Porters 5 forces  (2 lessons)-  industry profitability + is the firm in a strong position?

Porters 5 forces (2 lessons)- industry profitability + is the firm in a strong position?

2 lessons on Porters 5 forces.. why does profitability in industries differ before a focus on competitive rivalry and then an a focus on firms with a judgment activity on if X is in a strong position. then look at other firms in different industries and different contexts and why 5 forces analysis matters before moving onto situations/contexts that change the competitive environment (before moving onto external environment)
JonathanYoung
Which is the "Right" Strategy -ANSOFFs Growth Strategies

Which is the "Right" Strategy -ANSOFFs Growth Strategies

Whole lesson as a combined adaptation on other ideas out there.. probably could get 2 (x 1hr) lessons out of this Way of deriving Ansoff's strategy from a scenario Lots of recent strategy stories..can be used for plotting/discussion then explanation of the model and an activity that helps question the idea of risk...traditionally but even in strategies the level of risk differ according to the context/situation .. so it depends on factors.. Another cut out Kineasthetic activity which helps with this... & is better than the stories as saves time and gets them moving things around the matrix..
JonathanYoung
Culture  - what is it and why does it matter?

Culture - what is it and why does it matter?

Powerpoint full of different activities Pictures to ask what does it suggest about culture what culture is Analysis of culture using Model Explaining why different types of cultures matter writing activity Flip activity looking at Culture for a business at Undercover Boss
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Do ethics matter- intro to ethics and different perspectives

Do ethics matter- intro to ethics and different perspectives

worked well - got them to watch the 30mins panaroma before hand as flip Starts off with different situations and what would you do then do you think this "right" activity then looks at a problem industry (gambling) - lots of data and link to Flip learning video to watch Ends with an essay title to be planned in class and written outside of class.
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Should 'X' Float / become a PLC

Should 'X' Float / become a PLC

what facebook right to float (looking backwards as easier to look at the data then..) Data activity powerpoint with visuals / links for depends on arguments then looking at a failed IPO and should their investors be happy with facebooks performance since
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Which is the "Right" legal structure

Which is the "Right" legal structure

lesson looking at should firms be a sole trader or a limited company based around a decision making of a private school unlimited/limited liability activity with sole-trader vs ltd company then other situations to bring out the depends on arguments
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Would you buy shares in this PLC? (IPO & shareholders & share prices lesson)

Would you buy shares in this PLC? (IPO & shareholders & share prices lesson)

would you invest in this IPO (snapchat)? - after asking them what information matters.. (could be 2 lessons here) first set of slides is basically building up to an overall q... Structured Activity: Also put onto different sheets of paper and at the end of each ask them would they buy shares/invest in Snapchat if they could.. or could use just as powerpoint slides) . could break up around the class (one per pair get them to read out and discuss why it matters; if they would or would not invest because of X and why) then link this to depends on which type of shareholder you are.. link to Short term and long term investors. then look at why shareholders matter (sports-direct page has them influencing decisions) before leading onto so shareholders are interested in share prices.. so what affects these..(ipo and now share price activity and then famous companies with changing share prices)
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(Business) Decisions Ice-breaker - which is the "right" decision?

(Business) Decisions Ice-breaker - which is the "right" decision?

Use this for the 1st lesson either for lower 6 (AS) or Upper 6 (A2) to highlight how appropriate business decisions depend on the context/situation. How in some situations one decision is appropriate but in another less so. Use as an Ice-breaker but also set the scene that context/application matter, Can also be used to highlight objectives, strategy, tactics. Can be used to highlight important skills to do well in business... application, analysis and judgment. 2 x survival situations, grids, instructions, ideas for feedback
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Kinesthetic starter Activity Functional Areas

Kinesthetic starter Activity Functional Areas

Developed this Kineasthetic starter for Yr 10 Applied GCSE Business Studies as an introduction to functional areas and organisational structure. There is also an element of problem solving as pupils must work out which area applies to them before starting the kineasthetic part. Activity 1 has functional areas & functional area descriptions. Activity 2 can be used for the 2nd half of the class with functional areas é job descriptions. Activity 3 has all the class problem solving before moving around.
JonathanYoung
Stakeholders - Who's got the Xfactor?

Stakeholders - Who's got the Xfactor?

Found this engaged a Year 10 Applied GCSE Business Studies class into the topic of stakeholders and the varying interest and influence on the program as a business. However can be adapted for Post 16 use. The activity can be differentiated through adding or removing stakeholders or even adding to the complexity of stakeholders.
JonathanYoung
AQA BUSINESS Year 1 Content: REVISION/CONSOLIDATION fill in Place Mats/Mind Maps

AQA BUSINESS Year 1 Content: REVISION/CONSOLIDATION fill in Place Mats/Mind Maps

CONSOLIDATION PLACE MATS / REVISION FILL IN THE BLANKS SHEETS covering AQA YEAR 1 content Created for my students to help them consolidate the whole of year 1 content over the summer holidays but would be useful at anypoint before exams Questions that help cover theory, evaluations and some context 6 x SHEETS which will need enlarging up to A3 via photocopy Covering: 1. What is business including legal structures, 2. Markets inc Market Research and STP, 3. Marketing decisions including 7p’s, 4. Operational decisions including lean production and network diagrams, 5. Finance decisions including B/E, budgets, cashflow and balance sheets. 6.Human resource decisions including motivation, management styles, HR strategies and organisational structures PDF and WORD format
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