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Please check out my quality teaching resources that cover both Business Studies and Economics. I have been a teacher for over 10 years and always aim to produce high quality worksheets, activities and presentations. I have taught both Business Studies and Economics from GCSE to A-Level. Please come back often to see my latest and greatest resources.

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Please check out my quality teaching resources that cover both Business Studies and Economics. I have been a teacher for over 10 years and always aim to produce high quality worksheets, activities and presentations. I have taught both Business Studies and Economics from GCSE to A-Level. Please come back often to see my latest and greatest resources.
The Product Life Cycle - Marketing Mix - PPT & Worksheet - GCSE Business Studies
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The Product Life Cycle - Marketing Mix - PPT & Worksheet - GCSE Business Studies

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A nice lesson on the product life cycle. Numerous tasks throughout and key theory on the main stages of the product life cycle and up to date examples of products for each stage. The lesson also looks at various extension strategies and how they can impact the product life cycle. The extension strategies covered are prices changes, advertising, adding-value, changing packaging and targeting a new market. I have focused on products and services students can easily relate to throughout the lesson including Apple iPhones, games consoles etc. I have also included a nice worksheet on the product life cycle. Perfect for GCSE Business Studies.
The Economic Problem - Scarcity, Opportunity Cost & Choice - Capital & Consumer Goods - Economics
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The Economic Problem - Scarcity, Opportunity Cost & Choice - Capital & Consumer Goods - Economics

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A nice lesson that covers the economic problem. The lesson looks at scarcity and choice and how resources are allocated. The lesson looks at opportunity cost and includes a nice task on this topic. I have also included a Mars Bar utility task which will keep students engaged. I have also included a keyword scramble and a nice factors of production gap fill task. I have also included a nice worksheet based on topics around the economic problem - this worksheet includes matching tasks, gap fills and questions. I have also included a student version of the lesson. This lesson can be used for either GCSE or A-Level Economics. Lesson aim: Students will fully understand the economic problem and how resources are allocated.
Economies & Diseconomies of Scale - A-Level Economics - Microecnomics - Whole Lesson
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Economies & Diseconomies of Scale - A-Level Economics - Microecnomics - Whole Lesson

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This bumper 50 slide PPT covers economies of scale in a lot of detail. The lesson covers all the key theory for this vital topic including internal and external economies of scale, diseconomies of scale, Long-run cost curves and minimum efficient scale. The lesson has great notes on the key theory and diagrams. The lesson includes numerous tasks including calculation, graph and written activities. A really good and detailed resource on a great economic topic. Perfect for A-Level economics.
How the Economy Works - Introduction to Macroeconomics - GCSE - First Lesson - PPT & Quiz
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How the Economy Works - Introduction to Macroeconomics - GCSE - First Lesson - PPT & Quiz

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A nice introduction lesson on teaching macroeconomics to GCSE Economic students. The lesson introduces vital economic key terms and basic theory. Below is a breakdown of the lesson objectives: * All students will know the main measures of an economy * Most students will have an idea of what the UK economy is currently like * Some students will know how different factors can effect the UK economy The lesson looks at the basics of the following macroeconomic concepts with definition, examples and valid video links: * Inflation * Unemployment * Economic growth * Gross domestic product (GDP) * Balance of payments * Exchange rates The lesson concludes with a nice multiple choice quiz to test students on the lessons theory. Overall a good lesson that briefly looks at some the of most important topics in macroeconomics. This lesson is perfect for GCSE Economics but could also be used for AS Economics.
The Balance of Payments & the Current Account - GCSE Economics - PPT, Tasks & Examples
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The Balance of Payments & the Current Account - GCSE Economics - PPT, Tasks & Examples

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A bumper lesson on the balance of payments. The lesson aims to explain what the balance of payments is, how it is calculated and what the current account is. The lesson also looks at imports and exports and how they are used in the balance of payments. The lesson includes numerous tasks throughout and looks at ways the UK can aim to improve it balance of payment and try to get its current account into a surplus. I have also included a nice revision aid on the topic which includes exam style questions and other tasks. Perfect lesson for GCSE Economics which could also be used / altered for A-Level Economics.
Customer Service - Operations - PPT & Worksheet - GCSE Business Studies
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Customer Service - Operations - PPT & Worksheet - GCSE Business Studies

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A nice lesson that teaches the theory behind good customer service. The theory is backed up with good clear examples and numerous activities. This lesson looks at the main advantages of a business offering good customer service and what this could lead to. There are also links to relevant videos. I have also included a detailed worksheet that covers key questions based around this topic. Perfect for the operations topic in GCSE Business Studies.
Integration - Business Growth - Horizontal, Vertical & Lateral Intergration - Mergers & Takeovers
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Integration - Business Growth - Horizontal, Vertical & Lateral Intergration - Mergers & Takeovers

