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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
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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)
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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)
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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
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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)
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Binary / Decimal / Hexadecimal Tarsia Puzzle

Binary / Decimal / Hexadecimal Tarsia Puzzle

Two versions - easier and difficult for a Tarsia puzzle to test if students can do conversions between Decimal / Binary / Hexadecimal. These puzzles are quite challenging but are great for revision You will need the free software from http://www.mmlsoft.com/index.php/products/tarsia to open and print the files out. Both puzzles come with their solutions. 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)
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GCSE Business Full Lesson - Understanding business activity / What is Business? - introduction class

GCSE Business Full Lesson - Understanding business activity / What is Business? - introduction class

This lesson / resource is about What Business is . It has been designed for the GCSE specification and is my introductory lesson to GCSE business with the following learning objectives: • Understand what a Business is • Know the extent that businesses are important in our day to day lives • Know the different Business Sectors in an Economy This download includes: • A full lesson PowerPoint • Printable sheets for 2 activities • A puzzle decode task The lesson is centered around students working together and reflecting on what they may already know and moving forward to appreciate the extend of business and the different sectors in the economy. 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, feel free to leave a comment. The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018)
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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)
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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.
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Sensors -Full Lesson- Computing GCSE

Sensors -Full Lesson- Computing GCSE

A full lesson with activities with Starter / group work / plenary to follow on from input devices to explore the wonderful world of sensors! I use this for GCSE Learning Objectives • Know what the different types of sensor are that a Computer System can use • Understand the situations when each sensor can be used and why 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) Click here to see other resources in my shop
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Business Taboo - Full set of Cards for 6 Key Areas of Focus - Keywords and Revision Focus.

Business Taboo - Full set of Cards for 6 Key Areas of Focus - Keywords and Revision Focus.

Full set of Business Taboo cards (colour coded by syllabus focus) with both PDF and Publisher formats! Each topic is colour coded so the teacher can either mix the topics up or remove the topic that is the focus for revision I print them out, laminate them and cut them up to give a full pack of cards to use for revision or just to add an element of competition to the Business classroom. You can also edit the Publisher files to create your own and there are blanks which you can print out and then get students to complete their own cards for any other vocabulary they want to revise. 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. The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018)
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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)
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Data Transmission and Errors - Full Lesson GCSE Computer Science

Data Transmission and Errors - Full Lesson GCSE Computer Science

Full lesson with all resources for Data Transmission and Errors Learning Objectives Understand what is meant by transmission of data Know the difference between serial and parallel data transmission understand of the reasons for choosing serial or parallel data transmission Know why it is necessary to check for errors 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. 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)
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Marketing Mix - Pricing Strategies Tarsia Puzzle

Marketing Mix - Pricing Strategies Tarsia Puzzle

Tarsia puzzle to test if students understand pricing strategies in marketing. You will need the free software from http://www.mmlsoft.com/index.php/products/tarsia to open and print the files out. Solution ins included.
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Diseconomies of Scale - Full Lesson - AS/A2

Diseconomies of Scale - Full Lesson - AS/A2

Powerpoint / group work / extension sheet = all resources for a full lesson to understand Dis-economies of scale. Lesson plan also included to step through each step in the lesson. This is pitched at Year 12/13 A Level / IB
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Organisation Charts - Key terms word scrambler

Organisation Charts - Key terms word scrambler

Decode the Key Terms relating to Organisation Charts - 10 key words and differentiated versions of the same puzzle according to student ability - high / mid / low I use this for GCSE but it's also good for revision at A Level
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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!
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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!
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Spread Sheets 1 - The Basics - Maths Functions / Simple Formatting

Spread Sheets 1 - The Basics - Maths Functions / Simple Formatting

This is Lesson 1 to introduce Spreadsheets to students with the aim of dealing with simple Mathematical functions and also introduce some simple formatting. Also includes full step by step teacher examples. The Learning Objectives are: Understand how excel can do calculations based on cell values Know how to use basic formula (add / subtract / multiply / divide)
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Computing Businesses Posters

Computing Businesses Posters

Quickly brighten up your classroom by printing out these colour posters and hanging them on the walls. Fun facts about the following computing related businesses: • Alibaba • Amazon • Instagram • Facebook • Google • LinkedIn • Twitter • YouTube All pictures/logos are labelled for reuse. This resource is a pdf, if you would like the publisher file to edit, please leave a comment
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Cashflow Spreadsheet

Cashflow Spreadsheet

Use this template of a Cashflow Forecast to show the effects of inflows and outflows on Net Cashflow and therefore on Opening and Closing Balances.I normally use this with students so that they can practice creating their own scenarios and check their maths is correct. They can also see the possible knock on consequences of making a mistake,
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