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Head of Business Education at a UK State Secondary School, rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted
Organisational Structures - Business Studies
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Organisational Structures - Business Studies

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A very useful lesson resource for your students studying organisational structures for GCSE and A Level Business, covering all specifications. The worksheets and activities will really help students to develop and apply their understanding about what organisational structures are, their key features and their implications for businesses. This resource has certainly helped my classes and is thoroughly recommended for all centres. It comes complete with PowerPoint Presentations, key terms (e.g. levels of hierarchy/span of control), activities and worksheets, which should take students approximately two lessons to complete if covered in detail. Lesson 1 Learning Aims - Identify organisational structures for different businesses - Explain the purpose of an organisation chart - Analyse and assess the advantages and disadvantages of a business’ particular organisation structure Lesson 2 Learning Aims - Describe the features of tall and flat organisational structures - Explain how different organisational structures may affect how a business is managed
Methods of Recruitment  - GCSE Business
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Methods of Recruitment - GCSE Business

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A great resource for your students studying methods of recruitment (internal and external) for GCSE Business, covering all exam board specifications. The activities and tasks included in this resource cover the following learning aims: 1. Define what is internal and external recruitment and state different methods of each 2. Analyse advantages and disadvantages of internal and external recruitment 3. Recommend suitable methods of recruitment for a business This resource has certainly helped my class and is thoroughly recommended for all centres. It comes complete with PowerPoint Presentation and worksheet activities. Please note that some of this activities are notebook files and are designed to work for SMART boards in classrooms. The activities are attached in word format as well.
Customer Service
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Customer Service

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Customer Service is the part of a business’s activities that is concerned with meeting customer’s needs as fully as possible. The activities and tasks in this lesson resource will help students to apply their knowledge and understanding about the key features and benefits of good customer service, using well known business examples such as Morrisons. Students will also develop their key analysis and judgement skills (vital for success in exams) by analysing and evaluating ways in which different businesses can improve their customer service. This lesson resource comes complete with scenario activities, as well as a PowerPoint Presentation and a Lesson Plan Proforma, making it a great resource for an observation.
Product Life Cycle - Business Studies
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Product Life Cycle - Business Studies

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Product Life cycle is one of the most important marketing concepts for students studying GCSE Business Studies. The activities and tasks in this lesson resource will help students to apply their knowledge and understanding about the product lifecycle and its key stages, using well known business examples such as Apple. This lesson will also develop students’ key analysis and evlauation skills through the use of a group task whereby students need to recommend a suitable extension strategy for a well known branded confectionery product. This lesson resources covers all of the following learning aims: 1. Define what the PRODUCT LIFECYCLE is and describe its different stages 2. Explain the methods that a company might adopt to extend the life of a product 3. Advise a company as to how they can extend the lifecycle of their products This resource comes complete with PowerPoint presentation, student guidance notes and activities. Note: An updated version of the PowerPoint presentation has been included for the Edexcel and OCR GCSE Business 9-1 Spec.
Business Location GCSE Business Studies Lesson
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Business Location GCSE Business Studies Lesson

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A great resource for your students studying Business Location, as part of the GCSE Business Studies specification (e.g. AQA Unit 1 Setting up a Business, Topic 1). The Cool Sports Case Study will really help students to apply their knowledge and understanding effectively as well help prepare them for the real exam by developing their analysis and judgement skills of what is the most effective location for a business. This resource has certainly helped my class and is thoroughly recommended for all centres. It comes complete with Location Case Study, PowerPoint Presentation and Lesson Plan, making it a great resource for a Lesson Observation.
Types of Training including Induction, On-the-Job and Off-the-Job
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Types of Training including Induction, On-the-Job and Off-the-Job

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Training is a range of activities giving employees job-related skills and knowledge. The activities and tasks in this lesson resource for Business exam specifications will help students to apply their knowledge and understanding about the key types of training given to employees, including induction, on-the-job and off-the-job training. Students will further develop their key analysis and judgement skills (vital for success in exams) by analysing and evaluating the most suitable methods of training for particular employee case study scenarios. The lesson aims are as follows: - Define what training is and describe the different types of training - Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different types of training - Recommend suitable types of training that should be given to employees This lesson resource comes complete with a PowerPoint Presentation, starter activity, key terms and lesson activities/worksheets, including discussion about advantages and disadvantages of different training types. One of these activities is designed to be interactive and shown via the SmartBoard to classes, however it is included in the PowerPoint Presentation slides as well. There is also a plenary understanding in order to assess student understanding and demonstrate evidence of learning.
Marketing Mix Place - GCSE Business
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Marketing Mix Place - GCSE Business

