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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.
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.
The Labour Market - Introduction to the Labour Market - A-Level Microeconomics / Economics 1 of 6
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The Labour Market - Introduction to the Labour Market - A-Level Microeconomics / Economics 1 of 6

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This detailed lesson introduces the labour market. The lesson looks at the goods and factor markets and how the labour market impacts perfectly competitive firms through graphs and examples. The lesson also looks at the main reasons why people work and includes a past paper exam style question. I have also included a fun 'The Price is Right' style game based on salaries and jobs. This is a perfect lesson for A-Level Economics and helps introduce a tough topic. Pack 1 of 6.
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.
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.
Calculating Profit - Exam Style Financial Questions - GCSE Business Studies - Worksheet & Answers
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Calculating Profit - Exam Style Financial Questions - GCSE Business Studies - Worksheet & Answers

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A detailed worksheet that covers many exam style questions on calculating profit. The worksheet has brief case study and key financial information, students then must calculate sales revenue, variable costs, total costs and finally whether the business has made a profit or a loss. This worksheet is strongly based on GCSE exam style questions. Perfect for finance revision. I have included the answers for every question and a simple formula sheet to help students answer the questions. This worksheet could also be used for A-Level Business Studies.
Leadership Styles - Demographic, Autocratic, Paternalistic & Laissez-Faire - Business Studies Lesson
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Leadership Styles - Demographic, Autocratic, Paternalistic & Laissez-Faire - Business Studies Lesson

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A great lesson on teaching four of the main leadership styles in the world of business. There is clear theory on the importance of a good leader and how that can influence how businesses and companies are run. There is detailed theory on the pros and cons of demographic, autocratic, paternalistic and laissez-faire leaders. I have included examples for each type of leader. The lesson starts with a great leadership quiz, this will determine what type of leader each student is (I like to do a tally of the results on the board and see which type of leader is the most common). I like to refer back to the leadership quiz throughout the lesson after each type of leader is properly covered and see if students agree with their results. I have also included a nice task where students need to vote the leadership styles of famous entrepreneurs. The lesson finishes with a task where students need to read different scenarios and vote which type of leader would be best and explain why. Perfect for 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.
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,
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.
A-Level Economics: Poverty & Inequality of Income Bundle
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A-Level Economics: Poverty & Inequality of Income Bundle

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This bundle includes all four lessons that cover the poverty and inequality of income topics in microeconomics. Each lesson includes all key theory and numerous tasks. Lessons included: 1. Absolute & Relative Poverty & The Main Causes of Poverty in the UK 2. How Poverty & Inequality is Measured - The Lorenz Curve & Gini Coefficient 3. Income & Wealth - Inequality, Distribution of Income & Poverty 4. Poverty & Distribution of Income - The Earnings & Poverty Trap - Equity & Equality
Franchises / Franchising - Pros & Cons - Business Ownership - PPT & Worksheets - Franchise
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Franchises / Franchising - Pros & Cons - Business Ownership - PPT & Worksheets - Franchise

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This bumper lesson covers everything students need to know about franchises. This PPT includes a description of franchises, there pros and cons and includes various tasks throughout. The lesson also includes relevant examples of business franchises and links to some great videos. The lesson also looks at the important difference between a franchisee and a franchisor. I have also included two detailed worksheets based on franchises that can be used straight after the PPT is used in class. This is a perfect resource for GCSE Business Studies and the Setting up a New Business unit. I have also included a 10 question multiple choice quiz, which is perfect for the lesson starter.
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.
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.
Economies of Scale - Whole Lesson - GCSE Business Studies - PPT, Starter & Worksheet
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Economies of Scale - Whole Lesson - GCSE Business Studies - PPT, Starter & Worksheet

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This detailed lesson helps introduce economies of scale. The lesson starts with a fun 'How Big' starter worksheet - this is where students have to guess the different sizes of large companies (answers included). This will get students thinking about mass production. The lesson then looks at how large companies can benefit from economies of scale. The lesson covers the economies of scale diagram and how average costs fall as production increases. The lesson also introduces diseconomies of scale. There are a number of relevant video clips to help give some great examples. A great lesson which would be perfect for GCSE Business Studies.
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.
Economies of Scale - GCSE Economics - Internal & External Economies of Scale - PPT & Worksheets
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Economies of Scale - GCSE Economics - Internal & External Economies of Scale - PPT & Worksheets

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This detailed lesson helps students fully understand economies of scale. The lesson starts with a fun 'How Big' starter worksheet - this is where students have to guess the different sizes of large companies (answers included). The lesson then looks at how large companies can benefit from economies of scale. The lesson covers the economies of scale diagram and how average costs fall as production increases. The lesson also looks at the clear difference between internal and external economies of scale. I have focused many tasks throughout this lesson that helps students fully understand the concept of economies of scale. The lesson also looks at diseconomies of scale in a lot of detail. I have also provided a great task based on Mega Dairies in the UK and how they hope to benefit from economies of scale - this includes a number of great video clips and an excellent worksheet that could be used in a group activity. This lesson could easily stretch across 2-3 hours of teaching. A great lesson which would be perfect for GCSE Economics and also useful for A-Level.
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.
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.
Private Limited Company (LTD) & Public Limited Company (PLC) - Limited Liability - PPT & Worksheets
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Private Limited Company (LTD) & Public Limited Company (PLC) - Limited Liability - PPT & Worksheets

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A bumper selection of resources to help teach private limited companies and public limited companies. I have included a detailed presentation on the main theory of both LTD's and PLC's. The lesson looks at the clear advantage of having limited liability over unlimited liability. The lesson also looks at the clear pros and cons of both types of incorporate companies. I have also included three useful worksheets that can be used straight after the PPT. The first worksheet is a multiple choice quiz covering limited companies. The second worksheet gets students to work out the main pros and cons of different companies. I have also included a bumper worksheet that asks a variety of questions of the various types of business ownership (including sole traders and partnerships). This lesson is perfect for GCSE level Business Studies and could be adapted for A-Level Business Studies.