Hero image

Haltest's Business, Computing and Humanities Emporium

Teacher of Business Studies / Economics / Computer Science / History / Psychology - mostly specialising in GCSE / A Level and IB but also some KS3 resources too... I have a passion for teaching and learning and provide the full set of resources for lessons that I have personally tried and tested over the years to make life easier for other teachers (including mark schemes, lesson plans, and model answers where appropriate!)

Teacher of Business Studies / Economics / Computer Science / History / Psychology - mostly specialising in GCSE / A Level and IB but also some KS3 resources too... I have a passion for teaching and learning and provide the full set of resources for lessons that I have personally tried and tested over the years to make life easier for other teachers (including mark schemes, lesson plans, and model answers where appropriate!)
Data Transmission - serial and parallel data / parity bits and parity blocks - Full Lesson.

Data Transmission - serial and parallel data / parity bits and parity blocks - Full Lesson.

This is a full lesson on data transmission with all resources / activities. I use this for a double lesson of around 1 hour and 50 minutes and it provides a thorough understanding of simplex / duplex transmission and then goes on to look at serial / parallel transmission before finishing with odd and even parity bits and then parity blocks. The Learning Objectives are: • <strong>Understand what is meant by transmission of data</strong> • <strong>Know the difference between serial and parallel data transmission</strong> • <strong>understand of the reasons for choosing serial or parallel data transmission</strong> • <strong>Know why it is necessary to check for errors</strong> • <strong>Understand how parity works to identify if an error has occurred / locate errors</strong> Resources included: •Parallel Ports Handout •Serial Port Handout •Lesson Presentation •Parity demonstration •Parity Puzzle Plenary Please leave a review if you have any suggestions / comments
haltest
Spreadsheet Essentials - Everything you need for 10 lessons for KS3 Computing / ICT

Spreadsheet Essentials - Everything you need for 10 lessons for KS3 Computing / ICT

10 Lessons dedicated to teaching Students everything they need to master the basics of Spreadsheets: • Calculations • Simple Functions • IFs • Conditional Formatting • Relative and Absolute Cells • Copying and Pasting Formulas to speed up work Each lesson has full resources and exemplars and reflection sheet to round off the unit of work (good for life after levels) Lessons included are: • Spread Sheets 1 - The Basics - Maths Functions / Simple Formatting • Spread Sheets 2 - The Basics - Exchange Rates and Absolute Cells • Spreadsheets 3 and 4 - Collecting / Collating Data AND Intro to Graphs / Charts • Spread Sheets 5 - The Basics - IFs and Conditional Formatting • Spread Sheets 6 - The Basics - Functions - Averages, Max, Min • Spread Sheets Lesson 7/8/9/10 - The Basics - Spreadsheet Battleships - Putting it all together The aim of all my resources is to provide lessons / activities of good quality that will add value to your lessons / schemes of work. All activities and resources have been used in class and any errors will be fixed and resources updated as soon as I am aware of any errors. I have priced my resources at what I consider to be a reasonable cost based upon the amount of effort and work I have put into them but all comments and suggestions are very welcome and will be used to improve future resources. If you have an idea for a topic / resource that you would like to see, also feel free to leave a comment. The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018)
haltest
Quality - Quality Control / Quality Assurance

Quality - Quality Control / Quality Assurance

Lesson plan and resources for practical task for students to actually perform Quality Assurance / Quality Control / no quality at all. Learning Objectives: Understand the concept of quality Know the difference between quality control and quality assurance All necessary resources to run the lesson are included in this download. The aim of all my resources is to provide lessons / activities of good quality that will add value to your lessons / schemes of work. All activities and resources have been used in class and any errors will be fixed and resources updated as soon as I am aware of any errors. I have priced my resources at what I consider to be a reasonable cost based upon the amount of effort and work I have put into them but <strong> all comments and suggestions are very welcome </strong> and will be used to improve future resources. If you have an idea for a topic / resource that you would like to see, also feel free to leave a comment. The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018)
haltest
Python Basics II - (2 X full lessons) GCSE - Variables / Inputs / Operator Precedence

Python Basics II - (2 X full lessons) GCSE - Variables / Inputs / Operator Precedence

