A worksheet which I printed on A3 paper as a task for year 10/11 revision of the 4 p’s. I gave them a product which they then had to analyse. Includes the product life cycle, extension strategies and packaging. I then linked this to Pricing and promotion of their product in further lessons.
A quick task, which I built a lesson around (based on revenue, costs and profit) - probably 15 mins. Created good elements for discussion, and they could peer mark quite easily.
A nice single hour task about stakeholders, and the impact the liquidation of Thomas Cook will have on them. My year 10 group did this in pair and created a good informative display out of it.
A really nice task to do with year 10 or 11 as a reward. Working in teams, learners ‘complete’ each room and earn a key. Once all four keys are collected, they can then be given the final clue which reveals a location of a key, which then opens a reward. Each page has at least one business related question. Lasts about an hour.
I use this for year 10 on their very first lesson in September. Some group/pair work gets them discussing good concepts. Please note: This may not last a whole hour. I do new book covers and quick overview of the course at the start , then this afterwards.
Very simple and straight forward cover lesson where learners have the opportunity to plan their perfect summer. I used this for a very low ability group, however it could be adapted. Note: The first task includes my local area - you would need to change it to suit you.
I've used this as a research task for a cover lesson. Gets them thinking, and creates some good discussion points. They can add what laws they would add to prevent such acts.
I’ve used this with a mixed ability year 10 class. Starter worksheet, where they have to recall the recruitment process and match to a meme! (Me trying to be ‘cool’) Ha! Then a task at the end in relation to recruitment and Chester Zoo roles. Can be stand alone or added to.
A little bit on imports/exports and the benefits and drawbacks of international trade. Research task at the end, using ICT.
I’ve used this with year 10 & 11 when explaining economic factors - I did swap profit for inflation as it is in the spec (WJEC)
The pro’s and con’s of Job, Batch and Flow Production. Learners were able to complete the tasks independently, and it allowed for some good class discussions. Used for year 11 WJEC Business. The video in the PowerPoint does not belong to me! Please note: No starters or plenaries as this was a follow on lesson.
A work sheet around the topic of business growth. Benefits of a small business Economies of scale Advantages/dis advantages How is the size of the business measured?
This is an Apprentice inspired task for my year 10's. I purchased items from Poundland, and gave each team a box of different items. They have to conduct market research, come up with a promotional campaign, and keep track of sales etc. I gave them 1 week to sell, and the winning team get to keep their profits (and chocolate). Most teams re-invested their profits, and are able to see where they can make more money. It is such good fun, they love it & its fantastic for team building. Worked really well as a 'hands on' activity.
Worksheet to be filled in describing the different factors that are related to production.
This is a nice task to go alongside the recent election. Independent task, which can be done individually or in pairs.
I have used this with year 10 at the end of our HR unit, instead of a test, I decided that it would be quite nice to do a project based assessment. It suited a double lesson nicely.
A quick task to remind them of the different functional areas. Used for revision with year 10 & 11.
Covers the + & - of: Public ltd companies Private ltd companies Partnerships Sole Traders Charities Social Enterprises
A quick and easy starter which can open up a discussion about the recruitment process. Students need to put the process in the correct order.
A quick task to get them thinking about aims of a business. The questions require them to compare the large business against a smaller company, and identify why they are different. Used this with my year 10's as a starter.
I’ve adapted this resource from a worksheet posted on here. This just extends it slightly and asks questions about ownership and goods/services. Nice task that i’ve used with year 10 business. It lasted about half an hour, but could be extended if needed.