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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!)
Quality - Quality Control / Quality Assurance
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Quality - Quality Control / Quality Assurance

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This lesson / resource is about Business Growth with the following learning objectives and been designed for A Level / IB Diploma: Learning objectives/Outcomes: Understand the concept of quality Know the difference between quality control and quality assurance This download includes: Lesson plan and resources for practical task for students to actually perform Quality Assurance / Quality Control / no quality at all. 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 without any extra planning. 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. Please do leave a review and if you have an idea for a topic / resource that you would like to see (or improvement for this resource), feel free to contact me. The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018) See my other resources for Business Studies, Computer Science and ICT here
Binary / Decimal / Hexadecimal Tarsia Puzzle
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Binary / Decimal / Hexadecimal Tarsia Puzzle

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

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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)
Computational thinking / Networking Crossword
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Computational thinking / Networking Crossword

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Quick revision crossword on networking / computational thinking The aim of all my resources is to provide lessons / activities of good quality that will add value to your lessons / schemes of work without any extra planning. 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. Please do leave a review and if you have an idea for a topic / resource that you would like to see (or improvement for this resource), feel free to contact me. The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018) See my other resources for Business Studies, Computer Science and ICT here
Sources of Finance Scenarios: What Factors need to be considered when choosing a source of finance?
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Sources of Finance Scenarios: What Factors need to be considered when choosing a source of finance?

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

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

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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)
Sensors -Full Lesson- Computing GCSE
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Sensors -Full Lesson- Computing GCSE

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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. • Powerpoint Presentation • Kinaesthetic Task - sequence for control / monitoring system 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
Truth Table Madness - Logic and Truth Tables
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Truth Table Madness - Logic and Truth Tables

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Here are 6 Logic Gate circuits of varying difficulty with their full solutions (showing intermediate points as well as the final answers!) Ideal for revision of just to practice completing Truth Tables Updated October 2018 to correct typos
Introduction to PEST / PESTLE / STEEPLE Full Lesson - AS/A2 / IB
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Introduction to PEST / PESTLE / STEEPLE Full Lesson - AS/A2 / IB

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Lesson Presentation and Lesson Plan to introduce PEST (and other variants) to students. This is enough for a full lesson with Starter- Activities - Plenary Good for A Level / IB SL and HL Learning Objectives Know the difference between internal and external factors Understand how the external environment can be an opportunity or a threat for a Business. Know what PESTLE and STEEPLE mean and the steps to using them
Spreadsheet Essentials - Everything you need for 10 lessons for KS3 Computing / ICT
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Spreadsheet Essentials - Everything you need for 10 lessons for KS3 Computing / ICT

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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)
Labour and Capital Intensive Production -Full Lesson- AS / A2 Level
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Labour and Capital Intensive Production -Full Lesson- AS / A2 Level

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Full lesson with Lesson Plan / Presentation - used for A Level Learning Objectives • Explain what capital and labour intensive strategies are • Understand the benefits and drawbacks of Capital and Labour intensity • Know how to choose the optimal mix of resources: capital and Labour intensity 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) Click here to see other resources in my shop
Leadership Styles - Autocratic / Democratic / Laissez Faire - Full lesson - GCSE
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Leadership Styles - Autocratic / Democratic / Laissez Faire - Full lesson - GCSE

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This lesson is a nice gentle introduction to the three most common leadership styles with the learnign objectives: Understand the different types of Leadership Democratic Autocratic Laissez Faire Know what situations different leadership style is best suited to It is a full lesson with table completion task and scenarios to use with students to check their understanding and as usual, a starter and also a plenary.
Spread Sheets 1 - The Basics - Maths Functions / Simple Formatting
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Spread Sheets 1 - The Basics - Maths Functions / Simple Formatting

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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)
4 bit and 8 bit Binary Worksheets
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4 bit and 8 bit Binary Worksheets

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These are converting Binary to Decimal and Decimal to Binary. Also included are the teacher answer 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!
Business Taboo - Full set of Cards for 6 Key Areas of Focus - Keywords and Revision Focus.
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Business Taboo - Full set of Cards for 6 Key Areas of Focus - Keywords and Revision Focus.

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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)
Computing Businesses Posters
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Computing Businesses Posters

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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