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High quality and engaging educational resources predominantly for teachers of Business and Computing subjects. Why not browse the NEW website? www.meanbusiness.co.uk
R081 iMedia Exam Revision Quiz (50 Questions)
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R081 iMedia Exam Revision Quiz (50 Questions)

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This resource helps your students revise for their R081 Pre-Production Skills exam for the Cambridge National Creative iMedia course (J807, J817, J827). 50 questions in total. Ideal for independent revision (press F5 and off they go!). Can also support collaborative learning; students can complete in pairs and see how many they get out of 25, for example. Answers appear once clicked. Also suited to printing as revision cards, printing 4 slides to one page gives you A6 revision cards! Enjoy.
Malware - introduction to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Adware & Spyware
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Malware - introduction to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Adware & Spyware

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A fully resourced and differentiated lesson. Includes PowerPoint to guide you fully through the lesson - NO ADDITIONAL RESOURCES REQUIRED! Download, print and go! Suitable for teaching in or out of a computer room too. Includes; - Starter to introduce what malware is (students work this out themselves) - Research task - use the internet or the fact sheets provided (printing on A3 is best) - Malware for beginners leaflet (like malware for dummies!) template for computer or for printing included - Exam style questions to complete independently - I let my students use their leaflets, so there's some purpose to completing the task - Review from my plenary selector BUT includes template of a mobile phone - students text the teacher what they've learnt! Enjoy...
MS Excel - Tracking Student Data - IF Statements to Compare target to grades; teacher instructions
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MS Excel - Tracking Student Data - IF Statements to Compare target to grades; teacher instructions

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Teacher instructions to help with tracking data for departments, school wide or individual class trackers. These instructions show how to insert an IF statement to compare a grade (for a unit/exam/module etc.) to a target, to show whether it's above, below or meeting target grade. Two separate instructions for grades A*-G and numbers 9-1. Ideal for whole staff training. More advanced staff should be adapting the formulae to suit their needs. Enjoy.
Key terms/words challenge! Great plenary or starter activity for ANY subject. PPT runs itself too!
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Key terms/words challenge! Great plenary or starter activity for ANY subject. PPT runs itself too!

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See a video of this resource below! SUCH VALUE FOR MONEY… USE OVER & OVER AGAIN!! This plenary or starter activity gives students thirty seconds to remember ten key terms/words from the lesson or a previous lesson. Students then have forty-five seconds to recall as many of the words as they can - teachers could also insist on correct spellings to add a literacy element to the activity. It comes with sounds, which I hope work. All teachers have to do prior to a lesson is change the key words to be relevant to the subject/lesson they’re teaching. All text/ideas are mine. Images are public domain if not created by me and the backing music is royalty free. Enjoy.
Whole Class Marking Tool (Summary Sheet) DIRT
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Whole Class Marking Tool (Summary Sheet) DIRT

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This resource REALLY cuts down on your marking workload and acts as an effective starter to a lesson once a piece of work/section of work has been marked/reviewed. Follow this process… Print this resource on A4 paper (or A3 if you’re going to write a lot). ‘Tick and Flick’ mark each piece of work/book for a whole class or particular group of students. As you’re going through, note your comments on the sheet within one of the sections below. Praise (What Went Well) Misconceptions/Common Errors Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Even Better If Presentation DIRT Activity/Activities Once complete, photocopy a sheet for all students to glue into their books or attach to their work. In the following lesson, students should action the DIRT activity. You should also display this sheet (if scanned in) as a discussion point/starter. Your marking has been reduced… very effectively too! TIPS: Students LOVE to be named on this sheet, as everyone in the class gets a copy! Name particular students within the relevant sections of the marking tool sheet. Don’t use this for EVERY piece of marking you do! This is designed to reduce the marking you do, not obliterate it! Choose when this tool will work well for you and your class. Print a bank of these off so they’re easily at hand.
BBC MicroBit - Create a Board Game - FUN coding project for KS3 Computing or End of Term Activity
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BBC MicroBit - Create a Board Game - FUN coding project for KS3 Computing or End of Term Activity

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Fully resourced guide to guide students through the creation of their own board game and the coding of a Micro:bit device to determine how many moves players should take around the board. Fully differentiated - pick and choose what you use. Includes solution for lower abilities to still access the lesson and additional challenges to stretch the top end. Board game template included - this would be a very creative, fun and engaging project to complete with students over numerous lessons. Students I've done this with have even created game play cards and programmed their Micro:bit's to decide when players should take a card. They've coloured their board in fully and make a real professional job of the activity. Enjoy! There are plenty of other Micro:bit activities listed in my free and premium resources lists.
OCR GCSE Business Studies Activity Booklet 4 (Operations)
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OCR GCSE Business Studies Activity Booklet 4 (Operations)

