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High quality and engaging educational resources predominantly for teachers of Business and Computing subjects. There's more on the website... www.meanbusiness.co.uk
Scratch Programming - Create a Racing Car Game - FULL FUN Lesson, instructions & Handout!
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Scratch Programming - Create a Racing Car Game - FULL FUN Lesson, instructions & Handout!

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This lesson is PERFECT for an end of term Computing lesson or as a really FUN introduction to Scratch Programming. The 17 slide PowerPoint guides acts as your FULL lesson planning, guiding students through the process of making a racing car game in Scratch. It introduces and explains key terms like Spite, Stage and Variable as the lesson goes along too. If you wish, you could give students the glossary handout to complete throughout the lesson as seven key terms have been highlighted in PINK text to be written into the glossary and defined as the lesson progresses (optional extra!). The lesson includes a short peer assessment activity to look at each other’s games and offer pointers for improvements. In addition, the code on the handout could be annotated by students as a homework task or additional plenary. The lesson includes an extension challenge for higher ability students (fully differentiated by outcome, task and resources available to students). This would really suit KS2 or KS3 classes. My students LOVED it; I’ve used it with all of my year 7 Computing groups as a fun end of term lesson AND with my lower ability year 9 Computer Science GCSE group as an ice breaker introductory lesson to programming basics. Enjoy!
FUN Match-Up/Translate Activity - Les Animaux (Animals/Pets) - KS2 or KS3 French MFL
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FUN Match-Up/Translate Activity - Les Animaux (Animals/Pets) - KS2 or KS3 French MFL

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---This resource is similar to the domino resource, so don't buy if you've already invested in that resource!--- Cut out, match up and stick down exercise OR cut out and laminate for a reusable resource. Perfect for KS2 or year 7 french, introducing names of animals/pets or for lower ability year 8 groups. Printing in colour will also help highlight the usage of le/la un/une for masculine/feminine words. Ideal starter to introduce the words, main activity to reinforce translations or plenary to review a lesson. The presentation can also be printed and laminated for display purposes. Printing on A5 could make it form part of a keyword wall or printing 4 to a page would make ideal flashcards! Enjoy. Feedback always gratefully received too.
Introduction to Business Ethics (FUN!)
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Introduction to Business Ethics (FUN!)

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Everything is included! There’s a PowerPoint which guides teachers through the lesson, including speaker notes with additional commentary. Activities: Discuss differentiated outcomes / objectives Mind map ways a business can be ethical Discussion on ways a business can be ethical Cut and paste group sort activity ethical or unethical? (hand out/worksheet included) Discussion on ethical or unethical practice (answers included on PowerPoint) Design/display work (A3 handout) - students design a new ethical milkshake brand Differentiation: higher abilities also add how much their brand will do ethically compared to competitors. Should be quite a fun lesson for what is often a tedious topic. Some good display work can be produced too if students are allowed time to colour/design their brand ideas. Would also suit PHSE topics on ethical trading/fair trade etc.
Stakeholders, Conflict and Resolving Conflict - FULL, differentiated lesson
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Stakeholders, Conflict and Resolving Conflict - FULL, differentiated lesson

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This lesson includes an editable lesson plan, PowerPoint for display, group work task, extension tasks, G&T task AND lower ability task. The lesson starts by recapping or introducing stakeholder groups. Students have a challenge to name or identify as many groups as possible. Students are then introduced to conflict with a scenario of a new supermarket opening locally. They must work in groups to focus on one stakeholder group each. This is discussed as a class. Conflict is discussed then an activity concludes the lesson on resolving the potential conflicts identified. 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!
Business Studies - Balance Sheets Profit & Loss Accounts Student Booklet
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Business Studies - Balance Sheets Profit & Loss Accounts Student Booklet

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This is a four page student booklet that shows an example balance sheet and profit and loss account. Students should complete all speech bubbles noting what each area of the financial documents shows OR how they’re calculated. There’s a final question from GCSE Applied Business Studies, outlining the format a good answer would take. Enjoy!
Averages - Working out the Median - WHOLE lesson KS2 KS3 Maths
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Averages - Working out the Median - WHOLE lesson KS2 KS3 Maths

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NEW! See a preview of part of this resource in the video below... This is part of a series of lessons for KS2 or KS3 maths on Averages. This lesson introduces the Median. All four averages lessons are listed separately OR as one short unit of work at a discounted price (£10), just check my other resources! The PowerPoint introduces the median then gives two teacher led activities to guide students through finding the median. After each teacher led part, the students get a chance to try themselves, where they can ask questions or even work in pairs. After discovering what the median is and having a go with help, students are given an independent task to work out the median. Some of the answers involve finding the middle value between two given numbers, so not just putting the values in order! An answer sheet is provided for the teacher too, and all answers pop up on the PowerPoint itself! The lesson is reviewed by students feeding back at the bottom of their handout. All images are either royalty free or made by myself (those coins and football shirts took some work!). Enjoy ;-)
KS2 KS3 Maths - Averages - Mean, Median, Mode & Range - ALL 4 LESSONS including booklet & answers
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KS2 KS3 Maths - Averages - Mean, Median, Mode & Range - ALL 4 LESSONS including booklet & answers