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This lesson looks at business growth and focuses on business growth and integration. The starter activity re-caps on the three industrial sectors and the difference between internal and external growth. The PPT then looks at the pros and cons of mergers and takeovers. The biggest section of the PPT is the look at integration. There are clear examples of vertical, horizontal and conglomerate / diversification / lateral integration. There are many tasks throughout and two very detailed worksheets to help with the theory. This lesson could easily be used for A-Level Business Studies and also used for Economics. Perfect for teaching the Growing as a Business topic in GCSE Business Studies.
Industrial Sectors - Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Economic Sectors - GCSE Lesson & Tasks
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Industrial Sectors - Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Economic Sectors - GCSE Lesson & Tasks

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A nice lesson that covers the three industrial sectors in a lot of detail. The lesson introduces the three sectors with relevant theory and examples and reasons why each sector may be increasing or decreasing. I have included many tasks throughout the lesson. This includes a fun traffic light style quiz that looks at examples and gets students to guess which sector or sectors they belong in. The lesson concludes with a nice task where students have to write and draw a nice timeline for an industry of their choice and how it can change over the three sectors. A good lesson aimed at GCSE which could be used for Business Studies, Economics and Geography students,
Production & Productivity - Labour & Capital Productivity - GCSE Economics - PPT & Worksheet
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Production & Productivity - Labour & Capital Productivity - GCSE Economics - PPT & Worksheet

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This lesson looks at the difference between production and productivity. The lesson includes many key examples, tasks and key theory. I have also included a simple worksheet to work alongside the key theory. The lesson covers the following theory: * Production * Productivity * Factors of production * Labour intensity * Capital intensity Below is a break-down of the lesson aims: All: Students will know the difference between production and productivity. Most: Students will know how to calculate both labour and capital productivity Some: Students will know the main advantages and disadvantages of both labour and capital intensive industries. This lesson is perfect for GCSE Economics and could also be useful for A-Level Economics.
Leadership Styles - Demographic, Autocratic, Paternalistic & Laissez-Faire - Business Studies Lesson
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Leadership Styles - Demographic, Autocratic, Paternalistic & Laissez-Faire - Business Studies Lesson

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A great lesson on teaching four of the main leadership styles in the world of business. There is clear theory on the importance of a good leader and how that can influence how businesses and companies are run. There is detailed theory on the pros and cons of demographic, autocratic, paternalistic and laissez-faire leaders. I have included examples for each type of leader. The lesson starts with a great leadership quiz, this will determine what type of leader each student is (I like to do a tally of the results on the board and see which type of leader is the most common). I like to refer back to the leadership quiz throughout the lesson after each type of leader is properly covered and see if students agree with their results. I have also included a nice task where students need to vote the leadership styles of famous entrepreneurs. The lesson finishes with a task where students need to read different scenarios and vote which type of leader would be best and explain why. Perfect for GCSE Business Studies.
Price Elasticity of Demand (PED) - Microeconomics -  Elastic & Inelastic Goods - PPT & Tasks
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Price Elasticity of Demand (PED) - Microeconomics - Elastic & Inelastic Goods - PPT & Tasks

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A great lesson that teaches prices elasticity of demand (PED). The lesson includes all the key theory behind the concept of elasticity, the difference between elastic and inelastic goods and how to calculate price elasticity of demand. The lesson also looks at elastic and inelastic demand curves. There are many tasks throughout the lesson including a product list task, guess the demand curve task and many tasks on calculating the price elasticity of demand - starting with a simple table tick task, leading up to deep calculations using the PED formula. A perfect lesson for introducing a tough topic. This lesson could be used for both GCSE and AS Level Economics.
Market Research Lesson Bundle - GCSE Business Studies
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Market Research Lesson Bundle - GCSE Business Studies

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This bundle includes three lessons that cover marketing research in a lot of detail. The lessons include key theory, tasks and examples. Lessons in bundle: 1. Market Research - Primary Marketing Research 2. Market Research - Secondary Marketing Research 3. Market Research - Quantitative & Qualitative Marketing Research
Positive & Normative Economic Statements - Economics - GCSE & A-Level Lesson
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Positive & Normative Economic Statements - Economics - GCSE & A-Level Lesson

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This lesson explains the clear difference between positive and normative economic statements. The lesson includes numerous examples, theory and tasks. The tasks include a positive and normative worksheet where students need to read statements and tick whether they are normative or positive (answer sheet also included). I have also included a case study on obesity where students need to highlight evidence of both positive and normative statements. The lesson concludes with a nice research task based on the topic. This lesson should be used at the start of the economic course to help explain how statements can be analysed properly. This lesson is perfect for either GCSE or A-Level Economics. Lesson Aim: Students will fully understand the key difference between positive and normative statements.
Monopolies & Competitive Markets - Economics - Microeconomics - PPT, Quiz & Worksheet - GCSE & AS
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Monopolies & Competitive Markets - Economics - Microeconomics - PPT, Quiz & Worksheet - GCSE & AS

