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AQA Business - UNIT 10 Managing Strategic Change
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AQA Business - UNIT 10 Managing Strategic Change

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This bundle of four PowerPoint and revision note topics, provides students with an indepth understanding of core areas relating to the AQA A Level Business specification. The pack contains notes abouts managing change, managing organisational culture, managing strategic implementation and concludes with the problems of strategy and why strategies fail. Specific topic areas include: The causes of and pressures for change Disruptive change Incremental change Lewin’s Force Field Analysis The value of change The value of a flexible organisational model Restructuring Delayering Organic v mechanistic structures Knowledge and information management Barriers to change Kotter and Schlesinger’s models The importance of organisational culture Handy’s cultural models Hofstede’s national culture models Influences on organisational culture Problems of changing culture How to implement strategic change Leadership and strategic change Communication and strategic change Network analysis Critical path analysis Strategic drift Planned and emergent strategies Divorce of ownership and control The value of strategic planning Contingency planning Given the inclusion of student revision notes, this pack represents excellent value for money and saves teachers hours of time in preparing notes.
AQA Business - Managing Strategic Implementation
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AQA Business - Managing Strategic Implementation

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of managing strategic implementation by businesses and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers how to implement strategy effectively and the value of leadership in its implementation. It then looks at the value of communication before examining the importance of organisational structure with a look at functional, regional, product-based and matrix structures and their impact on implementing strategy. The pack concludes with an assessment of network analysis. This includes an understanding and interpretation of network diagrams, amending network diagrams and identifying the critical path and calculation of total float. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a variety of practice calculation activities, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
Training and Appraisal
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Training and Appraisal

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification (but are suitable for all boards). These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component One topic of training and appraisal. They explain the role of training in developing appropriate skills and the different methods of training including induction, on-the-job, off-the-job and apprenticeships. They then evaluate the importance and impact of training for a business and proceed to then explain the different methods of appraisal. These include a superior’s assessment, peer assessment, self-assessment and 360 degree feedback. It explains how appraisals can benefit both the business and the employee before evaluating its overall impact. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions and also a practice essay (both with solutions). The pack also contains a free set of student revision notes.
PEST Analysis: Social
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PEST Analysis: Social

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification (but are suitable for all boards). These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component Three topic of PEST Analysis. They explain the main social factors that affect business activity and their impact upon stakeholders. They examine the meaning demographics and look at the changing population structure of the UK and how this provides both threats and opportunities for business with a focus upon population size, age, housing and migration patterns. They conclude with an evaluation of the changing social trends within the UK and contrasting modern Britain with that of the 1970’s. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions and also a practice essay (both with solutions). The pack also contains a FREE set of student revision notes.
AQA Business - Analysing Internal Position: Financial Ratio Analysis
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AQA Business - Analysing Internal Position: Financial Ratio Analysis

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of financial ratio analysis and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers the basic purpose of financial ratios. It then examines the key ratios of ROCE, Gearing, Payables and Receivable Days, Current Ratio and Inventory Turnover considering each of their strengths and weaknesses and providing suggestions as to how each could be improved. The pack concludes with a critical analysis of ratios and assesses their weaknesses. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, several practice calculation questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA Business - Analysing Strategic Options: Investment Appraisal
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AQA Business - Analysing Strategic Options: Investment Appraisal

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of investment appraisal and sensitivity analysis and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation analyses the strategic options available to a business with a specific reference to investment appraisal and sensitivity analysis. It examines the 3 main investment appraisal techniques of payback, average rate of return (ARR) and net present value (NPV), including how to calculate and interpret the results of each method. It then considers the factors influencing investment decisions including non-financial factors, risk and uncertainty, before concluding with an evaluation of sensitivity analysis. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA Business - UNIT 9 Strategic Methods: How to Pursue Strategies
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AQA Business - UNIT 9 Strategic Methods: How to Pursue Strategies

