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AQA Business - Setting Financial Objectives
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AQA Business - Setting Financial Objectives

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of setting financial objectives. It starts with a look at the value of setting financial objectives, including the concept of a return on investment (ROI) and an understanding of the proportion of long-term funding that is debt. It then looks at the distinction between cash flow and profit and the three different types of profit (operating profit, gross profit and profit for the year). Revenue, cost and profit objectives are then considered, alongside cash flow objectives, investment and capital structure objectives. The presentation concludes with an examination of the key internal and external influences acting upon the financial objectives of a firm. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test, and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
Critical Path Analysis Revision Pack
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Critical Path Analysis Revision Pack

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The latest in the revision packs aimed at improving pupil knowledge of core areas of the A Level Business specification that often cause problems. This pack focuses upon critical path analysis and includes the usual format of an assessment sheet (knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation skills are tested), teacher answer sheet, a mind map for pupil revision and a specialist revision sheet about critical path analysis. This pack also incorporates a detailed PowerPoint that teachers can use to deliver the topic and is supported with a PDF version of the notes to act as a hand out.
AQA Business - Using the Marketing Mix
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AQA Business - Using the Marketing Mix

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of using the marketing mix. The presentation considers the elements of the marketing mix (7Ps), the influences on elements of the 7Ps, the differences between consumer and industrial markets, convenience, speciality and shopping goods, the implications of the product life cycle and the Boston Matrix in marketing decisions, the influences on pricing decisions, analysing the promotional mix, branding, distribution decisions, analysis of people, process and the physical environment, the importance of an integrated marketing mix and finally the value of digital marketing and e-commerce. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA Business - Improving Employer-Employee Relations
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AQA Business - Improving Employer-Employee Relations

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of improving motivation and employee engagement. It starts with a look at the key influences acting upon the extent and methods of employee involvement in decision making. This specifically includes analysis of both trade unions and works councils. The presentation then examines how to manage and improve employer-employee communications and relations, including a look at the communication model and the role of IT in the modern business. The presentation concludes with an evaluation of the value of good employer-employee relations. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test, and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA Business - Managing Inventory and Supply Chains
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AQA Business - Managing Inventory and Supply Chains

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of managing inventory and supply chains. The presentation considers ways and value of improving flexibility, speed of response and dependability and focuses upon the concept of mass customisation. It then considers how best to manage supply so that it matches up with levels of demand for goods and examines outsourcing, the use of temporary and part-time employees and producing goods to order. The presentation also examines the key influences acting upon the inventory levels of a firm and includes an interpretation of inventory control charts (stock control charts), lead times, re-order levels and buffer stocks. It concludes with an assessment of the influences on the choices of suppliers and how to manage the supply chain effectively and the value of this to a business. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test, a practice calculation activity and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA Business - UNIT 4  Improving Operational Performance
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AQA Business - UNIT 4 Improving Operational Performance

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A 5 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering Unit 4 of the A Level Business course. PowerPoints include: •Setting operational objectives •Analysing operational performance •Increasing efficiency and productivity •Improving quality •Managing inventory and supply chains Each presentation contains extensive, detailed notes that are specific to the exam requirements of the AQA. These resources are designed to be engaging and accessible and all contain the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test or calculation questions and an essay practice (all with suggested solutions). In addition, each presentation is accompanied with a FREE student revision notes handout to assist with the delivery of the material.
AQA Business - Analysing Strategic Options: Investment Appraisal
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AQA Business - Analysing Strategic Options: Investment Appraisal

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of investment appraisal and sensitivity analysis and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation analyses the strategic options available to a business with a specific reference to investment appraisal and sensitivity analysis. It examines the 3 main investment appraisal techniques of payback, average rate of return (ARR) and net present value (NPV), including how to calculate and interpret the results of each method. It then considers the factors influencing investment decisions including non-financial factors, risk and uncertainty, before concluding with an evaluation of sensitivity analysis. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AS Business Operations Revision Pack
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AS Business Operations Revision Pack

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A collection of five detailed revision presentations that look at the core operational topic areas required by the new AQA specification for Business. These include operational objectives; operational performance; efficiency and productivity; improving quality and finally managing inventory and supply chains. This pack provides an excellent grounding in understanding this key area and also is better value than purchasing each element separately.
AQA Business - Assessing Internationalisation
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AQA Business - Assessing Internationalisation

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of assessing internationalisation and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers the basic purpose of international trade. It then examines the various strategies that firms can use to access foreign markets before assessing the impact of multinational corporations upon global markets and examines the use of Bartlett & Ghosal’s international strategy matrix. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a practice calculation question, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA Business - Analysing Financial Performance
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AQA Business - Analysing Financial Performance

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This is a substantial presentation of over 100 slides designed to cover the topic of analysing financial performance. It starts with a look at how to construct and analyse both budgets and cash flow forecasts. It then analyses budgets including a consideration of variance analysis (favourable and adverse). It then looks at the timings of cash inflows and outflows and examines the role of the cash flow cycle, including an understanding of payables and receivables. It proceeds to then look at how to construct and interpret break-even charts, including an analysis of break-even output, margin of safety, contribution per unit and total contribution. The effects of a change in price, output and cost are then examined and how to calculate this and illustrate this on a break-even chart. The next topic is that of profitability and includes an examination of gross profit, profit from operations and profit for the year. The presentation concludes with an examination of the use of data for financial decision making and planning. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test, several practise questions and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
Training and Appraisal
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Training and Appraisal

