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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.
AQA A Level Business - Year 12 Complete Course (Units 4, 5 and 6)
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AQA A Level Business - Year 12 Complete Course (Units 4, 5 and 6)

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A 14 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering Units 4, 5 and 6 of the Year 12 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 4 Decision Making to Improve Operational Performance •Setting operational objectives •Analysing operational performance •Increasing efficiency and productivity •Improving quality •Managing inventory and supply chains UNIT 5 Decision Making to Improve Financial Performance •Setting financial objectives •Analysing financial performance •Sources of finance •Improving cash flow and profits UNIT 6 Decision Making to Improve Human Resource Performance •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 A Level Business - Year 12 Complete Course (Units 1, 2 and 3)
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AQA A Level Business - Year 12 Complete Course (Units 1, 2 and 3)

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A 10 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering the first 3 units of the Year 12 AQA A Level Business course. This represents tremendous value for high quality resources and offers a significant saving against other commercial options. PowerPoints include: UNIT 1 What is a Business? •Understanding the nature and purpose of business •Understanding different business forms •Understanding that businesses operate within an external environment UNIT 2 Managers, Leadership and Decision Making •Understanding management, leadership and decision making •Understanding management decision making •Understanding the role and importance of stakeholders UNIT 3 Decision Making to Improve Marketing Performance •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 - Improving Cash Flow and Profits
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AQA Business - Improving Cash Flow and Profits

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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 making financial decisions with a specific focus upon improving cash flow and profits. It considers some of the main methods of improving cash flow, profits and profitability. It then concludes with a look at the main difficulties facing firms in the improvement of their cash flow and profit levels. 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 - Sources of Finance
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AQA Business - Sources of Finance

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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 making financial decisions with a specific focus upon sources of finance. It considers some of the main types of internal and external sources of finance available to a business. These include debt factoring, share capital, venture capital, crowdfunding, hire purchase, working capital, sale of assets, trade credit, overdrafts, bank loans, government finance and commercial mortgages. The presentation examines each source of finance and analyses both their specific benefits and drawbacks. It also looks at which source of finance is the most appropriate for a firm, and considers the legal structure of the firm, the intended purpose of the finance and the levels of risk that a firm’s management are prepared to accept. 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 - Analysing Financial Performance
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AQA Business - Analysing Financial Performance

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This is a substantial presentation of over 100 slides designed to cover the topic of analysing financial performance. It starts with a look at how to construct and analyse both budgets and cash flow forecasts. It then analyses budgets including a consideration of variance analysis (favourable and adverse). It then looks at the timings of cash inflows and outflows and examines the role of the cash flow cycle, including an understanding of payables and receivables. It proceeds to then look at how to construct and interpret break-even charts, including an analysis of break-even output, margin of safety, contribution per unit and total contribution. The effects of a change in price, output and cost are then examined and how to calculate this and illustrate this on a break-even chart. The next topic is that of profitability and includes an examination of gross profit, profit from operations and profit for the year. The presentation concludes with an examination of the use of data for financial decision making and planning. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test, several practise questions 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 - Setting Financial Objectives
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AQA Business - Setting Financial Objectives

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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 setting financial objectives. It starts with a look at the value of setting financial objectives, including the concept of a return on investment (ROI) and an understanding of the proportion of long-term funding that is debt. It then looks at the distinction between cash flow and profit and the three different types of profit (operating profit, gross profit and profit for the year). Revenue, cost and profit objectives are then considered, alongside cash flow objectives, investment and capital structure objectives. The presentation concludes with an examination of the key internal and external influences acting upon the financial objectives of a firm. 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 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 - Improving Employer-Employee Relations
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AQA Business - Improving Employer-Employee Relations

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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 improving motivation and employee engagement. It starts with a look at the key influences acting upon the extent and methods of employee involvement in decision making. This specifically includes analysis of both trade unions and works councils. The presentation then examines how to manage and improve employer-employee communications and relations, including a look at the communication model and the role of IT in the modern business. The presentation concludes with an evaluation of the value of good employer-employee relations. 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 - Improving Motivation and Engagement
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AQA Business - Improving Motivation and Engagement

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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 improving motivation and employee engagement. It starts with a consideration of the benefits of motivated and engaged staff and specifically considers the theories of Taylor, Maslow and Herzberg but then in addition also adds in the theories of Mayo and Vroom. It then examines how to improve employee engagement and looks at some of the main financial methods of motivating staff including the use of piece rate, commission, salary schemes and performance-related pay. The use of non-financial methods of motivation are also examined including another look at Hackman and Oldham’s job design model, job rotation, job enrichment and empowerment. The presentation concludes with an examination of key influences on the choice and effectiveness of financial and non-financial reward systems. 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 - Improving Organisational Design and Human Resource Flow
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AQA Business - Improving Organisational Design and Human Resource Flow

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This is a very detailed presentation and is designed to cover the topic of how firms seek to improve their organisational design and also how they manage their human resource flow. The presentation begins with a look at job design and some of the main influences that act upon it. It specifically considers the work of Hackman and Oldham and analyses their job design model. Next, the presentation critically examines some of the main influences acting upon organisational design and this includes decisions relating to authority, span of control, hierarchy, delegation, centralisation and decentralisation. After a consideration of the value of changing job and organisational design, the presentation concludes with an examination of how managing the human resource flow helps meet human resource objectives. Specifically there is an assessment of human resource planning, recruitment, training, redeployment and redundancy. 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 - Analysing Human Resource Performance
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AQA Business - Analysing Human Resource Performance

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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 human resource performance and examines the calculation and interpretation of human resource data. Specific calculations include labour turnover and retention rates, labour productivity, employee costs as a percentage of turnover and labour costs per unit. The presentation concludes with an examination of the use of data for human resource decision making and planning. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test, practice calculation questions 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 - Setting Human Resource Objectives
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AQA Business - Setting Human Resource Objectives

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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 setting human resource objectives. The presentation considers the value of setting human resource objectives, including a consideration of employee engagement and involvement, talent development, training, diversity, alignment of values, and finally the number, skills and location of employees. The presentation concludes with an assessment of the internal and external influences acting upon human resource objectives and analyses both ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ Human Resources Management (HRM) approaches. 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 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 - UNIT 4  Improving Operational Performance
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AQA Business - UNIT 4 Improving Operational Performance

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A 5 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering Unit 4 of the A Level Business course. PowerPoints include: •Setting operational objectives •Analysing operational performance •Increasing efficiency and productivity •Improving quality •Managing inventory and supply chains 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 Inventory and Supply Chains
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AQA Business - Managing Inventory and Supply Chains

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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 inventory and supply chains. The presentation considers ways and value of improving flexibility, speed of response and dependability and focuses upon the concept of mass customisation. It then considers how best to manage supply so that it matches up with levels of demand for goods and examines outsourcing, the use of temporary and part-time employees and producing goods to order. The presentation also examines the key influences acting upon the inventory levels of a firm and includes an interpretation of inventory control charts (stock control charts), lead times, re-order levels and buffer stocks. It concludes with an assessment of the influences on the choices of suppliers and how to manage the supply chain effectively and the value of this to a business. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test, a practice calculation activity 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 - Improving Quality
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AQA Business - Improving Quality

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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 quality before examining different methods of improving quality including the use of quality assurance, quality control, teamworking, and total quality management. The benefits and difficulties of improving quality are analysed and it concludes with an evaluation of the consequences of poor quality for 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.
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.