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The activities and tasks in this lesson resource will help students to apply their knowledge and understanding about the importance of ‘place’ in the marketing mix for businesses. The key learning aims are as follows: Define what is meant by the term ‘place’ Explain the different methods of distribution available to businesses Recommend suitable methods of distribution for your business, giving reasons why Students will first learn what ‘place’ is and where different products are sold. Methods of distribution are then introduced in the second part of the lesson and students will develop their key analysis and judgement skills (vital for success in exams) by analysing and evaluating the most suitable distribution methods for particular businesses. This lesson resource comes complete with a PowerPoint Presentation which includes a starter activity, learning aims, key definitions and a plenary activity to demonstrate/assess student understanding of this topic.
Secondary Market Research - GCSE Business Studies Lesson
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Secondary Market Research - GCSE Business Studies Lesson

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I have used this lesson successfully with my Year 10 and Year 11 classes when teaching market research as part of GCSE Business Studies specifications (e.g. AQA 2130). This lesson focuses on secondary research and what it is/entails, as well as its advantages and disadvantages. It includes a research activity which will encourage students to investigate and judge whether a business idea would be successful, using secondary market research methods. The key lesson aims are as follows: 1. Define what secondary market research is, using examples 2. Categorise advantages and disadvantages of secondary market research 3. Investigate and judge whether a business idea would be successful, using secondary market research A PowerPoint presentation which includes a starter activity, key definitions, examples, an research activity and an plenary activity also. Please note that the partnerships advantage and disadvantage activity is a notebook file and is designed to work for SMART boards in classrooms.
Methods of Production - Operations Topic (GCSE Business)
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Methods of Production - Operations Topic (GCSE Business)

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A fun lesson resource for your KS4 students studying methods of production for GCSE Business, covering all specifications. The group work production activities based on a car manufacturing scenario will really help students to develop and apply their understanding about different methods of production (job, batch and flow) and their advantages and disadvantages. The learning aims are as follows: - Define what production is - Participate in production activities, representing job, batch and flow methods - Analyse and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of production Included in this teaching resource is a PowerPoint presentation, with starter activity, key terms, instructions, reflection exercises and questions, as well as a plenary activity to assess student learning and understanding. There is also a student task instruction sheet for when they working in groups, as well as a ‘car’ proforma sheet - the choice of product being ‘produced’ can be easily adapted/changed according to your preference.
Primary Market Research - GCSE Business Studies Lesson
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Primary Market Research - GCSE Business Studies Lesson

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I have used this lesson successfully with my Year 10 and Year 11 classes when teaching market research as part of the required exam board specification content for GCSE Business Studies (e.g. AQA 2130). This lesson focuses on primary research and what it is/entails, as well as its advantages and disadvantages. It includes kinaesthetic activities which students will enjoy, as well as extension questions for the more able. The lesson aims are: 1. Understand what primary market research is, using examples 2. Explain advantages and disadvantages of primary market research 3. Investigate and judge whether a business idea would be successful, using primary market research A starter activity is attached, with a PowerPoint presentation which includes definitions, examples, an research activity and an plenary activity also, making it a great lesson resource.
Profit GCSE Business Finance Topic
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Profit GCSE Business Finance Topic

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Profit is one of the most important concepts for students to understand when teaching the finance topics for GCSE Business. This lesson aims to help improve your students’ understanding of price, sales, revenue, costs and profit, as well as help them to calculate the profit/loss of a business. This lesson will also develop students’ key analysis and judgement skills by recommending ways how a business can improve its profit This resource is thoroughly recommended for all centres, particularly for final revision before exams. It will encourage students to become more confident answering ‘profit’ type calculations and questions, and it comes complete with differentiated tasks for lower and more able students, as well as a PowerPoint Presentation and Lesson Plan, making it a great resource for a Lesson Observation.
Stakeholders GCSE Business
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Stakeholders GCSE Business

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A excellent resource for your students studying or revising Business Stakeholders, as part of the GCSE Business specifications (Grade 9-1). The worksheets and activities will really help students to apply their knowledge and understanding effectively, in the context of Morrisons building a new supermarket, and how this may impact different stakeholders such as employees, customers and shareholders. This lesson will also develop students’ key analysis and judgement skills (vital for success in exams) by evaluating whether different stakeholder groups will be for or against business growth and by encouraging students to justify and support their decisions. This resource has certainly helped my class and is thoroughly recommended for all centres. It comes complete with differentiated tasks for lower and more able students, as well as a PowerPoint Presentation and Lesson Plan, making it a great resource for a Lesson Observation.
Methods of Selection - GCSE Business People Topic
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Methods of Selection - GCSE Business People Topic