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A bumper lesson that covers monopolies and competitive markets. The PPT leads up to a past GCSE exam question (can easily be edited for AS standard) and helps students understand the various pros and cons of both monopolies and competitive markets. I have included a nice multiple choice quiz and a worksheet used throughout the PPT. The PPT has lots of tasks throughout and uses up to date examples and key information.
Economic Growth - How it is Measured - GDP & GDP Per Capita - GCSE Economics - PPT & Quiz
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Economic Growth - How it is Measured - GDP & GDP Per Capita - GCSE Economics - PPT & Quiz

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This lesson will help students understand what economic growth means, the main benefits and drawbacks of economic growth, how economic growth can be measured and how it can effect an economy. This lesson includes numerous tasks and key theory. Below is a breakdown of the lessons objectives: All: Students will know what economic growth is. Most: Students will know the difference between GDP and GDP per capita. Some: Students will know which countries have the highest and lowest GDP and GDP per capita around the world. The lesson looks at the following concepts in a lot of detail and includes various tasks, key terms and examples: * Economic Growth * Benefits and Drawbacks of Economic Growth * Gross Domestic Product (GDP) * GDP Per Capita * Standard of Living The lesson includes many fun activities and interactive tasks and concludes with various written questions, I have also included a useful mini test that could be used in a separate lesson. I have also included a fun multiple choice quiz to help students re-cap on the lesson. This lesson is perfect for GCSE Economics but could easily be used for AS level Economics. This lesson could also be used for Geography.
Market Failure, Government Intervention & Allocative Efficiency - A-Level Economics / Microeconomics
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Market Failure, Government Intervention & Allocative Efficiency - A-Level Economics / Microeconomics

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A detailed lesson covering the key theory behind market failure. The lesson covers what is market failure, the main causes of market failure and the results of market failure. The lesson also looks at allocative efficiency and how it links to the market failure. The lesson then looks at how governments may try to intervene and fix market failure. I have also included a fun 'You Say We Pay' game to help re-cap on key topics from the lesson and linked lessons. I have also included a nice market failure bingo game to help make the lesson more interactive and fun. I have included a student copy of the lesson to go alongside the main PPT. A perfect lesson for A-Level Economics.
Business Aims & Objectives - Profit, Survival, Business Growth & Good Service -Business Studies
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Business Aims & Objectives - Profit, Survival, Business Growth & Good Service -Business Studies

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A nice lesson on the typical aims and objectives of businesses and companies. The lesson looks at the difference between a business aim and a business objective with relevant examples. The lesson also looks at mission statements and key examples of aims and objectives of both small and large businesses. There are numerous tasks throughout the PPT which link in well to the key theory. The lesson includes a brief description of a small businesses main aims; profit, provide a good service, survival and growth. Tasks include a nice traffic light quiz where students need to guess which businesses aim is being shown on the board. I have also included a nice 10 question multiple choice quiz that focuses on aims and enterprise. Perfect for GCSE Business Studies.
Transforming Resources - Factors of Production - Land, Labour, Capital & Enterprise - AS-Level
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Transforming Resources - Factors of Production - Land, Labour, Capital & Enterprise - AS-Level

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A detailed lesson looking at how resources are transformed in a business using the factors of production. The lesson looks at the four factors of production; land, labour, capital and enterprise and what it means to the operations of a business. The lesson also looks at ways a business can aim to improve its efficiency. I have also included a worksheet on the industrial sectors and the factors of production. The lesson concludes with a nice group game of 'You Say, We Pay' covering the topic enterprise. A nice lesson aimed at AS-Level Business Studies students, but could be easily be adapted for GCSE.
Production Possibility Curves / Frontiers / Diagrams (PPC) - Opportunity Cost - Economics
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Production Possibility Curves / Frontiers / Diagrams (PPC) - Opportunity Cost - Economics

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This lesson looks at production possibility curves (PPC) and how they show opportunity costs. The lesson includes lots of examples, diagrams and tasks to really help explain this topic. The lesson includes numerous video clips to help consolidate the learning. I have included a group task to make this lesson more engaging. This lesson is perfect for either GCSE or A-Level Economics. Lesson Aim: Students will fully understand how to analyse and draw production possibility curves.
Economic Systems - Planned, Mixed & Free Marked Economies - PPT, Group Task & Worksheet - GCSE & AS
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Economic Systems - Planned, Mixed & Free Marked Economies - PPT, Group Task & Worksheet - GCSE & AS

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A detailed lesson on the three economic systems. The PowerPoint looks at the key theory for the main types of economic systems; planned (controlled), mixed and free market economies. The lesson looks at the main pros and cons for each and provides relevant examples. I have also included great video links to life in both Cuba and North Korea that will help students fully understand life in a planned economy. I have also included a detailed worksheet on the three economic systems. There is also a good group work task, where students need to argue which economy is the best or worse. A great selection of resources that is aimed at GCSE Economic / Business Studies students, but could easily be adapted for A-Level students.