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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!)

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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!)
Business Plans - GCSE Business Studies Full Lesson
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Business Plans - GCSE Business Studies Full Lesson

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This lesson / resource is from Unit 1 - Understanding Business Activity and looks specifically at Business Plans . To see this lesson in a full scheme of work, GCSE can be found here / A Level and IB can be found here I normally teach this in Year 10 and it has been designed for GCSE with the following learning objectives: Know what a Business Plan is and why a person might write one. Understand what is required in writing a business plan and the features of one. Assess the problems a business might have if they do not have a business plan This download includes: Full lesson PowerPoint Round robin / search type activity Lesson plan All necessary resources to run the lesson are included in this download and this links back to earlier topics (enterprise / Entrepreneurs and Added Value) and also to later topics such as Legal Structures / Marketing. 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 <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 (or improvement for this resource), feel free to contact me. Please do leave a review! The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor Click here to see other resources in my shop
Market Growth and Market Share - Marketing - AS / A2 / A Level / IB Full Lesson
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Market Growth and Market Share - Marketing - AS / A2 / A Level / IB Full Lesson

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This lesson / resource is about **Market Growth and Market Share ** with the following learning objectives and been designed for A Level / IB Diploma: Learning objectives/Outcomes: Understand the difference between market growth and market share Know how to assess the main features of markets (size / share growth/potential) Understand how market share and market leadership can influence a business This download includes: A fun starter to introduce the topic A full lesson PowerPoint Questions to check understanding of calculating Market Growth and Market Share A Case Study for Discussion with questions and mark scheme All necessary resources to run the lesson are included in this download and all my lessons are for a double lesson i.e. to take around 1hour and fifty minutes so they can be separated into two single lessons if required. 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 (2019) See my other resources for Business Studies, Computer Science and ICT here
Stock Control / Inventory Management - Full lesson -AS/A2/IB Diploma
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Stock Control / Inventory Management - Full lesson -AS/A2/IB Diploma

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This lesson / resource is for **Stock Control / Inventory Management ** with the following learning objectives and been designed for AS/AS/IB Business Studies. Learning objectives/Outcomes: Know different types of stock Know the advantages and disadvantages of holding stock Understand what is meant by each of the key terms associated with the traditional stock control system. Understand the use of Just In Time (JIT) stock control This lesson covers everything needed to fully understand, apply and evaluate Stock Control / Inventory Management methods . This download includes: A full lesson PowerPoint Student example of an essay on the case study Case Study All necessary resources to run the lesson are included in this download and all my lessons are for a double lesson i.e. to take around 1 hour and fifty minutes so they can be separated into two single lessons if required. 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 (2020) See my other resources for Business Studies, Computer Science and ICT here
Social Enterprises -Full lesson -AS/A2/IB Diploma
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Social Enterprises -Full lesson -AS/A2/IB Diploma

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This lesson / resource covers ** Social Enterprises** with the following learning objectives and been designed for AS/AS/IB Business Studies. Learning objectives/Outcomes: Understand the range and aims of social enterprises Know how a social enterprise might be different to a “for profit” business Know how to define the triple bottom line and assess a business This lesson covers everything needed to fully understand the Public and Private Sectors. This download includes: A full lesson PowerPoint Engaging Starter Two short Case Studies Research Activities for students Student Example All necessary resources to run the lesson are included in this download and all my lessons are for a double lesson i.e. to take around 1 hour and fifty minutes so they can be separated into two single lessons if required. 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 (2019) See my other resources for Business Studies, Computer Science and ICT here
Leadership Styles - Full lesson -AS/A2/IB Diploma
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Leadership Styles - Full lesson -AS/A2/IB Diploma

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This lesson / resource is for **Leadership Styles ** with the following learning objectives and been designed for AS/AS/IB Business Studies. To see this lesson in a full scheme of work, GCSE can be found here / A Level and IB can be found here Learning objectives/Outcomes: Understand different leadership styles and how they are different Autocratic\ Laissez Faire\Democratic\Situational\Paternalistic\Bureaucratic Understand how different leadership styles can be applied in Business situations This download includes: A full lesson PowerPoint Leadership questionnaire for students to see what type of leader they might be Groupwork task of all leadership styles Short scenarios to choose which leadership style is the most appropriate All necessary resources to run the lesson are included in this download and all my lessons are for a double lesson i.e. to take around 1 hour and fifty minutes so they can be separated into two single lessons if required. 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 (2020) See my other resources for Business Studies, Computer Science and ICT here
Sole Traders and Limited Companies - Types of Business Organisation - GCSE Full Lesson
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Sole Traders and Limited Companies - Types of Business Organisation - GCSE Full Lesson

