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Websites for business

Tutor2u

The business studies, economics and politics website was founded in 1999 by Geoff Riley, head of economics and politics at Eton College and his brother Jeff, who runs a strategy and corporate finance consultancy. Its free content includes study and revision materials, reviewed links to dozens of useful websites, news, and a range of forums. The forums have had more than 17,000 posts in the past year and are moderated by a team of teachers and examiners who reply to queries.

www.tutor2u.net

The Times 100 Case Studies

Produced by our sister newspaper, The Times, the site is aimed at 14 to 18-year-old business studies students and their teachers. It provides case studies on some of Britain's top companies such as Vodafone, Rolls-Royce and Dixons to demonstrate business theory in practice. Edition seven of the resource has been redesigned to make it easier to navigate and faster to download. Materials from past exam papers help students revise and teachers plan lessons.

www.thetimes100.co.uk

Bized

A business and economics service for students, teachers and lecturers run by a team from Bristol University's Institute for Learning and Research Technology. Its offerings include questions for revision, case studies based on articles from FT.com with links to other parts of the site, worksheets, glossary and a database of articles from key business publications.

A new section is the virtual learning arcade, which offers interactive models and simulations. There are support materials explaining relevant theories, worksheets, definitions and guidelines on using the models. Along with three large-scale simulations which include tackling traffic congestion, there are a series of smaller scale ones; determining the price of a house is one.

www.bized.ac.uk

Oxford School of Learning

The tutorial college's website offers free online tuition in business studies. Teachers can download revision notes and questions and case studies relevant to all syllabuses. Some questions encourage students to conduct their own research.

www.osl-ltd.co.uknetmain.htm

Digital Brain Key Stage 4 business

Offers a number of study units including business ownership, finance, marketing and business activity and the environment. Each unit is free standing and designed to help GCSE students. They are presented in a fact-finding style that encourages independent student-centred learning. There is also a teachers' area.

www.digitalbrain.comdigitalbrainwebsubjects2.%20secondaryks4bus

Euro Information

The Treasury's official source of information on Europe's new currency. A section called business impact offers a number of pages including factsheets and case studies. Publications and links to other resources are also available.

www.euro.gov.uk

Justbiz

The site contains information and activities about global and ethical issues for business studies and economics students and teachers. Elements such as the resources catalogue are aimed at teachers, although students will find most pages useful. There is an extensive list of links to the websites of other organisations such as the Fairtrade Foundation www.fairtrade.org.uk

www.jusbiz.org

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