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This bundle of four PowerPoint and revision note topics, provides students with an indepth understanding of core areas relating to the AQA A Level Business specification. The pack contains notes abouts assessing a change in scale, innovation, internationalisation and the growth of digital technologies. Specific topic areas include: Economies and diseconomies of scale Economies of scope Experience curve Synergy and overtrading Organic and external growth Retrenchment Franchising Integration and growth Innovation Kaizen Research and development Intrapreneurship Benchmarking Intellectual property and its protection Exporting Licensing Alliances Direct Investment Off-shoring and re-shoring Multinational corporations Bartlett and Ghosall’s international model ERP Big Data and Data Mining E-Commerce Given the inclusion of student revision notes, this pack represents excellent value for money and saves teachers hours of time in preparing notes.
Strategic Analysis: SWOT, Porter's Five Forces and The Ansoff Matrix
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Strategic Analysis: SWOT, Porter's Five Forces and The Ansoff Matrix

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification but is suitable for all boards. These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component Two topic of strategic analysis with a focus upon corporate plans, SWOT analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Model and the Ansoff Matrix. They explain the relationship between objectives and strategy and assess corporate strategy, strategic direction, divisional and functional strategies. They then assess the relationship between strategy and tactics before explain the purpose of corporate plans. There follows an assessment of SWOT analysis and it is applied to Cadbury, before there is analysis of Porter’s Five Forces Model. Finally the material examines the nature and purpose of the Ansoff Matrix and evaluates its usefulness to a business. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions and also a practice essay (all with suggested solutions). In addition to the main PowerPoint a PDF copy of the notes has been provided to assist with pupil hand outs.
AQA Business - Complete Year 13 Course
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AQA Business - Complete Year 13 Course

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An 18 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering the entire Year 13 element of the A Level Business course. This represents tremendous value for high quality resources and offers a significant saving against other commercial options. PowerPoints include: UNIT 7 Analysing the Strategic Position of a Business •Mission, corporate objectives and strategy •Analysing internal position: financial ratio analysis •Analysing internal position: overall position •Analysing external environment: political & legal change •Analysing external environment: economic change •Analysing external environment: social and technological change •Analysing external environment: the competitive environment •Analysing strategic options: investment appraisal UNIT 8 Choosing Strategic Direction •Strategic direction: choosing which markets to compete in and what products to offer •Strategic direction: choosing how to compete UNIT 9 Strategic Methods: How to Pursue Strategies •Assessing a change in scale •Assessing innovation •Assessing internationalisation •Assessing greater use of digital technology UNIT 10 Managing Strategic Change •Managing change •Managing organisational culture •Managing strategic implementation •Problems with strategy and why strategies fail Each presentation contains extensive, detailed notes that are specific to the exam requirements of the AQA. These resources are designed to be engaging and accessible and all contain the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test or calculation questions and an essay practice (all with suggested solutions). In addition, each presentation is accompanied with a FREE student revision notes handout to assist with the delivery of the material.
AQA Business - Analysing Internal Position: Overall Position
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AQA Business - Analysing Internal Position: Overall Position

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of analysing the internal position and overall position of a business and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers the analysis of data other than purely financial statements to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a firm. It then looks at the importance of core competencies before examining short and long-term business performance. The pack concludes with an assessment of different methods of measuring and assessing a business’s performance, including Kaplan and Norton’s balanced scorecard model and Elkington’s triple bottom line. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA A Level Business UNIT 8 - Choosing Strategic Direction
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AQA A Level Business UNIT 8 - Choosing Strategic Direction

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A 2 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering Unit 8 of the A Level Business course. PowerPoints include: •Choosing Strategic Direction (Ansoff’s Matrix) •Strategic Positioning Each presentation contains extensive, detailed notes that are specific to the exam requirements of the AQA. These resources are designed to be engaging and accessible and all contain the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test or calculation questions and an essay practice (all with suggested solutions). In addition, each presentation is accompanied with a FREE student revision notes handout to assist with the delivery of the material.
PEST Factors : Political
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PEST Factors : Political

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification (but are suitable for all boards). These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component Three topic of PEST Analysis. They explain the main political factors that affect business activity and the role of government in providing a stable framework for businesses to operate within. The slides examine taxation and subsidies, fiscal and monetary policy, government regulation and deregulation of markets, the role of government as a purchaser of goods and services from the private sector and considers other relevant issues such as patent law and competitive tendering. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions and also a practice essay (both with solutions). The pack also contains a FREE set of student revision notes.
AQA Business - Strategic Positioning
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AQA Business - Strategic Positioning

