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I am currently head of Business and Economics at an 11-19yrs school and have been teaching A level, GCSE and vocational Business and A Level and GCSE Economics for over 10 years. I have held senior roles for two different exam board including my current role of A level principal examiners for Eduqas. My resources are designed Based upon my teaching and examining experiences and have been used personally to maximise student progress with great success.

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I am currently head of Business and Economics at an 11-19yrs school and have been teaching A level, GCSE and vocational Business and A Level and GCSE Economics for over 10 years. I have held senior roles for two different exam board including my current role of A level principal examiners for Eduqas. My resources are designed Based upon my teaching and examining experiences and have been used personally to maximise student progress with great success.
BTEC Tech award in Enterprise level 1 / 2 example coursework for component 1 (all learning aims)
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BTEC Tech award in Enterprise level 1 / 2 example coursework for component 1 (all learning aims)

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As a teacher i always find it useful to write my own answer to the coursework when following new BTEC specifications. This resource contains my interpretation of all of the criteria (distinction grade) for all learning aims in component 1 of the new BTEC Tech award in Enterprise. The businesses that i have used are fake and is used as a demonstration on how the more able pupils can access the top grade. I have been teaching BTEC since 2007 and so am confident that my interpretation of the specification is correct. Language used in places is not what is expected for a 14-16 year old, however can be used as a useful guide. As a bonus resource I have also included a step by step pupil checklist to help pupils self assess themselves whilst completing each task within each part of the coursework.
BTEC tech award in Enterprise level 1 / 2 example coursework for component 2 (all learning aims)
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BTEC tech award in Enterprise level 1 / 2 example coursework for component 2 (all learning aims)

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As a teacher i always find it useful to write my own answer to the coursework when following new BTEC specifications. This resource contains my interpretation of all of the criteria (distinction grade) for all learning aims in component 2 of the new BTEC Tech award in Enterprise. This resource provides examples for all written elements of this component. Learning aim A - 2 x example courseworks at disntinction level. One focusing on a start up business the other focuses on a micro enterprise activity (either or can be used according to recent communication with the BTEC team). Also included for this learning aim is a pupil coursework checklist, useful when working through the different elements of the business plan. Learning aim B - 1 example written coursework (powerpoint) that can be used as the visual aid to for the presentation. Also included is an example audience (teacher / pupil observation form to help the presenter when completing learning aim C). Finally, included for this learning aim is a pupil coursework checklist, useful when working through the different elements of the learning aim. Learning aim C - 1 example written coursework to a distinction level reviewing the business plan in learning aim A and pitch in learning aim B. Also included is an example audience (teacher / pupil observation form to help the presenter when completing learning aim C). Finally, included for this learning aim is a pupil coursework checklist, useful when working through the different elements of the learning aim. I have been teaching BTEC since 2007 and so am confident that my interpretation of the specification is correct. Language used in places is not what is expected for a 14-16 year old, however can be used as a useful guide.
BTEC Tech award in Enterprise level 1 / 2  Example coursework answer for component 1 learning aim A
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BTEC Tech award in Enterprise level 1 / 2 Example coursework answer for component 1 learning aim A

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As a teacher i always find it useful to write my own answer to the coursework when following new BTEC specifications. This resource contains my interpretation of all of the criteria (distinction grade) for unit 1 learning aim A of the new BTEC Tech award in Enterprise. The businesses that i have used are fake and is used as a demonstration on how the more able pupils can access the top grade. i have been teaching BTEC since 2007 and so am confident that my interpretation of the specification is correct. Language used in places is not what is expected for a 14-16 year old, however can be used as a useful guide. As a bonus resource I have also included a step by step pupil checklist to help pupils self assess themselves whilst completing each task within this part of the coursework.
NCFE Level 1 / 2 Technical Award in Business Enterprise Unit 1 revision guide and assessment pack bundle
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NCFE Level 1 / 2 Technical Award in Business Enterprise Unit 1 revision guide and assessment pack bundle

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A bundle pack containing both resources for the brand new recently approved NCFE Level 1 / 2 technical award in Business Enterprise. Complete Unit 1 pupil revision guide. Complete unit 1 assessment pack containing exam style questions that match that of the sample paper provided by NCFE. This resource will save you a huge amount of time planning assessments and will also be a great guide for your pupils to help prepare them for the exams. As a bonus feature, I have also included an example scheme of work which links both the revision guide and assessment booklet to each topic. The scheme of work is designed for teaching the unit in year 9 or 10. The scheme of work can be downloaded seperately via my TES shop for free.
BTEC Tech award in Enterprise level 1 / 2 example coursework answer for component 2 learning aim A
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BTEC Tech award in Enterprise level 1 / 2 example coursework answer for component 2 learning aim A

