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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.
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
Contestable Markets & Market Concentration - A-Level Economics / Microeconomics - PPT & Tasks
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Contestable Markets & Market Concentration - A-Level Economics / Microeconomics - PPT & Tasks

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A lesson that covers contestable markets and market concentration. This lesson is aimed at A-Level Economic. Below is a breakdown of the lesson objectives: All Students will understand that a how contestable markets impact firms. Most Students will understand what market concentration is. Some students will understand how to apply this knowledge to a past exam question. The lesson includes key theory, gap fill tasks and multiple choice questions. The lesson concludes with a 25 mark exam style question. I have also included a student copy of the PPT. A perfect lesson for A-Level Economics.
The Balance of Payments & the Current Account - GCSE Economics - PPT, Tasks & Examples
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The Balance of Payments & the Current Account - GCSE Economics - PPT, Tasks & Examples

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A bumper lesson on the balance of payments. The lesson aims to explain what the balance of payments is, how it is calculated and what the current account is. The lesson also looks at imports and exports and how they are used in the balance of payments. The lesson includes numerous tasks throughout and looks at ways the UK can aim to improve it balance of payment and try to get its current account into a surplus. I have also included a nice revision aid on the topic which includes exam style questions and other tasks. Perfect lesson for GCSE Economics which could also be used / altered for A-Level Economics.
Integration - Business Growth - Horizontal, Vertical & Lateral Intergration - Mergers & Takeovers
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Integration - Business Growth - Horizontal, Vertical & Lateral Intergration - Mergers & Takeovers

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This lesson looks at business growth and focuses on business growth and integration. The starter activity re-caps on the three industrial sectors and the difference between internal and external growth. The PPT then looks at the pros and cons of mergers and takeovers. The biggest section of the PPT is the look at integration. There are clear examples of vertical, horizontal and conglomerate / diversification / lateral integration. There are many tasks throughout and two very detailed worksheets to help with the theory. This lesson could easily be used for A-Level Business Studies and also used for Economics. Perfect for teaching the Growing as a Business topic in GCSE Business Studies.
Market Structures - Perfect Competition to Monopolies - Microeconomics - GCSE - PPT & Tasks
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Market Structures - Perfect Competition to Monopolies - Microeconomics - GCSE - PPT & Tasks

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A bumper lesson that includes all the key theory for the four main market structures in economics. The lesson covers theory, examples and tasks for the following market structures; perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopolies, duopolies (not essential, but fascinating) and monopolies. The lesson has a nice worksheet that when filled in (answers sheet provided) students will have a great summary sheet on the four main market structures. I have also created a nice task where students need to guess which market structure each business would likely fall under (answers again provided). This lesson is a great introduction to the various market structures and could be adapted for AS Level Economics.
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.
Positive & Negative Externalities - Market Failure - A-Level Economics - PPT & Tasks
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Positive & Negative Externalities - Market Failure - A-Level Economics - PPT & Tasks

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This detailed lesson looks at both positive and negative externalities and how they can lead to market failure. The lesson includes lots of detailed theory, examples, videos, diagrams and tasks. Lesson Aim: Students will understand what both positive and negative externalities are and how they can lead to market failure. I have included a student copy of the lesson to work alongside the main PPT. I have included exam style questions and videos to help teach a tricky topic. A perfect lesson for A-Level Economics.
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.
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.
Business Growth - Takeovers, Mergers & Integration - Growing as a Business - GCSE - PPT & Worksheet
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Business Growth - Takeovers, Mergers & Integration - Growing as a Business - GCSE - PPT & Worksheet

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A good lesson that looks at both internal and external growth and there various pros and cons. The lesson provides theory of both mergers and takeover with relevant examples. The lesson has numerous tasks throughout and provides the perfect introduction to the Growing as a Business topic. I have also included a nice worksheet on the topic. Perfect for GCSE Business Studies and Economics.
Market Failure, Government Intervention & Allocative Efficiency - A-Level Economics / Microeconomics
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Market Failure, Government Intervention & Allocative Efficiency - A-Level Economics / Microeconomics

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A detailed lesson covering the key theory behind market failure. The lesson covers what is market failure, the main causes of market failure and the results of market failure. The lesson also looks at allocative efficiency and how it links to the market failure. The lesson then looks at how governments may try to intervene and fix market failure. I have also included a fun 'You Say We Pay' game to help re-cap on key topics from the lesson and linked lessons. I have also included a nice market failure bingo game to help make the lesson more interactive and fun. I have included a student copy of the lesson to go alongside the main PPT. A perfect lesson for A-Level Economics.
Promotion - The Marketing Mix - The 4 P's - PPT & Worksheet - Business Studies - GCSE & AS
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Promotion - The Marketing Mix - The 4 P's - PPT & Worksheet - Business Studies - GCSE & AS