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification (but are suitable for all boards). These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component One topic of training and appraisal. They explain the role of training in developing appropriate skills and the different methods of training including induction, on-the-job, off-the-job and apprenticeships. They then evaluate the importance and impact of training for a business and proceed to then explain the different methods of appraisal. These include a superior’s assessment, peer assessment, self-assessment and 360 degree feedback. It explains how appraisals can benefit both the business and the employee before evaluating its overall impact. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions and also a practice essay (both with solutions). The pack also contains a free set of student revision notes.
AQA Business - Balance Sheets
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AQA Business - Balance Sheets

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of balance sheets and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers the basic purpose of a balance sheet before examining how the statement is structured and how stakeholders are interested in this key financial account. It then examines the concepts of different types of asset and liability and considers the key concepts of liquidity, depreciation and working capital. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a practice calculation question, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
The Marketing Mix: Product
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The Marketing Mix: Product

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification but is suitable for all boards. These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component One topic of the marketing mix and the product. They explain what is meant by product, product portfolio, brand, USPs and differentiation before evaluating the importance of having the right product for a firm and their stakeholders. The slides analyse the role of the product life cycle and the Boston matrix and evaluate the impact of extension strategies on a business and how the Boston matrix can be used in the management of a firm's product portfolio. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions and also a practice essay (all with suggested solutions). In addition to the main PowerPoint a PDF copy of the notes has been provided to assist with pupil hand outs.
AQA A Level Business UNIT 2 - Managers, Leadership and Decision Making
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AQA A Level Business UNIT 2 - Managers, Leadership and Decision Making

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A 3 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering Unit 2 of the AS Business course. PowerPoints include: Understanding management, leadership and decision making Understanding management decision making Understanding the role and importance of stakeholders Each presentation contains extensive, detailed notes that are specific to the exam requirements of the AQA. These resources are designed to be engaging and accessible and all contain the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test or calculation questions and an essay practice (all with suggested solutions). In addition, each presentation is accompanied with a FREE student revision notes handout to assist with the delivery of the material.
Lean Production
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Lean Production

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification (but are suitable for all boards). These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component One topic of lean production. They explain what is meant by lean production before explaining the range of techniques that are used to reduce waste and improve productivity including Kaizen, just-in-time, cell production and time based management. It finishes with an evaluation of lean production and its importance and impact on a business and their stakeholders. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions and also a practice essay (both with solutions). The pack also contains a free set of student revision notes.
AQA Business - Managing Change
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AQA Business - Managing Change

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of managing organisational culture by businesses and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers some of the different types of change encountered by a firm (internal, external, incremental and disruptive), Lewin’s force field analysis model, the value of change for a business, the benefits of operating as a flexible organisation (including restructuring, delayering, flexible employment contracts, organic structures v mechanistic and knowledge and information management), barriers to managing change and how to overcome barriers to change (Kotter and Schlesinger’s models). The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA Business - Improving Quality
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AQA Business - Improving Quality

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of increasing efficiency and productivity. The presentation considers importance of quality before examining different methods of improving quality including the use of quality assurance, quality control, teamworking, and total quality management. The benefits and difficulties of improving quality are analysed and it concludes with an evaluation of the consequences of poor quality for a business. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
Eduqas A Level Business Exam Pack
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Eduqas A Level Business Exam Pack

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This is a pack of collated CPD materials from the WJEC/Eduqas board. The pack includes a variety of additional practice questions and materials that are useful when revising with students, as well as plenty of additional exam answer exemplars with commentary. Teaching Business has a wide range of teaching materials to help with the support of the WJEC/Eduqas specification, each pack focusing upon a core topic area with time saving theory notes, practice questions and essay questions and mark schemes at a much more competitive rate than many of the more commercially available options.
Costs and Break-Even Analysis
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Costs and Break-Even Analysis

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification but is suitable for all boards. These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component One topic of costs and break-even analysis. They explain what is meant by costs, revenue and profit and identify the costs that a business face, including fixed, variable, semi-variable, direct, indirect and total costs. They proceed to explain what is meant by contribution and break-even and show the means of calculating contribution and using the formula to help calculate break-even. The pack finally shows how break-even charts are constructed and interpreted (including the margin of safety) and illustrate the impact of changing costs and revenues upon the chart before evaluating the usefulness of break-even as a technique. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions, calculation practice questions and also a practice essay (all with suggested solutions). In addition to the main PowerPoint a PDF copy of the notes has been provided to assist with pupil hand outs. Please leave a review so that I can modify and amend where necessary and note that paid for presentations for other topics are available with more being produced when time permits.
Enterprise and Business Plans Workbook
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Enterprise and Business Plans Workbook

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A new workbook aimed at developing A Level Business students' understanding of enterprise and business plans. This is of particular relevance to the OCR, WJEC/Eduqas and Excel examination boards that all still cover these areas. The work provides a variety of case studies, tasks, presentations and assignments for students to complete and finishes with a self-assessment and review of progress. Positive feedback on how to improve and develop these workbooks are welcome and I also acknowledge that some of these resources have been amalgamated from other authors whose hard work is much appreciated.