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As a teacher i always find it useful to write my own answer to the coursework when following new BTEC specifications. This resource contains my interpretation of all of the criteria (distinction grade) for unit 1 learning aim A of the new BTEC Tech award in Enterprise component 2. i have been teaching BTEC since 2007 and so am confident that my interpretation of the specification is correct. Language used in places is not what is expected for a 14-16 year old, however can be used as a useful guide. Learning aim A component 2 appears to be the biggest part of this component in regards to the critical content that needs to be covered. I have spoken to BTEC to clarify what they mean by plan a micro-enterprise ‘activity’. The response was that it can be a enterprise plan for a one-off activity e.g. an event or something that has a finishing date to the enterprise or it could be a plan for a new-start up micro-business. Providing it meets the critical content any of the two versions can be done. My preference would be an enterprise activity that has a finish date. In that case i have designed two coursework answers for this learning aim. One that focuses on a plan for a full start up business (A dog walking company based in Southampton running 6 days a week all year round) and the other for a micro-enterprise activity that lasts a few weeks (dog walking enterprise activity for the 6 week summer holiday). As a bonus resource I have also included a step by step pupil checklist to help pupils self assess themselves whilst completing each task within this part of the coursework.
European Union, BREXIT and the Eurozone full topic resource
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European Union, BREXIT and the Eurozone full topic resource

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A whole topic resource written in 2017 which covers the following topics: For and against the expansion of the European Union For and against BREIXT Links to videos, news articles and debates on the issues surrounding for and against BREXIT (all video links works as of Feb 2018) Exam essay question plus model answer guidance on whether European countries should aim to be in the EU / Whether the UK should have voted a majority to leave the EU. For and against EU countries decision to join the Eurozone Video links on Lithuania when they joined the Eurozone in 2015 Exam evaluation essay question plus model answer guidance on whether EU countries not in the Eurozone, should join. Hope you enjoy the resource and please leave a review.
A Level Economics year 12 and 13 revision guides WJEC / Eduqas
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A Level Economics year 12 and 13 revision guides WJEC / Eduqas

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If you are looking to buy both year 12 and year 13 A Level Economics topics revision guide for WJEC / Eduqas, save yourself £5 and buy the full bundle here. As an extra I will also include my topic resource on the European Union, BREXIT and the Eurozone.
Motivation in theory and practice plus exam questions
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Motivation in theory and practice plus exam questions

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A re-designed resource covering: Motivational theorists: Taylor, Mayo, Maslow, Herzberg, Vroom, Lawler and Porter. 9 different financial motivation techniques. 7 different non financial motivation techniques. Links to videos to enhance learning. 4 exam style essay questions focusing on different assessment objectives. All covered in 43 slides. Word document student worksheet provided that links directly to the powerpoint. Other activity documents which are linked to activities / videos in the powerpoint presentation.
BTEC Tech award in Enterprise level 1 / 2 example coursework answer for component 1 learning aim B
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BTEC Tech award in Enterprise level 1 / 2 example coursework answer for component 1 learning aim B

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As a teacher i always find it useful to write my own answer to the coursework when following new BTEC specifications. This resource contains my interpretation of all of the criteria (distinction grade) for component 1 1 learning aim B of the new BTEC Tech award in Enterprise. The businesses that i have used are fake and is used as a demonstration on how the more able pupils can access the top grade. I have been teaching BTEC since 2007 and so am confident that my interpretation of the specification is correct. Language used in places is not what is expected for a 14-16 year old, however can be used as a useful guide. As a bonus resource I have also included a step by step pupil checklist to help pupils self assess themselves whilst completing each task within this part of the coursework.
Critical Path Analysis - student-led kinesthetic learning
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Critical Path Analysis - student-led kinesthetic learning

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A full lesson including lesson plan, a great way to introduce critical path analysis to students. The main activity involves students using resources attached to physically create a critical path analysis for the business project (in this case XBox one launch, to which the project can easily be changed). Students create the diagram by using help cards and CPA cut outs being able to draw the CPA, and enter the ESTs, identifying the critical path. There is an extension opportunity to look at LFTs plus an interactive quiz at the end. A great resource for talk less teaching focusing on student-led investigations.
Market Structure and Objectives of firms topic resource
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Market Structure and Objectives of firms topic resource

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Whole Microeconomic topic resource on Market Structures and business objectives. The resource contains a powerpoint presentation, student worksheet that follows the presentation and exam style questions. Everything students need to know on Market Sructures and objectives of firms are in this resource. This resource will save you many hours of lesson preparation. This resource is a follow on from another of my resource on costs and revenues, diminishing returns, efficiencies and growth of firms which is also avaialble to buy seperately or as a bundle. If you are looking for more economic resources covering all topics why not try out my full year 12 and 13 revision guide for A Level economics. It can be used as a great topic summary as well as enabling students to prepare effectively for A Level exams. My students use it to refer to in lesson time. It is designed specifically at WJEC / Eduqas exam board but as 80%+ topics are in all exam boards its a universal resource for all. Enjoy, and please leave a review if you can.
Diminishing returns, cost and revenues, efficiencies, growth of firms Micro Economics
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Diminishing returns, cost and revenues, efficiencies, growth of firms Micro Economics