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A bumper selection of resources to help you teach the promotion element of the marketing mix. This detailed PPT looks at promotion and key information on this topic e.g. advertising, public relations, sponsorship, packaging and sales promotions. There are numerous tasks and relevant examples throughout the presentation to keep students engaged. I have also included a detailed worksheet on promotion and the other 3 P's of the marketing mix. A perfect lesson for GCSE Business Studies.
Sources of Finance - Business Studies - GCSE & AS Level - PPT, Worksheet & Activity
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Sources of Finance - Business Studies - GCSE & AS Level - PPT, Worksheet & Activity

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A bumper selection of resources for teaching sources of finance. I have included detailed PPT's on the many types of sources of finance available for businesses. I have also included a student version they can fill in when the teacher is explaining each one. I have also included a summary PPT that looks at the main sources of finance that are likely to be featured in exams. This includes a nice task where students need to create a sources of finance flyer. I have also included a simple worksheet on sources of finance. These resources should last for 2-3 lessons and will help teach a topic that is sometimes hard to keep students engaged.
Oligopoly -Game Theory & Prisoners’ Dilemma & Oligopolistic Pricing Strategies - A-Level Economics
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Oligopoly -Game Theory & Prisoners’ Dilemma & Oligopolistic Pricing Strategies - A-Level Economics

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This lesson covers some really important theory for oligopolies. The lesson will help students understand how game theory and prisoners’ dilemma impacts an oligopoly and the various pricing strategies that oligopolistic markets may use. The lesson includes various tasks, examples and clear theory and links to various video clips to help consolidate the learning. The first part of the lesson has the following learning objectives: * All Students will understand how game theory works and how it impacts oligopolies * Most Students will understand how prisoners’ dilemma can cause issues for oligopolies. The second part of the lesson covers the following learning objective: * All Students will understand that the various pricing strategies for oligopolies. The lesson concludes with a past paper style question. I have included both a teacher and student copy of the lesson and have included a nice worksheet to work alongside a great video link. This lesson is perfect for A-Level Economics and aims to tackle a tough topic.
Centralisation (Centralised) & Decentralisation (Decentralised) - Growing as a Business - Business
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Centralisation (Centralised) & Decentralisation (Decentralised) - Growing as a Business - Business

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A nice lesson to help teach a tricky topic. The lesson aims to explain the clear difference between centralised and decentralised businesses. The lesson has many fun and clear examples and the differing pros and cons of both centralisation and decentralisation. The lesson includes a nice worksheet to help students fully understand the topic, including a higher level exam style question. This lesson follows on well from de-layering and leadership styles. Perfect for teaching the Growing as a Business unit for GCSE Business Studies. This lesson could also be used for A-Level Business Studies.
Objectives of Government Macroeconomic Policy - A-Level Economics - PPT & Group Task
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Objectives of Government Macroeconomic Policy - A-Level Economics - PPT & Group Task

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This detailed PPT helps introduce macroeconomics and the main government objectives. The lesson starts with a simple look at what macroeconomics is and which stakeholders it impacts. Below is a summary of the overall lesson objectives: Students will understand the main objectives of government macroeconomic policy: economic growth, price stability, minimising unemployment and a stable balance of payments on current account. The lesson looks mainly at the main government objectives, as listed below: * Stable low inflation * Sustainable growth * High employment * Improvements in productivity * Rising living standards and a fall in relative poverty * Sound government finances The lesson introduces each topic in brief detail to help students get an overview of the different objectives. The lesson also includes a 10 mark data exam style question based on the topic. I have also included links to a few key videos throughout the lesson to help students understand the topic. The lesson concludes with a fun group activity where students need to work together to create their won political party and come up with their own objectives and how they hope to improve the economy. I have included grading cards that can easily be printed and filled in to help students vote on their elected party. The plenary is a simple traffic light quiz that re-caps on the key theory covered. This lesson is perfect for introducing macroeconomics to students. It has been designed for the new Economics A-Level, but could easily be used for GCSE and other economic based courses. The lesson is linked to the UK economy, but again this could easily be updated for other countries. A perfect introduction to macroeconomics and government objectives.
Economic Efficiencies - Technical, Productive, X-Efficiency, Dynamic & Allocative
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Economic Efficiencies - Technical, Productive, X-Efficiency, Dynamic & Allocative

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This high quality lesson looks at the five main economic efficiencies as listed below: * Technical efficiency * Productive efficiency * X-Efficiency * Allocative efficiency * Dynamic efficiency Each type of efficiency is clearly explained and uses relevant examples and diagrams. I have included various tasks throughout the lesson as listed below: * Starter - Mini Whiteboard Task * Economic Efficiency Consolidation Quiz * Peer work: Exam Question Analysis * Plenary Post-it Notes – Key Economic Efficiency Tips The teacher PPT is 34 slides and will help deliver a top quality lesson. I have also included a streamlined student copy of the PPT and a efficiency test. This lesson is perfect for A-Level Economics.