This lesson is one of a series (scheme of work) to teach Coding techniques in Python It has been especially designed for GCSE but it can also be used for A Level / IB Diploma specifications. Learning Objectives Understand what a Variable is in Python Know what the different types of Variables are and what they are used for Understand and use Operator Precedence Know how to take an input of different data types from the user Understand what a Function is The resources in this pack will be enough for 2 X double lessons of Computer Science (each double lesson of around 1 hour 50 minutes) . All necessary resources to run the lessons are included in this download. Lesson presentation with examples of the code Eight Challenges to allow students to show their mastery of the concepts Possible solutions for each of the eight challenges Original Python files to allow you to run the programs to see how the programs work Variables Worksheet This lesson is perfect to use to deliver a full lesson or as revision to help students recap skills they have learnt previously It is also ideal for NQTs and non-specialist teachers who need to learn Python programming or any teacher wanting to fill in gaps in their Python programming knowledge The aim of all my resources is to provide lessons / activities of good quality that will add value to your lessons / schemes of work. All activities and resources have been used in class and any errors will be fixed and resources updated as soon as I am aware of any errors. I have priced my resources at what I consider to be a reasonable cost based upon the amount of effort and work I have put into them but <strong> all comments and suggestions are very welcome </strong> and will be used to improve future resources. If you have an idea for a topic / resource that you would like to see, feel free to leave a comment. The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018) To see other resources in my shop, click here
haltest
Python Basics I - (1 X full lesson) GCSE - Interactive and Script mode/ Outputs / Syntax Errors

Python Basics I - (1 X full lesson) GCSE - Interactive and Script mode/ Outputs / Syntax Errors

This lesson is one of a series (scheme of work) to teach <strong> Coding techniques in Python </strong> <strong> Learning Objectives</strong> • Know the difference between Interactive and Script mode • Understand how to print out simple Output in Python • Understand what Syntax Errors are and how to avoid them It has been especially designed for GCSE but it can also be used for A Level / IB Diploma specifications. All necessary resources to run the lesson are included in this download. • A lesson presentation with examples of the code • Challenges to allow students to show their mastery of the concepts all based upon outputting text using different techniques • Possible solutions for each challenge • Original Python files to allow you to run the programs to see how the programs work • Mathematical operators discovery worksheet This lesson is perfect to use to deliver a full lesson or as revision to help students recap skills they have learnt previously It is also ideal for NQTs and non-specialist teachers who need to learn Python programming or any teacher wanting to fill in gaps in their Python programming knowledge The aim of all my resources is to provide lessons / activities of good quality that will add value to your lessons / schemes of work. All activities and resources have been used in class and any errors will be fixed and resources updated as soon as I am aware of any errors. I have priced my resources at what I consider to be a reasonable cost based upon the amount of effort and work I have put into them but <strong> all comments and suggestions are very welcome </strong> and will be used to improve future resources. If you have an idea for a topic / resource that you would like to see, feel free to leave a comment. The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018) To see other resources in my shop visit https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/haltest/">
haltest
Business Revision - Dominos Pack

Business Revision - Dominos Pack

Covering the following topics: Human Resources Marketing Promotion Business Activity External Influences Major discount to get all the resources in one bundle!
haltest
Discounting Cashflows/NPV and IRR (Full lesson) - Investment Appraisal - A Level - AS / A2

Discounting Cashflows/NPV and IRR (Full lesson) - Investment Appraisal - A Level - AS / A2

This lesson / resource is about Calculating Discounted as part of Investment Appraisal. It has been designed for the A Level / IB Diploma specifications. This lesson follows on from my other resource on Payback and Qualitative Factors - Investment Appraisal - A Level - AS / A2 and Average Rate of Return (ARR) (Full lesson) - Investment Appraisal - A Level - AS / A2 This download includes: • A full lesson PowerPoint • A discount table and student worksheet • Each example is fully detailed and explained within the presentation • There is enough content here for 1 double lesson (I teach it in 1hr 40 minutes) The learning Objectives of this lesson are: • Know how to Discount Future Cash flows • Understand how to calculate Discounted Payback • Know how to use Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return All necessary resources to run the lesson are included in this download. The aim of all my resources is to provide lessons / activities of good quality that will add value to your lessons / schemes of work. All activities and resources have been used in class and any errors will be fixed and resources updated as soon as I am aware of any errors. I have priced my resources at what I consider to be a reasonable cost based upon the amount of effort and work I have put into them but all comments and suggestions are very welcome and will be used to improve future resources. If you have an idea for a topic / resource that you would like to see, also feel free to leave a comment. The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/haltest/"> Click here to see other resources in my shop
haltest
Average Rate of Return (ARR) (Full lesson) - Investment Appraisal - A Level - AS / A2

