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I've been a Business teacher for 10 years and try and produce fun and engaging resources for GCSE, A Level and vocational Business.

I've been a Business teacher for 10 years and try and produce fun and engaging resources for GCSE, A Level and vocational Business.
Entrepreneurs and risk & reward PowerPoint and game
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Entrepreneurs and risk & reward PowerPoint and game

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A PowerPoint introducing students to entrepreneurs, enterprise and the concept of risk and reward. There’s a fun game where students are given a range of choices each round and must decide what decision to make before you reveal if their risk has paid off. (you can print the ppt slide to give to students to track their financial progress)
EdExcel GCSE Business Theme 1 unit tests
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EdExcel GCSE Business Theme 1 unit tests

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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)
AQA Business A-Level Business revision game
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AQA Business A-Level Business revision game

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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!
GCSE Business franchises full lesson and resources
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GCSE Business franchises full lesson and resources

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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!
Edexcel GCSE Business revision competition
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Edexcel GCSE Business revision competition

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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!
Edexcel GCSE Business exam technique
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Edexcel GCSE Business exam technique

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A detailed PowerPoint explaining how students should approach the questions in the theme 1 and 2 exams. There is exam technique, sentence starters, real questions and maths examples for the student to have a go at. There is also a worksheet students can use to help them understand how to apply context. They can put the real business’s name in the middle of the sheet and then use the headings to understand ways to add context throughout their work.
International trade and protectionist policies
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International trade and protectionist policies

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A lesson and fantastic activity to teach students about international trade, tariffs, quotas, trade blocs and subsidies. There is a game where students work in groups and represent a country, calculating how much they can produce and sell steel for. Each round you (the UK) buy from the cheapest team and protectionist policies are gradually introduced so they can see the impact it has on sales. The PowerPoint includes a range of tasks and activities and can be used over a number of lessons.
Product life cycle PowerPoint and activity
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Product life cycle PowerPoint and activity

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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
Break even lesson PowerPoint
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Break even lesson PowerPoint

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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.
Methods of production: Job, batch and flow. Full lesson resources and game
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Methods of production: Job, batch and flow. Full lesson resources and game

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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.
Hunger Games Literacy Project Book
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Hunger Games Literacy Project Book

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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.
Forms of ownership lesson: Introduction to sole traders, partnerships, LTDs and PLCs
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Forms of ownership lesson: Introduction to sole traders, partnerships, LTDs and PLCs

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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.
Cash flow forecast lesson, worksheet and game  resources
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Cash flow forecast lesson, worksheet and game resources

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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!