Why Grow / Methods of Expansion / Stakeholder Conflict (3 LESSONS)

Why Grow / Methods of Expansion / Stakeholder Conflict (3 LESSONS)

Three lessons looking at the reasons why businesses grow, how they can grow and what problems can arise if they grow too quickly. Why grow - reasons why businesses should want to grow, the benefits and drawbacks of doing so with a case study and set of questions based around Starbucks. Examples of businesses that have grown from small enterprises to multinationals to begin the lesson. Methods of Expansion - detailed notes and examples of business growth, research activity for learners to find real-life examples of businesses that have grown using the different types of growth. Exam question based on Primark. Stakeholder Conflict - thorough look at how different stakeholder groups are impacted by the growth of a business and how each of these groups can react and influence business' decisions. Group work with a choice of activity based on learner's preferred styles and an exam question to finish - recently observed with this lesson - went very well - lots of activities, will keep you busy for more than one period. All lessons include notes and activities - lessons are engaging, with lots of visual queues and examples learners will be familiar with. All lessons have a set of questions to do as they enter the room based on prior learning. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks Shaun
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Geography homework booklet - Geography Skills / Maths for Geographers

Geography homework booklet - Geography Skills / Maths for Geographers

I've put together a homework booklet focusing on the Maths and Statistics skills needed for the 9-1 GCSE Geography courses. There are 13 different homework's that I've been setting then using as a discussion to start the lesson - recapping prior learning. There are homework's on the following topics - Bar Charts Compound Bar Charts Pie Charts Scatter Graphs Interpreting and Using Data Maps and Grid References Population Pyramids Averages Thanks for looking at these and please feel free to leave any feedback, all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks Shaun
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Marketing Mix - PLACE

Marketing Mix - PLACE

Lesson looking at Channels of Distribution and when each is suitable. Lesson includes - starter activity looking at other elements of the Marketing Mix - 5 review questions. Theory on the different Places a business can sell its products, matching them up to products that learners will be familiar with. Activity and theory on the rise of the internet and what it is doing to our high street. Differentiated activities, based on ability. Exam question with model answer and student-friendly self-assessment guide. Explanation based multiple choice questions to finish the lesson off.
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Management Style - Autocratic and Democratic

Management Style - Autocratic and Democratic

Single lesson looking at Autocratic and Democratic styles of management. Starter activity questioning learners on Off-The-Job and On-The-Job training - testing prior learning. Activity asking learners how they'd deal with three scenarios and how they think they'd get the best out of three disinterested employees. Introduction of Autocratic theory - look at Steve Jobs - link to YouTube clip of film. How does he deal with an employee? How does this compare to what they'd expected? Comparison to Richard Branson and Democratic management. Multiple choice questions - where learners must justify their response - all answers potentially correct. Return to three employees from the start of the lesson - how would an autocratic and democratic manager deal with them? Exam question to finish. Any questions please ask - feedback positive or otherwise... welcomed.
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Why is the product life cycle important?

Why is the product life cycle important?

Differentiated lesson looking at the Product Life Cycle, introducing it to the learners as well as explaining how it can be used to extend the life of products. Interactive and very colourful with activities for individual and paired work. Contains, two differentiated worksheets, a simple homework activity and a fully explained lesson plan - used as this lesson was internally observed - grade 'Outstanding' Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Profit and Loss with Profitability Ratios (3 LESSONS)

Profit and Loss with Profitability Ratios (3 LESSONS)

Lesson 1 Introduction to Costs, Revenues and Profit - two whole class activities to work through with answers looking at how to complete basic financial calculations and the ways businesses can boost their profit. Two slides on here printable as worksheets Lesson 2 Introduction to Profit and Loss accounts, moving on from basic financial calculations. Putting together a Profit and Loss accounts using just the numbers in the first question and then more complicated activity where learners have to pick out key information from a case study. Also includes an exam style set of questions, with 9 mark evaluation question. Lesson 3 Profit and Loss case study question, learners need to complete the basic financial calculations and put the information into a Profit and Loss account. Whole class activity / game putting together sales pitches then their Profit and Loss Accounts. Examples of how to calculate Gross and Net Profit Margins then activity to complete. Worksheet 1 - matching key terms activity and then Profit and Loss Accounts / Profitability Ratios question. Worksheet 2 - complete a Profit and Loss Account and then the ratios linked to it, some exam questions based on the case study.
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What are the Consequences of Poverty?

What are the Consequences of Poverty?

