners to complete their Unit 3
Coursework – ‘Introduction to Marketing’. The day was a great success and
commented on how much the visit has helped them to gain a better
understanding of Marketing in a real life company.