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AQA Business - Problems with Strategies and Why Strategies Fail
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AQA Business - Problems with Strategies and Why Strategies Fail

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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 the problems with strategy and why strategies sometimes fail and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers the difficulties of strategic decision making and implementing strategy. It examines the key differences between planned and emergent strategies and considers some of the main reasons for strategic drift. It then analyses the impact of the divorce between ownership and control (including corporate governance), before evaluating a firm’s strategic performance. The resource concludes with an assessment of the overall value of strategic planning and the benefits of contingency planning. 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.
Productivity
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Productivity

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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 productivity. They explain what is meant by productivity and show ways of measuring it before examining how productivity can be increased. The slides then proceed to explain the concept of capacity utilisation and its calculation and interpretation. They examine the problems of under-utilisation, the UK’s productivity rates in comparison with other members of the G7 and the issues of operating at maximum capacity for prolonged periods of time. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions, practice calculation questions and also a practice essay (all with solutions). The pack also contains a free set of student revision notes.
Business Growth
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Business Growth

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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 the business growth. A colourful, detailed and accessible resource that is tailored to meeting the academic demands of most A Level specifications. They consider the key differences between a strategy of organic versus external (inorganic) growth. In doing so they focus upon vertical, horizontal integration and conglomerate integration and look at the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The notes also look at the strategies of rationalisation, outsourcing and franchising. They evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and the overall risks associated with business growth and the impact on a variety of stakeholders. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions, practice calculation 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.
PEST Analysis: Technological
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PEST Analysis: Technological

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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 technological factors that affect business activity and their impact upon stakeholders. They examine how technological factors such as automation and communication systems have modified modern business practises. They specifically look at the benefits and drawbacks of automation, EDI, 3D printing from a business perspective, business communication methods and how technology has impacted upon the life cycle of many products. 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.
Eduqas A Level Business - Complete Year 2 Study Notes
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Eduqas A Level Business - Complete Year 2 Study Notes

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A very detailed series of study notes designed to complement the second year teaching of Component Two (Business Analysis and Strategy) and Component Three (Business in a Changing World). These notes are accessible, well designed and indexed with a specific focus upon the specification requirements of the WJEC/Eduqas A Level in Business. With no textbook offering from the main publishing houses, these booklets are designed to act as a direct substitute at a cost that I hope reflects excellent value for money. The 349 pages cover the following areas: Component Two Data Analysis Market Analysis Sales Forecasting Balance Sheets Depreciation Financial Ratios Aims and Objectives Strategy and Implementation Decision Tree Analysis Critical Path Analysis Cost-Benefit Analysis Investment Appraisal Techniques Special Order Decisions Component Three Business Change Risk Management PEST: Political PEST: Economics PEST: Social PEST: Technological Legal Factors Ethical Influences Business and the Environment International Trade Globalisation The European Union
Economies of Scale
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Economies of Scale

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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 economies of scale. They explain what is meant by economies and diseconomies of scale, providing detail about the different types of internal and external economies that a business can face. They then explain the problems caused by diseconomies and analyse some of the reasons as to why small firms survive. 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.
Workforce Performance
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Workforce Performance

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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 workforce performance. They explain what is meant by labour productivity, absenteeism and labour turnover before showing how each of them is calculated and used in the assessment of workforce performance. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions, practice calculations and also a practice essay (all with solutions). The pack also contains a free set of student revision notes.
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 A Level Business UNIT 3 - Decision Making to Improve Marketing Performance
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AQA A Level Business UNIT 3 - Decision Making to Improve Marketing Performance

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A 4 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering Unit 3 of the A Level Business course. PowerPoints include: •Setting marketing objectives •Understanding markets and customers •Segmentation, targeting and positioning (STP) •Using the marketing mix 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 - Political and Legal Change
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AQA Business - Political and Legal 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 the political and legal environment for the UK and EU. It examines the role of government in the encouragement of enterprise, the role of the regulator (CMA) the development of infrastructure, the environment and international trade. It then proceeds to analyse the impact of legislation relating to UK and EU competition law, the labour market (individual and collective labour laws) and finally environmental directives (WEEE). 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 1 - What is Business?
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AQA A Level Business UNIT 1 - What is Business?

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A 3 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering Unit 1 of the AS Business course. PowerPoints include: Understanding the nature and purpose of business Understanding different business forms Understanding that businesses operate within an external environment 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 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 - Economic Change
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AQA Business - Economic 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 the impact of changes in the UK and the global economic environment on strategic and functional decision making. Specific areas that are examined by the pack include GDP, taxation, exchange rates, inflation, fiscal and monetary policy and the implications of a more open style of trade (free trade) v protectionism. The pack includes a variety of charts and tables to enable students to practice their analysis of real data as per the examination requirements. The pack concludes with a detailed examination of globalisation. It considers the reasons for greater globalisation, the importance of globalisation and finally the importance of emerging economies for 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.
Critical Path Analysis Revision Pack
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Critical Path Analysis Revision Pack

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The latest in the revision packs aimed at improving pupil knowledge of core areas of the A Level Business specification that often cause problems. This pack focuses upon critical path analysis and includes the usual format of an assessment sheet (knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation skills are tested), teacher answer sheet, a mind map for pupil revision and a specialist revision sheet about critical path analysis. This pack also incorporates a detailed PowerPoint that teachers can use to deliver the topic and is supported with a PDF version of the notes to act as a hand out.
Costs and Break-Even Analysis
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Costs and Break-Even Analysis

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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 One topic of costs and break-even analysis. They explain what is meant by costs, revenue and profit and identify the costs that a business face, including fixed, variable, semi-variable, direct, indirect and total costs. They proceed to explain what is meant by contribution and break-even and show the means of calculating contribution and using the formula to help calculate break-even. The pack finally shows how break-even charts are constructed and interpreted (including the margin of safety) and illustrate the impact of changing costs and revenues upon the chart before evaluating the usefulness of break-even as a technique. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions, calculation practice 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. Please leave a review so that I can modify and amend where necessary and note that paid for presentations for other topics are available with more being produced when time permits.
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 Business - Increasing Efficiency & Productivity
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AQA Business - Increasing Efficiency & Productivity

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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 increasing efficiency and productivity. The presentation considers importance of capacity, efficiency and labour productivity to a business and then examines both the methods and difficulties of improving efficiency and labour productivity. The benefits of lean production are analysed, including an assessment of Just in Time methods. The lesson proceeds to then explain how to choose the optimal mix of resources (including capital and labour intensive processes), before concluding with a look at how technology is used to improve operational efficiency. 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.
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.
AQA Business - Balance Sheets
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AQA Business - Balance Sheets

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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 balance sheets and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers the basic purpose of a balance sheet before examining how the statement is structured and how stakeholders are interested in this key financial account. It then examines the concepts of different types of asset and liability and considers the key concepts of liquidity, depreciation and working capital. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a practice calculation question, 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.