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 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 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 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)
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 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
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 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 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 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.