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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 10 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 10 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.
Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) - A-Level Economics / Business Studies - PPT, Quiz & Worksheets
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Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) - A-Level Economics / Business Studies - PPT, Quiz & Worksheets

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This bumper lesson looks at cost-benefit analysis in a lot of detail. The lesson looks at what a CBA is and how it impacts firms and governments. I have included all the key theory on the topic plus many great examples of when cost-benefit analysis was used. Below is a break-down of the lesson objectives: ALL Students will understand the main pros and cons of carrying out a cost-benefit analysis. SOME students to understand a few economic examples of when a cost-benefit analysis should be used. I have included a student copy of the lesson to go alongside the main PPT. I have also included a market failure bingo game, a market failure quiz with answers and a CBA group task. This lesson is aimed at A-Level Economics but could also be useful for Business Studies.
The Product Life Cycle - Marketing Mix - PPT & Worksheet - GCSE Business Studies
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The Product Life Cycle - Marketing Mix - PPT & Worksheet - GCSE Business Studies

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A nice lesson on the product life cycle. Numerous tasks throughout and key theory on the main stages of the product life cycle and up to date examples of products for each stage. The lesson also looks at various extension strategies and how they can impact the product life cycle. The extension strategies covered are prices changes, advertising, adding-value, changing packaging and targeting a new market. I have focused on products and services students can easily relate to throughout the lesson including Apple iPhones, games consoles etc. I have also included a nice worksheet on the product life cycle. Perfect for GCSE Business Studies.
Supply - Determinants of Suppy & Supply Curves - Microeconomics - PPT, Worksheet & Task - GCSE & AS
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Supply - Determinants of Suppy & Supply Curves - Microeconomics - PPT, Worksheet & Task - GCSE & AS

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A bumper set of resources to help teach supply. This lesson moves on perfectly from teaching demand. The lesson covers all the main theory of supply curves and the main determinants of supply. There are numerous tasks throughout the lesson with relevant examples. I have also included a nice supply and demand worksheet based on past exam questions. There is also a great demand and supply scenario task, where students need to shift either the supply or demand curve after reading each scenario. A perfect lesson to help teach supply to economic students. Perfect for GCSE Economics and could be used for AS Economics.
Demand - Economics - Microeconomics - PPT, Demand Curve Worksheet & Quiz - GCSE & AS
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Demand - Economics - Microeconomics - PPT, Demand Curve Worksheet & Quiz - GCSE & AS

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A bumper lesson covering the key theory on demand curves. The PPT looks at the various determinants of demand and includes relevant examples and diagrams. There a numerous tasks throughout. I have also included a nice 10 multiple choice quiz covering demand curves. I have also included a supply and demand curves scenario task, which I print 6 slide horizontal and get students to fill in the shift in either the supply and demand curve using the given scenario. Really good lesson for teaching demand. Perfect for GCSE Economics and can be used to for AS Level.
A-Level Economics - How to Answer a 25 Mark Question - Is Economic Growth Always Good?
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A-Level Economics - How to Answer a 25 Mark Question - Is Economic Growth Always Good?

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This concise and clear PPT allows students to work through an exam style essay question. Students will understand how to structure a 25-mark essay based exam question through the skills of knowledge, analysis, application and evaluation. They will learn how construct PECAN PIE paragraphs and how to access all AO’s effectively. The lesson is centered around the following question: Is Economic Growth Always Good for an Economy? This lesson will work perfectly after covering economic growth in either year 1 or year 2 of macroeconomics. I have also included a corresponding worksheet, where students need to highlight, and peer mark an existing exam answer, whilst highlighting which AO’s have been met and how the answer could be improved. I have also included a nice PECAN PIE template for exam assistance for this and future questions. I have also included a simple key theory sheet which can be given out to students to help them access the question. The lesson includes a nice starter, main and plenary task. This lesson could easily stretch over 2 hours.
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.
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.
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
Customer Service - Operations - PPT & Worksheet - GCSE Business Studies
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Customer Service - Operations - PPT & Worksheet - GCSE Business Studies

