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Please check out my quality teaching resources that cover both Business Studies and Economics. I have been a teacher for over 7 years and always aim to produce high quality worksheets, activities and presentations. I have taught both Business Studies and Economics from GCSE to A-Level. Please come back often to see my latest and greatest resources.

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Please check out my quality teaching resources that cover both Business Studies and Economics. I have been a teacher for over 7 years and always aim to produce high quality worksheets, activities and presentations. I have taught both Business Studies and Economics from GCSE to A-Level. Please come back often to see my latest and greatest resources.
Growth of Firms - Intergation - Mergers & Takeovers - Internal & External Growth
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Growth of Firms - Intergation - Mergers & Takeovers - Internal & External Growth

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This lesson focuses on the growth of firms and looks at the many different ways a firm can grow. The lesson looks at the pros and cons of the different ways to grow and includes many tasks throughout the lesson. This lesson covers the following topics in a lot of detail, with relevant theory, examples, videos and diagrams: * Internal growth * External growth * Horizontal integration * Vertical integration * Lateral growth * Mergers * Takeovers I have included both a student and teacher copy of the lesson resources. I have also included a nice worksheet on the lesson that has numerous questions on the topic. This lesson is perfect for A-Level Economics and can also be used for Business Studies.
Production Methods - Job, Batch & Flow Production - Operations - Group Task & Worksheet
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Production Methods - Job, Batch & Flow Production - Operations - Group Task & Worksheet

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A great lesson on the three production methods; job, batch and flow. The lesson includes all the key theory of the three production methods (including examples and pros and cons) which leads up nicely to a fun group task. Students are split into there teams (job, batch and flow) and have to create as many paper cars as possible. Each group has slightly different rules. The game illustrate the pros and cons of each production method. I have also included a simple worksheet on the production methods. There is also a nice traffic light plenary quiz at the end of the lesson. Perfect for teaching the Operations topic in GCSE Business Studies. This lesson may also be useful for Design Technology lessons.
Market Research - Lesson 1/3 - Primary & Secondary Marketing Research - GCSE Business Studies
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Market Research - Lesson 1/3 - Primary & Secondary Marketing Research - GCSE Business Studies

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A nice lesson on a market research - lesson 1 of 3 of my marketing research lessons. The presentation covers market research. The lesson looks at both primary and secondary research and the pros and cons of primary research. There are a number of tasks throughout the lesson. I have also included a really fun starter where students need to underline / highlight all the mistakes on a very poorly made questionnaire - the student who finds the most mistakes wins a prize. I have also included a nice gap fill and exam style question worksheet. The lesson finishes with students asked to create their own questionnaire for Walkers Crisps. Perfect for GCSE Business Studies.
Market Research Lesson Bundle - GCSE Business Studies
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Market Research Lesson Bundle - GCSE Business Studies

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This bundle includes three lessons that cover marketing research in a lot of detail. The lessons include key theory, tasks and examples. Lessons in bundle: 1. Market Research - Primary Marketing Research 2. Market Research - Secondary Marketing Research 3. Market Research - Quantitative & Qualitative Marketing Research
Inflation - Cost Push & Demand Pull Inflation & Problems of Inflation - Housing Market - Economics
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Inflation - Cost Push & Demand Pull Inflation & Problems of Inflation - Housing Market - Economics

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This lesson on inflation helps students fully understand what inflation is and how it can effect the economy. I have included enough theory that this attached lesson could easily stretch across 2-3 lessons. The lesson looks at what inflation is, how it is measured, a brief history of UK inflation, the problems of inflation and the causes of inflation. The lesson sets out to answer the following learning objectives: * All Students will know how inflation levels are measured * Most Students will know the different problems caused by inflation * Some Students will know the difference between cost push and demand pull inflation The lesson helps students fully understand the key concepts of inflation and covers the following topics in good detail: * Inflation * Retail Price Index (RPI) * Cost push inflation * Demand pull inflation * Price stability The 2nd lesson then goes on to link key theory to the housing market (a typical exam topic) and how inflation can impact that industry. The lesson looks to cover the following learning objectives: * All Students will know what deflation is * Most Students will know the different ways of solving inflation * Some Students will know how inflation can effect the UK housing market The lesson concludes with various questions based on the theory covered. This lesson is perfect for GCSE Economics and could be sued for A-Level Economics.
Business Ethics - CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility - Business Studies - GCSE PPT & Tasks
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Business Ethics - CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility - Business Studies - GCSE PPT & Tasks

