A Cambridge IGCSE Elective

Course Description

Cambridge IGCSE Enterprise is a unique subject that brings the world of business into the classroom and gives learners a clear insight into what it means to think like an entrepreneur. Learners adopt the thoughts and actions of entrepreneurs, developing their knowledge and understanding of the practicalities of setting up and running their own new enterprise. Cambridge IGCSE Enterprise equips learners with a range of vital life skills for use in planning and organisation, communication and financial management.

Course Aims

Enable students to:

  • understand what it means to be enterprising, and the skills required to be enterprising
  • develop the ability to work in an enterprising and independent way
  • develop and apply knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary enterprise issues in a range of local, national and global contexts
  • appreciate the roles and perspectives of a range of other people and organisations involved in enterprise and the importance of ethical considerations
  • investigate the world of work and entrepreneurial organisations
  • develop the ability to communicate effectively, in a variety of situations, using a range of appropriate techniques
  • make effective use of relevant terms, concepts and methods when discussing enterprise and enterprising behaviour.

Content Overview

As part of the course, learners develop their enterprise skills by planning and implementing their own enterprise project. This project will give learners the opportunity to gain practical experience of using the knowledge and skills outlined below.

All learners will study the following topics:

  1. Introduction to enterprise
  2. Setting up a new enterprise
  3. Enterprise skills
  4. Enterprise opportunities, risk, legal obligations and ethical considerations
  5. Negotiation
  6. Finance
  7. Business planning
  8. Markets and customers
  9. Help and support for enterprise
  10. Communication


All learners will complete the following tasks for their enterprise project in the coursework:

  • Task 1 Choosing a suitable project, including a formal written report of approximately 1200 words
  • Task 2 Planning the project, including the following:
    • Task 2a Planning to manage potential problems or issues in the action plan
    • Task 2b Either planning for financing the project or planning marketing communications.
  • Task 3 Using enterprise skills to implement the plan
  • Task 4 Evaluating the project, including a formal written report of approximately 1500 words that evaluates the planning and implementation of the project (compulsory) and one of the following:
    • the financial success of the project (optional)
    • the marketing communications used (optional)
    • the internal communications used (optional).

Across the two years, students will complete their coursework, including the tasks listed above. These tasks are internally assessed and externally moderated.

In October/November 2025, students will sit an external examination, which includes short answer, structured and open ended questions, based on a pre-released case study. Results of the examination and externally moderated coursework tasks, and certificates of achievement, will be released in January/February 2026.

For more information, you can view the Enterprise syllabus and past examination papers here.