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A nice lesson that teaches the theory behind good customer service. The theory is backed up with good clear examples and numerous activities. This lesson looks at the main advantages of a business offering good customer service and what this could lead to. There are also links to relevant videos. I have also included a detailed worksheet that covers key questions based around this topic. Perfect for the operations topic in GCSE Business Studies.
Price Elasticity of Demand (PED) - Microeconomics -  Elastic & Inelastic Goods - PPT & Tasks
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Price Elasticity of Demand (PED) - Microeconomics - Elastic & Inelastic Goods - PPT & Tasks

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A great lesson that teaches prices elasticity of demand (PED). The lesson includes all the key theory behind the concept of elasticity, the difference between elastic and inelastic goods and how to calculate price elasticity of demand. The lesson also looks at elastic and inelastic demand curves. There are many tasks throughout the lesson including a product list task, guess the demand curve task and many tasks on calculating the price elasticity of demand - starting with a simple table tick task, leading up to deep calculations using the PED formula. A perfect lesson for introducing a tough topic. This lesson could be used for both GCSE and AS 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.
Assessment Centre - Fun Lesson on Recruitment - People in  Business Group Task - GCSE
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Assessment Centre - Fun Lesson on Recruitment - People in Business Group Task - GCSE

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A nice fun group work lesson that helps cover recruitment. This lessons helps turn your classroom into an assessment centre. The lesson will put students into a candidates shoes, where they will be expected to complete numerous tasks before an overall candidate is given the key job (the best student on the day). The lesson first looks at the theory of the different ways candidates can be tested. Students will the have to complete an aptitude test (I have included 2, choose which one you want to use). You then start the group task - this is done to see which team works the best and who creates the biggest straw tower. Resources will obviously need to provided by the teacher. The teacher then fills in the grading sheet and announces which candidiate(s) have impressed the most and gets the job. A nice fun lesson that works really well straight after teaching the recruitment process. Perfect for engaging GCSE Business Studies students.
Market Failure - Introduction & The Main Causes of Market Failure - A-Level Economics
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Market Failure - Introduction & The Main Causes of Market Failure - A-Level Economics

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This lesson is a perfect introduction to market failure. The lesson includes lots of detailed theory, diagrams, examples and tasks. The lesson starts with a look at productive and allocative efficiency. The lesson then explains what market failure is and why it is a big problem. The lesson then looks briefly a the following types of market failure: * Externalities * Merit and Demerit Goods * Public goods Main lesson aim: Students will understand what market failure is and the main causes of market failure. I have made a nice task where students need to tick whether a product is a public, merit or demerit good and explain their answer. I have also included a nice worksheet on the topics covered. I have also included a student copy of the PPT. This lesson is perfect to GCSE or A-Level Economics.
Employment & Unemployment - Year 2 A-Level Macro Economics - Whole Lesson
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Employment & Unemployment - Year 2 A-Level Macro Economics - Whole Lesson

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An in-depth look at how unemployment can impact an economy. This lesson looks at voluntary and involuntary unemployment in a lot of detail. Lesson Aim: Students will understand the different types, consequences and impact of unemployment to an economy. The lesson covers the following topics: The Causes of Real Wage Unemployment The Natural Rate of Unemployment Factors Determining the Natural Rate of Unemployment Reducing the Natural Rate of Unemployment NAIRU The Consequences of Unemployment Hysteresis & Unemployment The lesson includes exam style questions, examples, diagrams, a research task and a fun end of lesson game. This detailed PPT will easily last 2 hours and will give students a real understanding of how unemployment impacts an economy.
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,
Exchange Rates - Economics - How Exchange Rates Impact an Economy - GCSE - PPT & Worksheet
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Exchange Rates - Economics - How Exchange Rates Impact an Economy - GCSE - PPT & Worksheet

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A nice lesson that explains exchange rates and how they can impact an economy. The lesson starts with the difference between imports and exports - with a nice simple task. The lesson then explains what exchange rates are. They lesson includes numerous examples of different exchange rates and explains how a weak or strong exchange rate can impact an economy. I have included great revision aids on how to help students remember the pros and cons of both a strong and weak pound, with the great acronyms SPICED and WPIDEC. The lesson then leads to a worksheet where students need to research different exchange rates and see how the price changes when different currencies are compared. A great lesson for teaching an important topic in Economics. Perfect for GCSE Economics and even Business Studies - the lesson could also be adapted for A-Level.
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.
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.