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This lesson / resource is about ** Types of Business Organisations** with the following learning objectives and been designed for GCSE / iGCSE Business Studies. This is lesson 1 of 2 to cover Business Organisations (the second lesson covers partnerships and briefly introduces the concepts of Franchises and Joint Ventures and allows more reflection and practice on Sole Traders and Limited Companies which is available here) To see this lesson in a full scheme of work, GCSE can be found here / A Level and IB can be found here Learning objectives/Outcomes: Know the difference between Sole Trader and a Limited company Know the two different types of Limited Companies Understand the importance of Limited Liability. This download includes: A starter A full lesson PowerPoint A Reading Pack with reflective questions to discuss All necessary resources to run the lesson are included in this download and all my lessons are for a double lesson i.e. to take around 1hour and fifty minutes so they can be separated into two single lessons if required. 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 (2019) See my other resources for Business Studies, Computer Science and ICT here
Business Studies Classroom Poster Pack 1
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Business Studies Classroom Poster Pack 1

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A3 Business Posters collected into one place for all the most common concepts in GCSE/A Level and IB Business Studies. For £5.50 for 12 posters (that’s less than 50p per poster!) Posters so far: Lewin’s ForceField Analysis Product Life Cycle SWOT Analysis Business Cycle / Economic Cycle Cashflow Forecasts Stakeholder Mapping Breakeven Porter’s Five Forces PEST Analysis Ansoff Matrix Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Boston Matrix is available as a free download here Coming soon Balance Sheets Income Statements Pack 2 is available here includes: Blake Mouton Leadership Grid Tannenbaum Schmidt Continuum of Leadership Carroll’s Corporate Social Responsibility pyramid Elkington’s Triple Bottom Line Risk Evaluation and Contingency Planning Coming soon: Hofstede’s national cultures Bowman’s strategic clock Kaplan and Norton’s Balanced Scorecard Capacity utilisation Bartlett and Ghoshal’s strategies If you need any topics in particular, please let me know in the comments.
Cashflow Spreadsheet
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Cashflow Spreadsheet

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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, 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
Student Random Name Selector Spreadsheet
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Student Random Name Selector Spreadsheet

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This resource is a great way of randomly choosing a student from your class and can be set up with multiple classes to choose from. Most of my resources are for Business or Computing Related Topics but this activity can be used from any subject! 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 (2019) See my other resources for Business Studies, Computer Science and ICT here
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)
Effect of inflation and cost of living
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Effect of inflation and cost of living

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Students look at prices for a variety of goods and discuss what the price was in 1970. They fill in the table with what they think the prices were and then discuss why prices may have changed paying particular attention to inflation
Decision Trees  - AS / A2 / IB Business Studies - Full Lesson
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Decision Trees - AS / A2 / IB Business Studies - Full Lesson

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This lesson / resource is about <strong> Decision Trees </strong>. All my lessons are for a double lesson i.e. to take around 1hour and fifty minutes so they can be separated into two single lessons if required. This lesson is intended to introduce Decision Trees are tool for a business to make decisions. It has been designed for the A Level OR IB Business Studies with the following learning objectives: • Understand the purpose of decision trees • Know how to construct a Decision Tree • Understand how decision trees can be used to choose between options • Know the benefits and disadvantages of decision trees This download includes: • A full lesson PowerPoint • An electronic puzzle for a starter activity • 2 worked examples to use with students • A worksheet with a more difficult and complicated case study (with differentiated sheet if needed) 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 <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 (or improvement for this resource), feel free to contact me. Please do leave a review! The contents of this page and all downloaded materials are copyrighted Harvey Taylor (2018) Click here to see other resources in my shop
Sources of Finance Scenarios: What Factors need to be considered choosing finance A Level/IB Diploma
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Sources of Finance Scenarios: What Factors need to be considered choosing finance A Level/IB Diploma