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This 7-page booklet is mapped against OCR GCSE Business Studies J204. This resource includes a printable PDF version AND a PowerPoint version that learners can complete and submit online, via Google Classroom etc. Answers included in separate PDF document! Activities on: Production Process / Production Methods Quality Customer Service Consumer Law Location Suppliers / Procurement      If you set one page each week, that’s more than enough for a half term. The pages also act as a good discussion point for a starter in the following lesson too (win, win!).      To REDUCE MARKING - there’s the smallest space for teachers to put 4 ticks to assess each homework. Low stakes, low work-load marking.
Python Programming - Lesson 3 - Strings & Integers - FULLY RESOURCED LESSON!
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Python Programming - Lesson 3 - Strings & Integers - FULLY RESOURCED LESSON!

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THIS RESOURCE USES PYTHON VERSION 3. There are subtle differences between version 2 and 3, I believe. It's free to download though, so maybe update your systems. This is the third lesson in a series of my new resources on Python Programming. I'm teaching this to low ability year 9, though I know my higher ability year 7 would love it and I've also seen Python used within some primaries. It's suitable for any novice programming teacher (like me!). This lesson introduces data types within Python and sees students introduced to the terms String and Integer. The lesson is fully resourced and will last at least a full hour, if not longer. If you're an absolute beginner, this is ideal. Just read it through and print before teaching - that's it! Look out for my other Python programming resources as part of this series. Enjoy.
R066 Task 1 Part 1 AND Part 2 fully resourced. Cambridge National Enterpise & Marketing (J819)
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R066 Task 1 Part 1 AND Part 2 fully resourced. Cambridge National Enterpise & Marketing (J819)

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This set of resources is EVERYTHING you will need to teach and deliver R066 Task 1 Part 1 and 2. Included is: A Teacher PowerPoint for Task 1 Part 1 with theory notes, starter and research tasks A Teacher PowerPoint for Task 1 Part 2 with theory notes, starter and research tasks An 8 page student booklet for notes, research and task completion (before assessment). An easier version of the booklet to show some differentiation within your lessons. Student checklists for R066 Task 1 Part 1 and Part 2 within the booklet This set of lessons and resources is for those delivering the newly accredited Cambridge National in Enterprise and Marketing (J819). The lesson directly refers to R066, though the notes and theory students complete also addresses the R064 exam unit. All top quality stuff and follows the same format as my R065 lessons, so students will be familiar with this if you’ve bought and made use of those too. All images used are Copyright free. Brand names are the property of their respective owners, NO logos have been used within this resource and all text is my own. Enjoy. **Important … these lessons are for teaching the theory and then task setting for R066. When set, task outlines come DIRECTLY from the OCR assignment, without adaptation. It is not permitted for teachers to give too much guidance to students. These lessons DO NOT include writing frames, additional guidance or additional support. This is expressly stipulated in the specification and followed to the letter by these resources. They are, however, IMMENSELY useful for the delivery of both units and require you to PLAN NOTHING!!
iMedia R081 Knowledge Organiser 4 (Blank)
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iMedia R081 Knowledge Organiser 4 (Blank)

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This is a blank question sheet that learners complete to produce their own Knowledge Organiser for their R081 revision for the Cambridge National in Creative iMedia course. There are also completed versions available to help learners revise independently and check their responses. **Includes a printable PDF version AND a PowerPoint version that learners can complete online with pre-populated fields for them to fill in! ** This Knowledge Organiser focuses on the project completion stages: File formats Legal issues Organising files Best printed on A3 paper for completion.
House Brick Challenge Lesson - Business / Primary Induction
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House Brick Challenge Lesson - Business / Primary Induction

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A fun resource, and very adaptable. Perfect for year 6 induction, team building sessions, GCSE Business Induction session or PSHE lesson on Enterprise. So many different uses - and suitable for a range of ages. The session gets students to come up with a new product that turns the humble house brick into something everyone wants! Fully resourced. No need for a computer if you’re teaching in a classroom - just some basic art supplies (pencils/crayons etc.). This resource includes a student example, student hand out, instructions and PowerPoint display. Enjoy.
BBC Microbit THREE FULL lessons! Great for Induction!
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BBC Microbit THREE FULL lessons! Great for Induction!

