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GCSE and A Level Business resources

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A shop aimed at providing student focussed revision resources and engaging lesson materials.
PEST Analysis: Social
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PEST Analysis: Social

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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 Three topic of PEST Analysis. They explain the main social factors that affect business activity and their impact upon stakeholders. They examine the meaning demographics and look at the changing population structure of the UK and how this provides both threats and opportunities for business with a focus upon population size, age, housing and migration patterns. They conclude with an evaluation of the changing social trends within the UK and contrasting modern Britain with that of the 1970’s. 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.
PEST Factors : Political
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PEST Factors : Political

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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 Three topic of PEST Analysis. They explain the main political factors that affect business activity and the role of government in providing a stable framework for businesses to operate within. The slides examine taxation and subsidies, fiscal and monetary policy, government regulation and deregulation of markets, the role of government as a purchaser of goods and services from the private sector and considers other relevant issues such as patent law and competitive tendering. 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.
Critical Path Analysis
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Critical Path 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 it is suitable for all boards. These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component Two topic of critical path analysis. They analyse and explain the nature and purpose of critical path analysis (CPA), commenting on the benefits and limitations of the technique. The slides then show how to complete CPA diagrams and interpret and evaluate the results. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions and also a practice essay (both with solutions). In addition to the main PowerPoint a PDF copy of the notes has been provided to assist with pupil hand outs.
Investment Appraisal Revision and Activity Pack
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Investment Appraisal Revision and Activity Pack

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A series of questions that assess a variety of assessment objective skills about the three main investment appraisal techniques of payback, ARR and net present value. This pack includes knowledge, application and analysis style tasks and also contains a mind map activity and answers to the questions. I have also thrown in a copy of my investment appraisal revision notes and my brand new PowerPoint lesson about Investment Appraisal alongside a PDF hand out of the notes. This represents excellent value.
PEST Analysis: Technological
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PEST Analysis: Technological

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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 Three topic of PEST Analysis. They explain the main technological factors that affect business activity and their impact upon stakeholders. They examine how technological factors such as automation and communication systems have modified modern business practises. They specifically look at the benefits and drawbacks of automation, EDI, 3D printing from a business perspective, business communication methods and how technology has impacted upon the life cycle of many products. 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.
Setting Marketing Objectives
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Setting Marketing 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 marketing objectives. The presentation considers the basic purpose of marketing before examining some of the main marketing objectives of a modern business including social media, branding, relationship marketing, SMART objectives and marketing ethics. The presentation concludes with an examination of the main internal and external influences acting upon marketing objectives. 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.
Employer-Employee Relationships
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Employer-Employee Relationships

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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 employer-employee relationships. They explain the duties and rights of employers and employees including contracts of employment, health and safety, minimum wage and living wage, and dismissal. They examine the concept and importance of equal opportunities and then explain the role of trade unions including a brief historical look back at the development of unions and their role in the UK economy, what is meant by collective bargaining and the different types of industrial disputes that might arise between employer and employee. The slides conclude with an assessment of the role and impact of ACAS. 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.
Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning (STP)
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Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning (STP)

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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 segmentation, targeting and positioning. The presentation considers the process and value of market segmentation, targeting and positioning (STP), the different methods of segmentation, the influences on choosing a target market and positioning and the value of niche and mass marketing. 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.
Sales Forecasting and Correlation Analysis
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Sales Forecasting and Correlation 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 the marketing mix and price. These notes analyse all aspects of sales forecasting and correlation analysis. They consider the use and calculation of 3 period moving averages; the influences acting upon sales forecasts; extrapolation; correlation analysis techniques; scatter graphs; an evaluation of time-series analysis methods; the line of best fit; qualitative forecasting methods (Delphi Technique; Brainstorming and Intuition) and an evaluation of qualitative forecasting. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions, practice calculation 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.
Business Growth
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Business Growth

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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 Two topic of the business growth. A colourful, detailed and accessible resource that is tailored to meeting the academic demands of most A Level specifications. They consider the key differences between a strategy of organic versus external (inorganic) growth. In doing so they focus upon vertical, horizontal integration and conglomerate integration and look at the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The notes also look at the strategies of rationalisation, outsourcing and franchising. They evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and the overall risks associated with business growth and the impact on a variety of stakeholders. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions, practice calculation 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.
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.
BRAND NEW COMPLETE AS AQA Business Revision Pack
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BRAND NEW COMPLETE AS AQA Business Revision Pack

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The complete pack of revised and updated AS Business notes designed to support teachers and students in their revision of the course material. This pack represents excellent value and contains all 24 chapters. Specifically it contains revision sheets about what is business?; managers, leadership and decision making; decision making to improve marketing performance; decision making to improve operational performance; decision making to improve financial performance and finally decision making to improve human resource performance.
Production
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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 production. They explain the different methods of production including job, batch and flow and evaluate the most appropriate methods of production for a business. 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.
Market Research
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Market Research

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This is the latest in the series of simplified marketing notes aimed at Learning Support students of GCSE Business Studies. The notes cover the topics of primary and secondary research, sampling techniques, SWOT Analysis and USP Analysis in an easy to understand manner. There are various tasks for students to complete as they progress through the worksheet.
Setting Operational Objectives
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Setting Operational Objectives

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A revision resource for the new AQA Business specification. The handout covers an outline of what is meant by operations management; the concepts of labour and capital intensive; the main operational objectives of costs, quality, dependability, speed of response and flexibility, environmental objectives and added value. It also looks at some of the key internal and external influences acting upon the objectives.
Financial Ratio Analysis Revision Pack
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Financial Ratio Analysis Revision Pack

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Another revision pack in the new series aimed at supplementing a student's understanding of common mathematical concepts seen in most A Level Business courses. This focus of this pack is that of financial ratio analysis. It considers profitability, gearing, financial efficiency and liquidity and provides students with a detailed series of questions that build their core knowledge skills. Detailed answer sheets are included, along with a mind map revision activity sheet and a set of revision notes about financial ratio analysis.
Analysing the Market
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Analysing the Market

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This resource is meant for Learning Support students to provide them with a simplified understanding of how to analyse the market. It looks at mass and niche markets, personal disposable income, market and product orientation and segmentation. It includes notes and a fill-in-the-gaps quiz at the end.
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.