One of my new student revision sheets that outlines the basic topic covered by the AQA Business Studies AS and A Level. I have completed sheets for each topic throughout Units 1-3 and so if you would like to know more please contact me.
This resource is meant for Learning Support students to provide them with a simplified understanding of how to analyse the market. It looks at mass and niche markets, personal disposable income, market and product orientation and segmentation. It includes notes and a fill-in-the-gaps quiz at the end.
This has been used for many years now withtin the Business Department and has become something of an institution. They are set the challenge of creating a celebrity egg to illustrate the issues of packaging, product and promotion. It works well towards the end of the Autumn Term as a final wind-down.
These are two Power Points aimed at helping students to identify those topic areas which have not yet been examined upto May 2011 and therefore are more likely to arise. There are some 'model' answers provided but these are obviously open to interpretation and are by no means perfect. Hope that this helps as my students found these useful.
A new workbook aimed at developing A Level Business students' understanding of enterprise, market research and sampling methods. Primarily written to support teachers and students following the WJEC/Eduqas specification it is relevant to all boards. 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. It starts with an enterprise element that builds upon booklet 1 (Business Enterprise and Business Plans) and this is to help incorporate an element of practical business into the course. I tend to use the Tycoon in Schools programme by Peter Jones for this. It also examines sampling in more detail than is strictly required but this is meant as a resource from which teachers can pick and choose.
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.
This paper is an additional practice paper I wrote for my students which focuses upon the topic areas that have not yet been examined in depth and therefore will eventually appear! I hope that this proves to be of some use but please do not ask for a mark scheme as I have not had time to write one. Sorry!
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.
A new workbook aimed at developing A Level Business students' understanding of data analysis, market analysis and sales forecasting. 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. It is particularly useful for students following the WJEC/EDUQAS board but also Edexcel and OCR who have retained these techniques. It is meant as a workbook that teachers and students can use to support their study of these key areas and which can be dipped in and out of rather than following all the way through.
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.
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.
A free sample of the resources now available for download. These packs are comprehensive revision notes that consider specific topic areas. In this example the pack considers break even and the different types of costs that businesses face. It also examines the concept of contribution and break even charts before concluding with an overall assessment of break even as a decision making technique. The notes provide a detailed and colourful, well-presented summary of each topic area but for an additional 50p there are teacher packs available that come complete with the PowerPoint version of these notes and also include practice activities, questions and an essay all with suggested answers.
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Another in the series designed primarily to complement the teaching and study of A Level Business and with a focus upon the WJEC/Eduqas specification. This work book examines the concepts of employer-employee relations with a particular focus upon trade unions, ACAS, health and safety, the minimum wage, and discrimination and the Equality Act 2010. There are a variety of activities and questions provided and a supporting series of theory notes and case study articles to deepen understanding.
Another in the series designed primarily to complement the teaching and study of A Level Business and with a focus upon the WJEC/Eduqas specification. This work book examines the concepts of flexible working, hot desking, zero-hours contracts, organisational design, delegation, spans of control, matrix management and centralisation and decentralisation. There are a variety of activities and questions provided and a supporting series of theory notes and case study articles to deepen understanding.
A new workbook aimed at developing A Level Business students' understanding of supply and demand, segmentation analysis, consumer protection and price and income elasticity. 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. Please note that this series is meant as a resource from which teachers can select various activities. I have not provided a mark scheme for the given questions as they are fairly generic style questions.