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of strategic positioning and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation analyses the strategic positioning options available to a business with a specific reference to both Porter’s generic strategies and Bowman’s strategic clock. It analyses low cost, differentiation and focus strategies and then considers some of the main influences that act upon a firm’s positioning strategy. It proceeds to then examine the value of different strategic positioning strategies before concluding with an evaluation of competitive advantage and the difficulties firms face in maintaining their advantages in the modern market. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA Business - Assessing a Change in Scale
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AQA Business - Assessing a Change in Scale

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of assessing a change in scale and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers the reasons behind business growth and retrenchment. It then examines the concepts of organic and external growth before analysing the key issues with growth. This includes economies of scale, economies of scope, diseconomies of scale, the experience curve and overtrading and a detailed examination of Greiner’s model of growth. The pack concludes with a critical analysis of methods of growth including mergers, takeovers, ventures and franchising before assessing different types of growth including vertical, horizontal and conglomerate integration. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA Business - UNIT 7  Analysing The Strategic Position of a Business
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AQA Business - UNIT 7 Analysing The Strategic Position of a Business

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A 10 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering Unit 7 of the Year 13 element of the A Level Business course. This represents tremendous value for high quality resources and offers a significant saving against other commerical options or when purchased separately. PowerPoints include: UNIT 7 Analysing the Strategic Position of a Business •Mission, corporate objectives and strategy •Balance Sheets •Income Statements •Financial ratio analysis •Analysing internal position: overall position •Political & legal change •Economic change •Social and technological change •The competitive environment •Investment appraisal Each presentation contains extensive, detailed notes that are specific to the exam requirements of the AQA. These resources are designed to be engaging and accessible and all contain the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test or calculation questions and an essay practice (all with suggested solutions). In addition, each presentation is accompanied with a FREE student revision notes handout to assist with the delivery of the material.
AQA A Level Business UNIT 6 - Improving Human Resource Performance
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AQA A Level Business UNIT 6 - Improving Human Resource Performance

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A 5 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering Unit 6 of the A Level Business course. PowerPoints include: •Setting Human Resource Objectives •Analysing Human Resource Performance •Improving Organisational Design and Human Resource Flow •Improving Motivation and Engagement •Improving Employer-Employee Relations Each presentation contains extensive, detailed notes that are specific to the exam requirements of the AQA. These resources are designed to be engaging and accessible and all contain the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test or calculation questions and an essay practice (all with suggested solutions). In addition, each presentation is accompanied with a FREE student revision notes handout to assist with the delivery of the material.
AQA Business - Managing Change
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AQA Business - Managing Change

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of managing organisational culture by businesses and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers some of the different types of change encountered by a firm (internal, external, incremental and disruptive), Lewin’s force field analysis model, the value of change for a business, the benefits of operating as a flexible organisation (including restructuring, delayering, flexible employment contracts, organic structures v mechanistic and knowledge and information management), barriers to managing change and how to overcome barriers to change (Kotter and Schlesinger’s models). The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA Business - Assessing Greater Use of Digital Technology
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AQA Business - Assessing Greater Use of Digital Technology

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of assessing the greater use of digital technology by business and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers pressures to adopt digitial technology before examining some of the main formats of digital technology including e-commerce, m-commerce and social media, big data, data mining and enterprise resource planning (ERP). It then looks at the value of digital technology before concluding with an assessment of digital technology on the functional areas of a business. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
Enterprise and Business Plans Workbook
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Enterprise and Business Plans Workbook

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A new workbook aimed at developing A Level Business students' understanding of enterprise and business plans. This is of particular relevance to the OCR, WJEC/Eduqas and Excel examination boards that all still cover these areas. The work provides a variety of case studies, tasks, presentations and assignments for students to complete and finishes with a self-assessment and review of progress. Positive feedback on how to improve and develop these workbooks are welcome and I also acknowledge that some of these resources have been amalgamated from other authors whose hard work is much appreciated.
Eduqas A Level Business Exam Pack
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Eduqas A Level Business Exam Pack

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This is a pack of collated CPD materials from the WJEC/Eduqas board. The pack includes a variety of additional practice questions and materials that are useful when revising with students, as well as plenty of additional exam answer exemplars with commentary. Teaching Business has a wide range of teaching materials to help with the support of the WJEC/Eduqas specification, each pack focusing upon a core topic area with time saving theory notes, practice questions and essay questions and mark schemes at a much more competitive rate than many of the more commercially available options.