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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. This resource is aimed at Year 12/13 so is perfect for A Level and IB Diploma. I have another resource with much simpler resources for GCSE students. 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. 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 (2019) See my other resources for Business Studies, Computer Science and ICT here
Input Devices - Full lesson -  Computer Science / ICT GCSE
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Input Devices - Full lesson - Computer Science / ICT GCSE

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Full lesson with presentation, activities AND a great crossword (with answers) as extension / homework. I use this for GCSE and it's a full double lesson (about 1 hour 20 to 1 hour 50) Learning Objectives Know about different kinds of input devices Know how to choose the best type of input device for certain tasks This lesson is followed by a lesson on Output Devices and then Sensors (also available on TES)
Human Resources - Roleplays - AS+A2 level - Redundancy / Downsizing / Resignation / Termination
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Human Resources - Roleplays - AS+A2 level - Redundancy / Downsizing / Resignation / Termination

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This is a set of five roleplays that cover a variety of different situations. Students can either work in pairs (one as the HR manager and one as the member of staff) OR you can appoint different HR managers to carry out their roles while being observed of the other students (this works particularly well!) It’s a great way to bring HRM to life and the topics cover five of the most common situations (Poor punctuality might even apply to some of your current students!) The situations covered are: Poor Punctuality Terminating Employment Resignation Dismissal Closure/Relocation of Business
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 Marginal and Absorption costing . 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: Full lesson PowerPoint Scenario (with answers in the powerpoint) for Full Costing 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
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** to cover GCSE specifications with the following learning objectives: **Learning objectives/Outcomes**: * Understand different leadership styles and how they are different Autocratic\ Laissez Faire\Democratic\Situational\Paternalistic\Bureaucratic * Understand how different leadership styles can be applied in Business situations **This download includes**: * A full lesson PowerPoint * Printable Kinesthetic task * Group work scenarios to check understanding of leadership styles All necessary resources to run the lesson are included in this download and all my lessons are for a double lesson i.e. to take around 1 hour and fifty minutes so they can be separated into two single lessons if required. 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 (2020) See my other resources for Business Studies, Computer Science and ICT [here](https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/haltest)
Stakeholders - GCSE Business Full Lesson  - internal/external stakeholders + interest and conflicts
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Stakeholders - GCSE Business Full Lesson - internal/external stakeholders + interest and conflicts

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This lesson / resource is about Stakeholders in a Business . It has been designed for the GCSE specification with the following learning objectives: • To be able to define a ‘stakeholder’ • To be able to identify the interests of stakeholders • To be able to give an example of a conflict between stakeholders This download includes: • A full lesson PowerPoint • Printable sheets for 2 activities • A Case STudy for discussion The lesson is centered around students defining and clarifying their knowledge of what a Stakeholder is, looking at whether they are internal or external stakeholders. They then look at how stakeholders have different interests that sometimes align or conflict before moving onto discussion of a business case study. 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)
Recruitment and Selection - GCSE Business Studies - 2 Full Lessons
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Recruitment and Selection - GCSE Business Studies - 2 Full Lessons

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This lesson / resource covers Recruitment and Selection with the following learning objectives and been designed for GCSE Business Studies. This resource has two lessons and covers all aspect of Recruitment and Selection. Lesson 1 Learning objectives/Outcomes: Know the difference between Full Time and Part Time staff Understand why businesses might use External / Internal Recruitment Understand the process by which businesses recruit staff Recruitment / Selection Know all the different steps to recruit staff Lesson 2 Learning objectives/Outcomes: Understand the difference between a Job Description, Person Specification and Job Advert Know the features of what makes a good and bad recruitment document The Resource also covers: Full time and Part time staff Internal and External Recruitment Interviews CV basics This download includes: A full lesson PowerPoint 2 activities - Internal and External Recruitment Sort Order of Recruitment Process Task Design a Job Description / Person Specification / Job Advert Group Task Select the best candidate from a Shortlist task Wordsearch All necessary resources to run the lesson are included in this download and all my lessons are for a double lesson i.e. to take around 1 hour and fifty minutes so they can be separated into two single lessons if required. 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 (2020) See my other resources for Business Studies, Computer Science and ICT here
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