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A great lesson on teaching business ethics. The lesson starts with students asked to decide whether it is right that Nike uses sweatshops to increase profits - students write down their response on a post-it note and add it to the whiteboard. Students are then shown a great 20 minute documentary on Nike and Sweatshops (link to video included) and then they get an opportunity to change their view. This lesson then looks at the pros and cons of businesses operating ethically and how it may impact their image. The PPT includes examples of some of the least ethical businesses. The lesson then looks at the evidence of whether McDonald's is ethical or not. Students then consolidate their learning with the 2 page worksheet. A great fun and interactive lesson that helps cover the Growing as a Business topic in GCSE Business Studies.
How Poverty & Inequality is Measured - The Lorenz Curve & Gini Coefficient - Lesson 3 of 4
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How Poverty & Inequality is Measured - The Lorenz Curve & Gini Coefficient - Lesson 3 of 4

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This lesson at how poverty and inequality is measured. The lesson focuses heavily on both the Lorenz Curve and how the Gini Coefficient is used to measure a countries poverty and distribution of income. The lesson includes lots of detailed theory, diagrams, examples and tasks. The tasks include a nice gap fill worksheet. I have also included a nice worksheet based on the Gini Coefficient. The lesson concludes with past exam style questions. I have also included a student version of the PPT. This lesson is perfect for looking at poverty and how their is clear inequality in the UK and the World and how it is measured. This lesson is perfect for A-Level Economics and could also be useful for Geography and Business Studies. This is lesson 3 of 4 covering poverty and the inequality of the distribution of income.
Economic Growth - How it is Measured - GDP & GDP Per Capita - GCSE Economics - PPT & Quiz
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Economic Growth - How it is Measured - GDP & GDP Per Capita - GCSE Economics - PPT & Quiz

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This lesson will help students understand what economic growth means, the main benefits and drawbacks of economic growth, how economic growth can be measured and how it can effect an economy. This lesson includes numerous tasks and key theory. Below is a breakdown of the lessons objectives: All: Students will know what economic growth is. Most: Students will know the difference between GDP and GDP per capita. Some: Students will know which countries have the highest and lowest GDP and GDP per capita around the world. The lesson looks at the following concepts in a lot of detail and includes various tasks, key terms and examples: * Economic Growth * Benefits and Drawbacks of Economic Growth * Gross Domestic Product (GDP) * GDP Per Capita * Standard of Living The lesson includes many fun activities and interactive tasks and concludes with various written questions, I have also included a useful mini test that could be used in a separate lesson. I have also included a fun multiple choice quiz to help students re-cap on the lesson. This lesson is perfect for GCSE Economics but could easily be used for AS level Economics. This lesson could also be used for Geography.
The Public & Private Sector / Organisations - Key Theory & Tasks - Business Studies & Economics
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The Public & Private Sector / Organisations - Key Theory & Tasks - Business Studies & Economics

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A nice lesson that looks at the clear difference between the public and private sector. The lesson looks at examples of government run organisations and the key theory and how private firms are run, again with clear examples and theory. The lesson includes a nice gap-fill worksheet (answers also provided). This lesson is perfect for both GCSE and A-Level Business Studies and Economics.
Globalisation - How Globalisation Impacts the UK & the World - GCSE Economics / Geography
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Globalisation - How Globalisation Impacts the UK & the World - GCSE Economics / Geography

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A whole lesson looking at the key theory behind globalisation and how it has impacted the UK and its competitiveness. The lesson looks at the pros and cons of globalisation and includes numerous examples to help teach the key theory. The lesson also includes a nice worksheet where students need to anlayse who has 'won' from each globlisation scenario. A great lesson for Economics and even Geography. Perfect for GCSE.
Profitability Ratios - Gross & Net Profit Margin - Income Statement & Profit & Loss Accounts Finance
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Profitability Ratios - Gross & Net Profit Margin - Income Statement & Profit & Loss Accounts Finance

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A bumper lesson on teaching profitability ratios. The lesson clearly explains how to calculate both gross profit margins and net profit margins. The lesson explains why profitability ratios are useful and gives many clear and simple examples to explain them. The PPT leads on to a great worksheet where students need to use their knowledge and calculate and analyse the gross and net profit margins from a number of businesses. I have also included a nice multiple choice quiz for a great lesson starter. Perfect resources for teaching finance at GCSE level, may also be useful for A-Level Business Studies.
Income Statements - Profit & Loss Accounts - Finance - Business Studies - PPT, Starter & Worksheets
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Income Statements - Profit & Loss Accounts - Finance - Business Studies - PPT, Starter & Worksheets

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A real bumper lesson on teaching income statements / profit and loss accounts. The lesson starts with looking at how an income statement is constructed what each section means (with relevant examples). The lesson the looks at how to calculate and complete income statements. The lesson has a great finance starter activity - a 10 question multiple choice quiz. I have also attached a lot of profit and loss worksheets, where students need to complete various financial documents. This lesson could potentially expand across two lessons as there are so many detailed resources, Perfect for teaching a tricky topic. This lesson could be used for both GCSE and A-Level Business Studies.
Liquidity Ratios - Current Ratio & Acid Test Ratio - Balance Sheets - Finance - PPT & Worksheets
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Liquidity Ratios - Current Ratio & Acid Test Ratio - Balance Sheets - Finance - PPT & Worksheets