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Three FULL Microbit lessons. For a 4th lesson, see my FREE resources (Rock, Paper, Scissors!). Save 25% on buying these lessons separately. Each lesson includes challenges for higher ability students and full support for lower abilities. ALL students can access the lessons. All three are FUN and engaging. They’re also perfect for the less confident programming teacher as ALL answers / solutions are included! 1. Decision Maker 2. Create a board game (cross curricular Art or DT)* could take more than 1 lesson 3. Stepometer/Pedometer lesson Enjoy.
R064 LO4 Activity Booklet (PDF version AND PPT to Complete Online)
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R064 LO4 Activity Booklet (PDF version AND PPT to Complete Online)

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6 page booklet covering LO4 of the R064 unit for the Cambridge National in Enterprise and Marketing. Answer book included. This now includes a PowerPoint version with pre-populated spaces for learners to complete (the task sheet isn’t editable, making completion really easy). This can be hosted online/Google Classroom etc. ** 5 activity sheets in total covering: Pricing Pricing strategies Advertising methods Sales promotion techniques Customer service Great for homework activities linked directly to the specification. Would also suit cover lessons or revision activities leading up to the R064 exam. As answers are included, learners could mark their own answers or peer assess with this additional booklet. Note: this resource is NOT editable - it’s been cross referenced against the specification and does not require changing in any way… just print and go!
Design a New Cereal Brand Business Project Booklet
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Design a New Cereal Brand Business Project Booklet

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One of my first resources, but still useful! A short project of work that learners can completed independently. The project gets them to create a new cereal brand for the UK market. Great for: Induction to Business Studies Focus Days for extended projects Induction to Secondary School sessions PSHE units of work for Enterprise This is a free resource, but still remains the copyright of Mean Business, visit us now at www.meanbusiness.co.uk
E-Safety Phishing - FULL lesson, FULLY resourced suits KS3 or low KS4 Computing or PSHE lesson
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E-Safety Phishing - FULL lesson, FULLY resourced suits KS3 or low KS4 Computing or PSHE lesson

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FULL lesson that introduces Phishing. Includes starter, 2 main activities, lots of discussion, no computers required, 2 worksheets/handouts, full lesson PowerPoint with all answers included and a lesson review. 1. What is Phishing - discuss and write initial ideas (to show progress on the progress path sheet) 2. Identify pointers of a dodgy email (handout included with extension task) 3. Discussion and answers revealed (including possible answers to the extension task) 4. Poster raising awareness task - includes differentiated success criteria that matches the objectives. 5. Plenary review (on handout) that proves progress. No additional planning or adaptation required (bonus!). Enjoy.
Introduction to Stakeholders - GCSE Business Studies - Fully differentiated & resourced lesson!
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Introduction to Stakeholders - GCSE Business Studies - Fully differentiated & resourced lesson!

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Let’s learn about… Stakeholders! This lesson is FULLY resourced with a FULL lesson plan. It would suit a double lesson because of the amount of activities involved, though some could be used for homework or the lesson could be adapted for two single periods. 1. Starter - name all groups interested in the school 2. Introduce stakeholders 3. Who is each group? Differentiated. 4. What interest does each group have? Differentiated. 5. Birmingham Airport Case Study 6. Exit tickets to review understanding/learning Suits year 9 or year 10 students who have never covered stakeholders before. Enjoy!
3 x R064 8 Mark Answer Strips - Cambridge National in Enterprise & Marketing
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3 x R064 8 Mark Answer Strips - Cambridge National in Enterprise & Marketing

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These strips are really useful to help learners structure an 8 mark answer. Cut out the strips, learners glue them down the left of the answer space, following the structure as they complete their response. Three different strips included, five per sheet (all the same strip per sheet). Questions come from January 2019 paper, June 2019 paper and the Practice Paper (you need to print the questions!). These have been precisely measured to fit the lines within the answer space of the question, if printed on A4, to give guidance as to how much learners should be writing (roughly, this isn’t a strict Science!). Enjoy.
Bush Tucker Trial Starters Template!
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Bush Tucker Trial Starters Template!

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An editable template for a great starter activity (or plenary/review!). Simply change the questions on the wooden panels. Delete and resize if you need less panels. The 2nd slide is differentiated, so the more challenging questions are at the end. I don't own the format, obviously, so this resource is shared for free. I add the theme tune too, but for copyright reasons I can't share on TES! Enjoy!
Working Capital Booklet GCSE Business Studies
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Working Capital Booklet GCSE Business Studies

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This is a four page booklet designed for GCSE Business Studies to introduce Working Capital. Students must first (on page 2) decide whether each item is an asset or liability and whether the assets are fixed or current and the liabilities are long-term or current. On page 3 they review what assets and liabilities are. On page 4 they must write the formula for working capital (Current Assets - Current Liabilities) and then calculate in an exam style question. Enjoy!