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A bunch of related Microeconomic topics in one! Powerpoint presentation embedded with key microeconomic diagrams and different activities. A student worksheet linked to the powerpoint is provided. Topics covered: Diminshing returns Link between diminshing returns and average costs Costs (Average costs and Marginal costs) Costs (Fixed, Variable and Total costs, short term versus long term costs) Revenues (Average revenue and Marginal revenue) Profit maximisation (MR = MC) Growth of Firms (Mergers and Takeovers) Efficiencies (Productive, Allocative, X-efficiency, Dynamic efficiency, pareto efficiency) This resource is linked directly to another resource available to purchase: My Market Structures resource which is a follow on after this resource. If you like these Economic resources, why not consider my A Level Economic student revision guide which is also great for a topic summary. Its directed at WJEC / Eduqas but suitable for all exam boards. Hope you find this useful and please leave a review.
AS full and A Level (yr12) revision guide for WJEC/Eduqas Economics
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AS full and A Level (yr12) revision guide for WJEC/Eduqas Economics

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Complete AS Economics revision guide focused directly on WJEC Eduqas new A Level specifications from 2015. This revision guide is very student friendly focusing on key areas of every topic that could be examined in year 12 exams. This guide was originally created for my A Level students with the aim of reducing workload in the build up to summer AS and A Level exams. Secondly, it has been a fantastic resource in class when summarising each topic area, with many students using it in class to help them understand content and referring to when practicing exam questions. The order of topics links directly to the WJEC and Eduqas specifications and the revision guide also contains practice questions at the end for students to test their knowledge. For full A Level coverage this revision guide should be bought with AS and A Level (year 13) revision guide for WJEC and Eduqas. For confidence, this revision guide has been created by a senior examiner with experience examining for two exam boards that has been teaching Economics for over 10 years. The guide has been written specifically for the WJEC and Eduqas AS and A Level but also contains 80% of coverage of all other exam boards so it will be a useful revision guide and topic summary for all exam boards. The picture shows the top part of one of the pages within the guide for reference. There are altogether 57 pages in total in this revision guide.
BTEC tech award in Enterprise level 1 / 2 example coursework answer for component 2 learning aim B
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BTEC tech award in Enterprise level 1 / 2 example coursework answer for component 2 learning aim B

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As a teacher I always find it useful to write my own answer to the coursework when following new BTEC specifications to use as a suitable model for my pupils. This resource contains my interpretation of a suitable visual aid to help the learners whilst presenting their business plan. This resource attached is an example of a powerpoint presentation with speaker notes which forms the visual aid to meet learning aim B component 2. This resource is a business plan summary of my resource created for learning aim A component 2 regarding an idea to run a dog walking business. This resource alone does not meet the whole learning aim B criteria as this criteria also assesses the learners’ communication and presentation skills. Evidence such as a short video of the learners’ presentation (approx 5 minutes) should be included when providing evidence for the grade awarded. Also included is a learner checklist of tasks for this learning aim, and an observation form designed to be completed by teachers and / or peers during the presentations, which will be used for learning aim C (the review).
Impact of changes of exchange rates (Student-led)
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Impact of changes of exchange rates (Student-led)

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This lesson resource allows students to understand how changes in real exchange rates will have an impact upon their own economy. Its a differentiated kinesthetic task: Students are first given different countries to which they have certain imports and exports. Students then either research or are given exchange rate info (included from 2015 - 2017) in the powerpoint (pre and post BREXIT) Students then calculate the changes in their import costs in their own currency and what their export prices would be in other countries so they can work out their countries competitiveness. This then allows students to understand numerically how minor changes in exchange rates can affect imports costs and export prices. A great resources that I always use to gain 100% student understanding. It also allows for differentiation as lower ability students are given the UK as their country. The purchase contains: Lesson plan, Powerpoint, Student worksheet and country cut outs and imports / exports.
BTEC tech award in Enterprise level 1 / 2 example coursework answer for component 2 learning aim C
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BTEC tech award in Enterprise level 1 / 2 example coursework answer for component 2 learning aim C

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As a teacher I always find it useful to write my own answer to the coursework when following new BTEC specifications to use as a suitable model for my pupils. This resource contains my interpretation of a suitable distinction answer to this learning aim in order to help aid teachers and learners whilst completing their coursework. This resource attached is an example of a distinction level answer to meet learning aim C component 2. This resource is a review of the example coursework of learning aim A and B which can all be purchased as a bundle together. Also Included is a review document that could be used as part of learning aim B to gather feedback from teachers and peers to support evidence for this learning aim C to help pupils review the success of their plan and pitch. Also included is a learner checklist of tasks for this learning aim that pupils could use whilst completing their review.