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A great lesson for teaching liquidity ratios. The PPT covers how to calculate both current ratios and acid test ratios. I have explained why each is so important to a businesses financial health and included relevant examples to help students fully understand. This lesson ties in very nicely to my lesson on balance sheets. The lesson leads on to a bumper worksheet where students need to calculate and analyse current ratios and acid test ratios for a number of businesses. I have also included a nice multiple choice quiz on finance as a great starter activity. Perfect for teaching a potentially tricky topic. Aimed at GCSE Business Studies, but could easily be used for A-Level Business Studies.
The Economic Problem - Scarcity, Opportunity Cost & Choice - Capital & Consumer Goods - Economics
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The Economic Problem - Scarcity, Opportunity Cost & Choice - Capital & Consumer Goods - Economics

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A nice lesson that covers the economic problem. The lesson looks at scarcity and choice and how resources are allocated. The lesson looks at opportunity cost and includes a nice task on this topic. I have also included a Mars Bar utility task which will keep students engaged. I have also included a keyword scramble and a nice factors of production gap fill task. I have also included a nice worksheet based on topics around the economic problem - this worksheet includes matching tasks, gap fills and questions. I have also included a student version of the lesson. This lesson can be used for either GCSE or A-Level Economics. Lesson aim: Students will fully understand the economic problem and how resources are allocated.
Production & Productivity - Labour & Capital Productivity - GCSE Economics - PPT & Worksheet
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Production & Productivity - Labour & Capital Productivity - GCSE Economics - PPT & Worksheet

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This lesson looks at the difference between production and productivity. The lesson includes many key examples, tasks and key theory. I have also included a simple worksheet to work alongside the key theory. The lesson covers the following theory: * Production * Productivity * Factors of production * Labour intensity * Capital intensity Below is a break-down of the lesson aims: All: Students will know the difference between production and productivity. Most: Students will know how to calculate both labour and capital productivity Some: Students will know the main advantages and disadvantages of both labour and capital intensive industries. This lesson is perfect for GCSE Economics and could also be useful for A-Level Economics.
The Labour Market Lesson Bundle - A-Level Economics
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The Labour Market Lesson Bundle - A-Level Economics

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The labour market lesson bundle includes all 6 lessons that cover this key topic in Economics. Each lesson includes all key theory, examples, diagrams and numerous tasks. Lessons: 1. The Labour Market - Introduction to the Labour Market 2. The Labour Market - Monopsony / Monopsonies Key Theory 3. The Labour Market - The Backward-Bending & Upward Sloping Curve of Labour 4. The Labour Market - The Marginal Revenue Product & Marginal Physical Product 5. The Labour Market - The National Minimum Wage & Wage Differentials 6. The Labour Market - Trade Unions
Industrial Sectors - Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Economic Sectors - GCSE Lesson & Tasks
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Industrial Sectors - Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Economic Sectors - GCSE Lesson & Tasks

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A nice lesson that covers the three industrial sectors in a lot of detail. The lesson introduces the three sectors with relevant theory and examples and reasons why each sector may be increasing or decreasing. I have included many tasks throughout the lesson. This includes a fun traffic light style quiz that looks at examples and gets students to guess which sector or sectors they belong in. The lesson concludes with a nice task where students have to write and draw a nice timeline for an industry of their choice and how it can change over the three sectors. A good lesson aimed at GCSE which could be used for Business Studies, Economics and Geography students,
Factors Influencing International Competitiveness - Economics - Productivity Globally - GCSE
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Factors Influencing International Competitiveness - Economics - Productivity Globally - GCSE

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This lesson looks at six of the main factors that can influence how competitive an economy can be. The six main influences are productivity, inflation, exchange rates, tax rates, infrastructure and cost of doing business. Each influence is covered nice detail and include examples. The lesson complete with a nice group work task where students have to consider 3 - 4 policies that the UK government could implement to help make the country more competitive. Students need to look at the pros and cons of each policy and the likely short and long term implications of your policies. A great lesson for GCSE Economics and Business Studies. This lesson could also be adapted for A-Level.
Lean Production, Kaizen, JIT & Productivity - Operations - Business Studies - GCSE & AS - PPT & WS
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Lean Production, Kaizen, JIT & Productivity - Operations - Business Studies - GCSE & AS - PPT & WS

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A bumper lesson that covers some key areas of business operations. The lesson looks at lean production, kaizen, Just in Time (JIT) and general productivity in a firm. There are relevant examples throughout and clear theory. The lesson leads to a 9 mark exam style question. I have also included a nice multiple choice quiz which would be perfect for a starter activity. The lesson is aimed at operations topic for GCSE Business Studies, but could easily be adapted for AS Level Business Studies.