A great fun revision quiz to consolidate students knowledge of Edexcel GCSE Business topics. Students work in small teams with white boards and at the end of each round, hold their answers up. You can then track their scores on the white board- my group loved this and got very competitive!
3 PowerPoints containing over a 100 display cards for GCSE (and A-Level) Business, including key terms, financial calculation formulas and exam technique.
A superb resource if you want to make your classroom a business friendly environment.
A full set of resources to teach all the stages of the recruitment process. Students will learn about the stages one at a time and then put them into practice by applying for a job (application form attached), being shortlisted, put through psychometric test (activity attached) and then interviewed.
There’s also slides and videos links to introduce different types of training.
A great fun resource that really brings the recruitment process to life!
A full set of lesson resources to introduce cash flow. There is a PowerPoint with a range of tasks and peer assessment questions, there’s also a worksheet to calculate the cash flow for Nottingham Forest (the team can easily be changed!). There is an activity where students all take part talking through (or acting out!) a play, and the group record the cash flow activities as the day progresses- my groups really love doing this!
A PowerPoint task that students can use as a revision lesson in a computer room or can be set as homework. There are questions/tasks for topics 1.1-1.5. Once students have completed all the tasks, they can then print them off 4 slides a page and cut them up as revision cards.
This is a resource book I designed when working with a small intervention group of students in Y8/9 who needed to accelerate their literacy skills.
It’s based upon the Hunger Games film, where each week students watch a small portion of the film and then complete a literacy task based upon this. It’s designed to take 10 weeks/sessions. My students absolutely loved it and once tested again, had demonstrated an improvement in their reading age- a great resource.
My students’ favourite lesson! Included in this download is a detailed PowerPoint explaining the concept of franchises, a video clip, exam questions, and the most fun bit, an activity where students are given a budget and are allowed to set up their own business. They get to build a physical shop (see picture!) going it alone as a sole trader or as a franchise, receiving the full building and equipment they need to create their shop. Once they have built their shops, there is a simulation where scenarios are given and the students record their profits depending if they chose to be a sole trader or a franchise.
There is enough materials and resources here to teach this over a number of lessons- is great fun!
A full set of lesson resources and a lesson plan to teach and assess the topic of the Boston Matrix. There is a ‘market place’ activity to teach the topic in an interactive way, an assessment, a PowerPoint and a lesson plan- nice little lesson.
A PowerPoint research task that students can complete to understand the concept of sources of finance. There are some introductory slides and then students can work independently to research the sources of finance or students can be assigned one and then can share with the group.
A great fun way to teach production methods. Students are put into teams, representing either job, batch or flow. They must create shapes using their method of production and then sell them onto the teacher (the buyer) in the time given. This is then recored on the spreadsheet which you can project so the class can see who’s winning.
It’s great fun and really helped my students understand and remember the advantages and disadvantages of each production method.
A PowerPoint recapping cashflow and introducing students to the concepts of costs, profit and break even. There is a variety of activities building up students knowledge and a range of tasks for them to complete to ensure they understand all aspects of break even. There’s a GCSE style exam question with scaffolding and structure for peer marking.
There is enough content here to cover a few lessons.
A PowerPoint and resources to introduce students to the different forms of ownership. The PowerPoint has notes, video links, tasks and an exam question. There are two worksheet tasks, one is a deed of partnerships students can draw up in groups (fun activity to think about how they might split work/profits etc.) and a sheet that can be printed in A3 where students can summarise the key features of each form of ownership. Enough resources for 2 or 3 lessons.
A set of 4 tests I have put together using questions from old exams and the new spec specimen materials. Each can be used to assess the learning of students at the end of each topic. A lot of them are multiple choice questions too from the old unit 1 papers so you can get the students to mark those sections to make your life easier!
There are 4 exams (I only created 1 exam for unit 1.1. and 1.2 as they are quite short).
This download includes:
1.1. and 1.2. test: Enterprise and spotting a business opportunity (30 marks)
1.3 test: Finance (45 marks)
1.4 test: Making the business effective (46 marks)
1.5 test: Understanding external influences (44 marks)
A full set of resources for students to be taught the topic of revenue, costs and profits. There is a PowerPoint to introduce them to the topic (you’ll need some post-its), a worksheet to demonstrate their understanding and a game they can play in groups (My group love this game- they get very competitive!)
For the game: each round, the team decide on the selling price and how many products they will make, they then hand the sheets into you.
Put the sheets in ascending order of cheapest to dearest and place orders appropriately (e.g. 2,4,6,8,10)- then hand the sheets back and the students calculate their profit and decide if they should alter the strategy for the next round- the team with the highest profit after 4 rounds wins! A great fun lesson and a nice lesson to lead into cashflow.
A PowerPoint introducing students to the product life cycle. There is an activity where students can cut out the products and stick them on a product life cycle, considering what is happening to a business’s costs, revenue and profit at each stage
My students love this revision activity. Attached is a list of key words for both Y12 (units1-6) and Y13 (7-10) of the A-Level. Our reprographics very kindly printed, laminated and chopped these up so we can use them to play articulate in lesson.
Students play in groups and put all the cards face down and pick a card up at a time, describing the key term using business definitions- the person that guess correctly keeps the card. Each person describes for one minute, whoever has the most at the end is the winner. A nice plenary activity or one for a Friday afternoon to keep students engaged- they can get very competitive- some of my students even asked for their own set so they could play at home!