Average Rate of Return (ARR) (Full lesson) - Investment Appraisal - A Level - AS / A2

This lesson / resource is about Calculating the Average Rate of Return within the topic of Investment Appraisal. It has been designed for the A Level / IB Diploma specifications. This lesson follows on from my other resource on Payback and Qualitative Factors - Investment Appraisal - A Level - AS / A2 This download includes: • A full lesson PowerPoint • A full scenario handout (with markscheme on the presentation) • Each example is fully detailed and explained within the presentation • There is enough content here for 1 double lesson (I teach it in 1hr 40 minutes) The learning Objectives of this lesson are: • Know how to Calculate the Accounting Rate of Return and state its benefits and limitations • Understand the usefulness of investment appraisal for Business Strategy All necessary resources to run the lesson are included in this download. The aim of all my resources is to provide lessons / activities of good quality that will add value to your lessons / schemes of work. All activities and resources have been used in class and any errors will be fixed and resources updated as soon as I am aware of any errors. I have priced my resources at what I consider to be a reasonable cost based upon the amount of effort and work I have put into them but all comments and suggestions are very welcome and will be used to improve future resources. If you have an idea for a topic / resource that you would like to see, also feel free to leave a comment. The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/haltest/"> Click here to see other resources in my shop
haltest
Payback and Qualitative Factors (Full lesson) - Investment Appraisal - A Level - AS / A2

Payback and Qualitative Factors (Full lesson) - Investment Appraisal - A Level - AS / A2

This lesson / resource is about <strong> Calculating Payback within the topic of Investment Appraisal (and also the Qualitative Factors that need to be considered</strong>. It has been designed for the A Level / IB Diploma specifications. This download includes: • A full lesson PowerPoint • A full scenario handout (with markscheme on the presentation) • Each example is fully detailed and explained within the presentation • There is enough content here for 1 double lesson (I teach it in 1hr 40 minutes) The learning Objectives of this lesson are: •Know how to calculate Payback and state the benefits and limitations. •Understand what Qualitative Methods could also be used / factors might be important •Know how to assess which Qualitative factors might be relevant to different situations All necessary resources to run the lesson are included in this download. The aim of all my resources is to provide lessons / activities of good quality that will add value to your lessons / schemes of work. All activities and resources have been used in class and any errors will be fixed and resources updated as soon as I am aware of any errors. I have priced my resources at what I consider to be a reasonable cost based upon the amount of effort and work I have put into them but <strong> all comments and suggestions are very welcome </strong> and will be used to improve future resources. If you have an idea for a topic / resource that you would like to see, also feel free to leave a comment. The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018) <a href=" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/haltest/"> Click here to see other resources in my shop </a>
haltest
External Influences Domino Cards - Business Revision / keywords

External Influences Domino Cards - Business Revision / keywords

Have some revision fun with these Domino Cards to check student understanding of key terms related to Marketing. There are 24 key terms in this resource with a full answer key to show the solution (good to use for teacher and for students to self check their understanding ). The student sheet is already jumbled up so there is no need for the teacher to cut up all the cards before the lesson, the students can very easily do this in class to save on teacher preparation time!
haltest
Human Resources Domino Cards - Business Revision / keywords

Human Resources Domino Cards - Business Revision / keywords

Have some revision fun with these Domino Cards to check student understanding of key terms related to Marketing. There are 24 key terms in this resource with a full answer key to show the solution (good to use for teacher and students). The student sheet is already jumbled up so there is no need to the teacher to cut up all the cards before the lesson, the students can very easily do this in class to save on teacher preparation time!
haltest
Understanding business activity Domino Cards - Business Revision / Keywords