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***If you have already bought my lessons on Averages, DO NOT BUY this resource! This is a combination of all four lessons.*** Video preview available below! This resource combines all four 'averages' lessons into one short unit of work for KS2 or KS3 maths at a discounted price compared to buying them individually (£12 usually in total). Almost a 30% discount here! The 50+ slide PowerPoint introduces each of the averages separately. Each section/lesson/part includes two teacher led examples (answers on PowerPoint), two activities that students can complete with help/guidance, a longer independent task and review. All of the worksheets have been combined into a student work booklet to be completed over the series of lessons. All answers appear on the PowerPoint or on the answer sheets. Enjoy and, as always, any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Database Queries - Searching a Database - Guess who game! KS3 Computer Science
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Database Queries - Searching a Database - Guess who game! KS3 Computer Science

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YOU MUST HAVE MS ACCESS TO USE THIS LESSON (THE FBI FILES IS A DATABASE!). Teachers need to show students how to carry out a query using Microsoft Access first. Students can then use the database provided to independently practice their ability to carry out a query by answering questions 1 - 7 on the provided handout. Teachers should then bring the class together to play 'Guess Who' using the PowerPoint and database. Teachers display the clues to each of the four people and students should carry out a query to find the correct person. A reward for each quickest query-carry-outer could be provided. A long activity to complete your database lesson for Key Stage 3 ICT or Computing/Computer Science!
KS2 KS3 French MFL Food Topic - Les Legumes - Vegetables- 2 activities, PPT & classroom display!
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KS2 KS3 French MFL Food Topic - Les Legumes - Vegetables- 2 activities, PPT & classroom display!

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Ideally suited to KS2 or KS3 French lessons, though would be equally good for KS4 lower abilities. This resource introduces French names of nine common vegetables in a PowerPoint show. As always, masculine and feminine nouns are colour coded throughout the resource. The PowerPoint would be equally useful for classroom display. You could even print on A5 and laminate for a keyword wall or print four to a page for flash cards. Alongside the PowerPoint is a match-up activity. Print this onto card and laminate for longevity or print on paper and get students to glue the matches into their exercise books. As an additional bonus activity, there's also a 'dominoes' game and instructions included. Printing and laminating this means it can be used over and over. You could even use this in a separate lesson with the same group to reinforce the translations they have been introduced to in the earlier match-up activity. Enjoy.
Brand Names Display/Open Evening Activity (Business Studies)
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Brand Names Display/Open Evening Activity (Business Studies)

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Eight product posters that have now adopted brand names as their generally accepted nouns. Includes an introduction poster and conclusion. Whoever views this display needs to select a name they’d call each product… they add up a score and then the higher the score the more influenced someone has been by brand names. Great for Open Evening, particularly if two learners could lead it to discuss results to prospective parents.
GCSE Business Studies Homework Booklets - Business Activity, Marketing & People Topics
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GCSE Business Studies Homework Booklets - Business Activity, Marketing & People Topics

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These booklets are mapped against OCR's GCSE Business Studies NEW Specification (J204). They cover Unit 1 / Business 1 of the new specification. Each of the three booklets has 8 homework sheets. That's 24 HOMEWORK SHEETS! If setting one per week (which is MORE than enough) that's enough for AT LEAST three half terms, or HALF a school year, if not more. Each booklet has a space for teacher marking - MINIMAL marking though (see the preview). Look out for the bundle to cover Unit 2 / Business 2 too! Save almost 30%. Enjoy.
OCR GCSE Business Studies Activity Booklet 5 (Finance)
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OCR GCSE Business Studies Activity Booklet 5 (Finance)

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This 8-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! Homework sheets on: The Finance Department/Function Sources of Finance Revenue and Costs Fixed and Variable Costs Break-even Point Break-even Chart Cash Flow Forecasts      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!
GCSE Business Studies Homework Booklets - OCR New Specification 40 WEEKS MINIMUM!!
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GCSE Business Studies Homework Booklets - OCR New Specification 40 WEEKS MINIMUM!!

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All six of my homework booklets for GCSE Business Studies at a discounted price. Each booklet has eight homework activities that are mapped against OCR’s GCSE Business Studies new specification for first assessment in 2019 (9-1). These booklets have so much cross over that they could be used for ANY specification or even some AS level courses. Enjoy, with over 15% discount!
Developing a Product Idea Project 2 (Business Studies)
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Developing a Product Idea Project 2 (Business Studies)

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This eight page booklet gives learners a scenario requesting the development of a new cookie snack brand. This resource follows on from Project 1 (cookies). Great for induction to Business Studies or a PSHE day! Tasks include: Logo design Logo feedback Point of Sale Promotion Operating Ethically Making a profit Scripting a pitch Delivering and evaluating a pitch This resource comes as a printable booklet but also comes in PowerPoint for learners to complete online. The full booklet has been separated into individual task sheets too, just in case your learners are less motivated when it comes to large projects. This resource in detail: Format: PPT and PDF Editing: Can’t be edited (doesn’t need editing). Host online version can be typed on and saved for handing in online. Content: 8 page booklet (PDF printable). Same version as a PPT to complete online AND seven individual sheets of the same content is setting the project separately.
R069 Teaching Pack (Enterprise & Marketing)
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R069 Teaching Pack (Enterprise & Marketing)

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A full bundle of resources from our popular range, covering all the taught aspects of R069 of the updated Cambridge National in Enterprise and Marketing course. All TAs included. Visit our website for more useful R069 resources too (loads free!) (Google Mean Business).
Profit & Loss Account & Profitability Ratios - Business Studies (Version 3)
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Profit & Loss Account & Profitability Ratios - Business Studies (Version 3)

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This activity gets students to complete a profit and loss account for the fictional, Flippin’ Pancakes. Students must use all the data on the handout to complete the various activities. This is part of a differentiated task - there are three handouts which you might give to all students to complete in succession, or group students based on ability. If basing on ability, this is the more challenging activity.