Investigation into the impact of Poverty on people in the developing world. How is it possible to survive on $1 a day? What impact does this have on people and their development? What impact does illiteracy have? Is the worst thing in the world? How would your life be different? Videos looking at life in North Korea - why does living in dictatorship impact on people's lives? Recap activities looking at migration and the USA - why to the USA? Differentiated questions and map activity at the end of the lesson.
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Development Dynamics

Development Dynamics

Several lessons covering Development - from the Edexcel 1-9 GCSE Specification.
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Causes of Inequalities

Causes of Inequalities

Why are some countries richer than others? Introduction to some countries that have a low GDP or are considered by learners to be 'poor' - why are they not as rich as us? Four case studies for learners to research with reasons that have negatively impacted on their ability to develop. Two links to videos on Migration - one showing the the journey of an a girl from El Salvador and the other showing the reasons why UK subjects wanted to leave the UK - focusing on the impact of migration. Exam question - drawing and interpreting a chart looking at the distribution of wealth in four different nations.
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Stakeholder Conflict with Lesson Plan

Stakeholder Conflict with Lesson Plan

Observation (internal) lesson with full detailed lesson plan included. Looking at how and why stakeholders clash - based on the admittedly dated case study of Tesco and the horse meat scandal. Group work activity looking at the possible ways that Tesco may have caused different groups to clash. Homework sheet included for learners to examine in detail how different groups could clash.
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Ageing Population / Aging Population & Population Pyramids

Ageing Population / Aging Population & Population Pyramids

Lesson 1 - introduction to an Ageing Population - looking at the causes, issues and benefit of a population that is going grey. Case study to look at the actions that France have taken - aimed at a higher ability class - may need some work to differentiate. Two brief exam questions to finish lesson. Lesson 2 - population pyramids - what do they show and how can we use them to make judgements on a nation and its development? Data included to discuss and draw pyramids for both the UK and Gambia. Lesson is sequenced after learners have an understanding of GDP, HDI, Gini, literacy rate, birth rate etc. Homework - how does migration impact on a nation's population? Introduction to Push / Pull factors. Both lessons revolve around a key question.
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GCSE Business Studies Homework

GCSE Business Studies Homework

Two PowerPoints with 20 homeworks in each - ranging from research activities, brain storming and developing ideas to practice exam questions. Topics covered are - Sources of Finance, Costs, Revenues and Profit, Promotional Methods, Gross & Net Profit, Financial Ratios, Place, Franchising Plus many more!
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Measuring Development GDP HDI Gini and Social Measures

Measuring Development GDP HDI Gini and Social Measures

Lessons introducing and developing the themes of development of nations and how we can compare them. First lesson looks at GDP, GDP per capita and HDI - what they mean and what this tells us about the nations - all based around a key question. Visual starter game included. Gini Coefficient homework - worksheet to read and questions to start the next lesson. Second lesson is more notes based, reintroducing some key terms with the use of images to help develop learner's understanding. Scatter graph question - helping tick a numeracy box -great way to demonstrate learning. Exam style questions to finish the lesson off. Any questions please let me know - check out my free resources for a more simplified versions of my lessons.
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What is Prejudice?

What is Prejudice?

What is prejudice? Rated outstanding lesson by OFSTED. Looking at how we view different groups and where these feelings come from and whether there is any justification for this. Looking at the different types of cause for discrimination with several real life examples. Links to videos on Srebrenica and Islamophobia in the UK videos to show how Prejudice develops given time to. Homework on 'Positive Discrimination' on the last slide of the Powerpoint.
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Social Costs and Benefits - Ethical Shopping

Social Costs and Benefits - Ethical Shopping

Looking at the cost and price of different products - how our products are made and whether we truly care where they come from. Comparison of cheap and cheerful products to ethically made products. Interviews, successfully, for my current job with lesson and set of resources. Contains, videos, images, discussion pieces and British values stop and check points.
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Does giving aid work?

Does giving aid work?

Two / three lessons on international aid, depending on length of lesson or ability of group. What are the main types of aid? Why do we give them? Is it only to benefit the recipient? Notes and activities, delivered by myself over two lessons. Please browse the other resources I've listed to see if these paid resources are what you're looking for, they're of a similar quality, thanks.
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Is it ever okay to experiment on animals?

Is it ever okay to experiment on animals?

Looking at the scenarios where it's consider okay to experiment on animals and the reasons why this is the case. Begin lesson looking at specific and seemingly harmless ways animals have been experimented on, are these okay? Have humans benefited ? Is that enough to justify it? Look at the definitions of cloning and genetic engineering, with link to a Vice video. Look at specific human break through from animal experiments, do these justify experiments now? There is then a GCSE Religious Studies exam question. Link to a video about cloning a mammoth, is this okay? Any different to animal experiment or cloning on live animals?
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Pressure Groups

Pressure Groups

Introduction into why pressure groups exist Looking at some businesses that have have acted in a way that could be considered unethical. What can employees and customers do to change a business? What can a pressure group do when employees and customers aren't listened to?
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Business Taster Day - Enterprise Activity

Business Taster Day - Enterprise Activity

Introduction to Business Studies - Taster Day Looks at failed business ideas, considering why they may have failed. Looking at what makes a good business idea. Activity to produce their own App for a phone, considering how to identify a problem to solve. Used for year 6 and 9/10 taster days.
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BALANCE SHEETS

BALANCE SHEETS

Introductory lesson on Balance Sheets - what they contain and what they can be used for. Notes of putting together a Balance Sheet and activity on Liquidity Ratios.
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Pricing Strategies (AQA Business Studies)

Pricing Strategies (AQA Business Studies)

Several activities on the different pricing strategies needed by both small and growing businesses. Opportunities for notes or the completion of a table included. Exam question adapted from Surridge and Gillespie GCSE Business Studies (2009) Written for AQA GCSE Business Studies
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