Understanding business activity Domino Cards - Business Revision / Keywords

Have some revision fun with these Domino Cards to check student understanding of key terms related to Business Activity. There are 24 key terms in this resource with a full answer key to show the solution (good to use for teacher and students). The student sheet is already jumbled up so there is no need to the teacher to cut up all the cards before the lesson, the students can very easily do this in class to save on teacher preperation time!
haltest
Marketing Domino Cards - Business Revision / keywords

Marketing Domino Cards - Business Revision / keywords

Have some revision fun with these Domino Cards to check student understanding of key terms related to Marketing. There are 24 key terms in this resource with a full answer key to show the solution (good to use for teacher and students). The student sheet is already jumbled up so there is no need to the teacher to cut up all the cards before the lesson, the students can very easily do this in class to save on teacher preparation time!
haltest
Sources of Finance Scenarios: What Factors need to be considered when choosing a source of finance?

Sources of Finance Scenarios: What Factors need to be considered when choosing a source of finance?

Ten Different scenarios to analyse by students to look at Sources of Finance: What Factors need to be considered. Can be used as a full class discussion / group and pairwork / pinned up around the room or given as homework. Task: For each of the different business scenarios, decide what type of finance the business in question should use and why. There might be more than one appropriate source of finance - you could decide on a combination but make sure you explain why you have decided on those choices. The situations are varied and all of them based upon earlier aspects of the Business Studies Curriculum to reinforce prior learning.
haltest
Marginal and Full / Absorption costing - Full Lesson - AS / A2 Level

Marginal and Full / Absorption costing - Full Lesson - AS / A2 Level

This lesson / resource is about <strong>Marginal and Absorption costing </strong>. It has been designed for the A Level / IB Diploma specification. The learning Objectives are: • Understand the differences between Full and Contribution costing • Know how to calculate full and contribution costing • Know how to apply contribution costing • Assess which type of costing is best for different business situations This download includes: • A full lesson PowerPoint • A scenario (with answers in the powerpoint) for Full Costing • A scenario (with answers in the powerpoint) for Marginal Costing • Plenary Questions All necessary resources to run the lesson are included in this download. The aim of all my resources is to provide lessons / activities of good quality that will add value to your lessons / schemes of work. All activities and resources have been used in class and any errors will be fixed and resources updated as soon as I am aware of any errors. I have priced my resources at what I consider to be a reasonable cost based upon the amount of effort and work I have put into them but <strong> all comments and suggestions are very welcome </strong> and will be used to improve future resources. If you have an idea for a topic / resource that you would like to see, also feel free to leave a comment. The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018)
haltest
Business Activity 5 differentiated Wordsearch / Word Search Activities - Revision / keywords

Business Activity 5 differentiated Wordsearch / Word Search Activities - Revision / keywords

Differentiated Word Searches based on unit 1 - Understanding Business Activity. There are two word searches per topic (one with the number of key terms to find for higher level students / one with the key terms need to be found for other students + answer sheet for the teacher). Great for revision or to use as students progress through the topics. • Business Activity • Classification of Businesses • Enterprise, business growth and size • Types of business organisation • Business objectives and stakeholder objectives Please leave feedback with any comments / suggestions
haltest
Marketing  4 differentiated Wordsearch / Word Search Activities - Revision / keywords

Marketing 4 differentiated Wordsearch / Word Search Activities - Revision / keywords

Differentiated Word Searches based on unit - Marketing. There are two word searches per topic (one with the number of key terms to find for higher level students / one with the key terms need to be found for other students + answer sheet for the teacher). Great for revision or to use as students progress through the topics. Also these are extra useful for EAL students or students or find it difficult to work in English as their first language • Marketing, competition and the customer • Market Research • Marketing Mix – Product and Price • Marketing Mix – Place and Promotion There are several versions to printout to make life easier for the teacher to use with students • Full document with both versions of all wordsearches with the answer keys (Teacher book) • Document with all the difficult version wordsearches (Student Book) • Document with all the easy version wordsearches (Student Book) The aim of all my resources is to provide lessons / activities of good quality that will add value to your lessons / schemes of work. All activities and resources have been used in class and any errors will be fixed and resources updated as soon as I am aware of any errors. All comments and suggestions are very welcome and will be used to improve future resources. The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018)
haltest
Human Resources 4 differentiated Wordsearch / Word Search Activities - Revision / keywords

