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)
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 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.
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.
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 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.
A range of business stories and case studies that I have used with A Level groups to develop their exam technique. Some of these I have added questions and created a planning structure for student to use.
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)
This is a booklet of tasks I created to run a Business young enterprise event with students in primary school and Y7. It involved students working towards a bake sale, considering all the stages along the way, including branding, marketing, finance etc.
There is enough tasks here to complete over a number of 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.
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 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 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!
A huge PowerPoint and set of resources to teach the economy and associated topics. The PowerPoint covers the business cycle, exchange rates, interest rates, unemployment, taxation, inflation, consumer incomes and has a great range of activities and resources for the students to use. This resource can be used over a number of lessons.
A fantastic set of resources to teach organisation charts and communication. There is a PowerPoint to explain all the key concepts and a range of activities.
When students come into the lesson, give them a job role card for ‘Jack’s restaurant’ which will get them interested for later in the lesson. Once you’ve discussed how a basic hierarchy looks, take them outside (or wherever there is space!) and ask them to create a human hierarchy to represent the restaurants (give them string to represent the lines of command)- I then give the owner sentences/commands which they must pass through the chain of command through Chinese whispers- this let’s them see some of the problems of tall structures (and is usually very funny!) you could also task them with creating a new organisational structure/restructuring.
There is a task to teach the key vocab that can be used as a treasure hunt where you put the definition sheets up around the room/hall and they have to find them all and complete their sheet.
There is also a worksheet task for them to consolidate their knowledge.
My students loves this lesson and it’s a great, practical way for them to learn the topic.
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 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!