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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.

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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.
Quality assurance, quality control and cost effective operations
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Quality assurance, quality control and cost effective operations

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A PowerPoint to teach approaches to quality, including quality assurance and quality control. There is a game where students have to make products using the two approaches to see the advantages and disadvantages of each. There’s also a range of tasks and an introduction to cost effective operations. There’s enough content for 2 or 3 lessons.
Edexcel GCSE Business theme 1 revision PowerPoint task
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Edexcel GCSE Business theme 1 revision PowerPoint task

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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.
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 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)
GCSE Business key words articulate game
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GCSE Business key words articulate game

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My students love this revision activity. Attached is a list of key words for both theme 1 and 2 exams. 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!
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!
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!
Branding and customer loyalty
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Branding and customer loyalty

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A Powerpoint to teach the topic of branding and customer loyalty. There is a card game where students can put them face down and then pick one up and have to define it/act it out
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)
Revenue, costs and profits full lesson and activity
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Revenue, costs and profits full lesson and activity

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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.
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
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.
Organisation charts and  communication full series of lessons and activities
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Organisation charts and communication full series of lessons and activities

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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.
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.