Human Resources 4 differentiated Wordsearch / Word Search Activities - Revision / keywords

Differentiated Word Searches based on unit - Human Resources / People in Business. There are two word searches per topic (one with the number of key terms to find for higher level students / one with the key terms need to be found for other students + answer sheet for the teacher). Great for revision or to use as students progress through the topics. Also these are extra useful for EAL students or students or find it difficult to work in English as their first language • Motivation • Organisation and management • Recruitment, selection and training of workers • Internal and external communication The aim of all my resources is to provide lessons / activities of good quality that will add value to your lessons / schemes of work. All activities and resources have been used in class and any errors will be fixed and resources updated as soon as I am aware of any errors. All comments and suggestions are very welcome and will be used to improve future resources. The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018)
haltest
Logical / Computational  Thinking Peg Puzzle - Great starter

Logical / Computational Thinking Peg Puzzle - Great starter

A wonderful starter for any lesson on Logical / computational Thinking. Print out the sheet and get students in pairs to see if they can come up with a solution The objective is to arrange the pegs (numbers 1-8) such that no consecutive number touches on any connecting line. For example number 1 cannot connect with number 2; number 2 cannot connect with 3 or 1; number 5 cannot connect with 4 or 6; etc. Answer is included in the pack
haltest
4 bit and 8 bit Binary Worksheets

4 bit and 8 bit Binary Worksheets

These are converting Binary to Decimal and Decimal to Binary. Also included are the teacher answers sheets and as these worksheets randomly generate the questions (and answers) whenever you make a change to a blank cell on the work sheet, these can be used to generate different versions of the quiz which students can self mark very easily (I stick the answers to different versions on the walls of the classroom for students to self check) My resources vision: As with all of my resources, a full answer key is included to absolutely<strong> minimise teacher prep time</strong>. Please comment with any feedback, suggestions or improvements!
haltest
Spreadsheet Essentials - Everything you need for 10 lessons for KS3 Computing / ICT

Spreadsheet Essentials - Everything you need for 10 lessons for KS3 Computing / ICT

10 Lessons dedicated to teaching Students everything they need to master the basics of Spreadsheets: • Calculations • Simple Functions • IFs • Conditional Formatting • Relative and Absolute Cells • Copying and Pasting Formulas to speed up work Each lesson has full resources and exemplars and reflection sheet to round off the unit of work (good for life after levels) Lessons included are: • Spread Sheets 1 - The Basics - Maths Functions / Simple Formatting • Spread Sheets 2 - The Basics - Exchange Rates and Absolute Cells • Spreadsheets 3 and 4 - Collecting / Collating Data AND Intro to Graphs / Charts • Spread Sheets 5 - The Basics - IFs and Conditional Formatting • Spread Sheets 6 - The Basics - Functions - Averages, Max, Min • Spread Sheets Lesson 7/8/9/10 - The Basics - Spreadsheet Battleships - Putting it all together The aim of all my resources is to provide lessons / activities of good quality that will add value to your lessons / schemes of work. All activities and resources have been used in class and any errors will be fixed and resources updated as soon as I am aware of any errors. I have priced my resources at what I consider to be a reasonable cost based upon the amount of effort and work I have put into them but all comments and suggestions are very welcome and will be used to improve future resources. If you have an idea for a topic / resource that you would like to see, also feel free to leave a comment. The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018)
haltest
Binary / Hexadecimal / Decimal Posters

Binary / Hexadecimal / Decimal Posters

These posters show all numbers from 0 - 15 (Decimal) / 0 - 1111 (Binary) / 0 - F (Hexadecimal) I print them out and put them around the classroom for Computing when students are learning the different numbering systems (and it really does help those weaker students in the class!)
haltest
Recruitment Crossword - Business Keyterms / Revision

Recruitment Crossword - Business Keyterms / Revision

Crossword covering all the key terms for Recruitment. My resources vision: As with all of my resources, a full answer key is included to absolutely<strong> minimise teacher prep time</strong>. Please comment with any feedback, suggestions or improvements!
haltest