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A great resource for your students studying Methods of Selection, as part of the People in Business and HR topics for the GCSE Business (Grade 9 - 1 specifications. The worksheets and activities will really help students to apply their knowledge and understanding effectively, in the context of applying for a job at Red Bull and the suitability of different methods used to select the best candidate. This resource has certainly helped my class and is thoroughly recommended for all centres. It comes complete with Worksheet, Red Bull Case Study, Selection Method Activities (including Assessment Centre, Interviews and Psychometric Tests) which students can complete in pairs or groups. A PowerPoint Presentation and Lesson Plan is also included, making it a great resource for a Lesson Observation.
Employee Rights in the Workplace
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Employee Rights in the Workplace

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I have used this lesson successfully with my Year 10 and Year 11 classes when teaching employee rights in the workplace as part of the legislation (external influences) topic for GCSE Business. The content of this lesson resource is designed to cover the following learning aims Recap the key aspects of employment laws that protect employees at work Explain what a contract of employment is Produce a poster advising employees about their rights in the workplace Assess the importance of particular employee rights A starter activity is attached, with a PowerPoint presentation which includes definitions, examples and group/pair work activities for students. This lesson will also help to develop students’ analysis and evaluation skills through the use of a judgement style question about the importance of particular employee rights in the workplace.
People in Businesses HR Topic Bundle
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People in Businesses HR Topic Bundle

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This bundle covers all the major topics associated with HR/People in Business for GCSE Business specifications (e.g. AQA). Practical activities, worksheets and PowerPoint presentations are included - please see description of individual lessons for more details. Highly recommended.
Sources of Finance for Larger (Growing) Businesses
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Sources of Finance for Larger (Growing) Businesses

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Sources of finance is one of the most important concepts for students to understand when taking GCSE Business, covering all exam board specifications. This lesson aims to help improve your students’ understanding of sources of finance for a larger (growing) business. Students will explore different sources of finance and will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. This lesson will also develop students’ key analysis and judgement skills through the use of a short case study and ‘9 Mark style’ evaluation question. The learning aims are as follows: Identify and describe suitable sources of finance for a larger (growing) business Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different sources of finance Evaluate and recommend the most suitable source of finance for a business This resource is thoroughly recommended for all centres, particularly for final revision before exams. It will encourage students to become more confident answering ‘sources of finance’ type questions, and it comes complete with a PowerPoint Presentation, student activity (matching up sources of finance with their advantages and disadvantages) and practice exam question with suggested answers, making it a great resource for a Lesson Observation.
Suitable Promotional Methods for a Small Business (Marketing Topic - GCSE Business)
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Suitable Promotional Methods for a Small Business (Marketing Topic - GCSE Business)

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This resources provides a great activity for teaching ‘promotion’ as part of the marketing mix for small businesses covering GCSE Business (Grade 9-1) specifications such as Edexcel (Theme 1: Investigating small business). The key lesson objectives are: State what is meant by the term ‘promotion’ Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different types of promotion Justify which methods of promotion are most suitable for a small business Students can work in pairs/ groups/ independently when completing the different tasks, and the tasks also encourage Bloom’s taxonomy higher level thinking skills.
Pricing Decisions (Strategies) and Factors that Influence Pricing Decisions
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Pricing Decisions (Strategies) and Factors that Influence Pricing Decisions

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An excellent resource for your students studying or revising pricing decisions (strategies) as part of the marketing mix for the GCSE Business specifications - some activities included may also be used for the AS/A Level Business (Year1) specifications. The worksheets and activities in these two lessons will really help students to apply their knowledge and understanding effectively, using well known business examples that students can relate to, such as Apple and Thorpe Park. This lesson will also develop students’ key analysis and judgement skills (vital for success in exams) by evaluating which pricing decisions are most effective for particular types of businesses and the most important factors which influence their pricing decisions. This double lesson resource comes complete with worksheets and exam practice questions, as well as a PowerPoint Presentation for both lessons and suggested homework activities
Business Plans - Starting a Business - GCSE Business
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Business Plans - Starting a Business - GCSE Business

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A useful resource for your students studying or revising Business Plans, as part of GCSE Business exam board specifications. Included are activities which will help students learn about the key contents of a business plan and the importance of business planning. There is also a case study attached with questions and answers. The 9 mark question will develop students’ key analysis and judgement skills by evaluating the overall importance of business plans to the success of a business - I have used this resource repeatedly with my classes and it has proved to work very effective at improving students’ exam technique. The key lesson aims are as follows: Define the term BUSINESS PLAN and describe its key sections Create a BUSINESS PLAN Complete exam practice questions about a BUSINESS PLAN