This bundle includes a variety of lesson and homework resources to teach the GCSE Business Growth topic.
When teaching this topic, I personally use the A3 sheet as feature lesson, and use the worksheets as introduction and revision lessons in order to reinforce learning.
This resource bundle includes:
* An A3 activity sheet
* A high definition PowerPoint presentation.
The aim of this presentation is to use the sensational success of Fortnite (a massively multiplayer online game where players drop in to a battlefield and only the best survives) to communicate the theory behind Ansoff’s Matrix and immerse students in the strategic decision making of Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite.
In this pack are three worksheets which cover the "Price" element of the Marketing Mix.
Elements covered by these worksheets include; Demand, Price Skimming, Price Penetration, Cost-Plus Pricing, Competitive Pricing and Loss Leader pricing.
Each of these sheets also feature a number activities which require research and/or written answers.
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These two colourful worksheets are designed to be used in A3 formats.
I have used them with my A2 class, however they are both in Microsoft Word (.docx) format, so you can edit these to suit yourself!
These work very well as a revision resource and students can use these both in class, or for a homework activity. Concepts covered in these resources include:
- Interest Rates
- Exchange Rates
- Monetary and Fiscal Policy
- Types of and Reasons for Government Spending
- International Trade
This teaching/revision resource is suitable for any level (GCSE, AS and A Level) studying sources of finance.
It has been designed with the AQA AS specification in mind, however can easily be used for any other version of the course.
Lesson objectives - Understand sources of finance available to start businesses.
The following resources are included with this pack:
1 x A3 Worksheet - Sources of Finance and Ownership structures. Worksheet flows logically through describe, analyse and evaluate tasks.
1 x PowerPoint - Features cards that can be laminated, cut up and handed out to students for question time. Also features individual slides for each ownership structure and source of finance for class discussion. Finally, the last slide of the PowerPoint has 3 x 4 mark questions to test student learning and grasp of the topic.
Note: this is a revision resource, so does not include notes about each structure or source of finance.
This resource is an A3 sheet that can be used to teach Porters 5 Forces to AS/A2 students.
Personally, I take my students through this, just projecting the sheet on to my screen and discussing each of the forces and the factors within them. This could also be used as an independent or revision activity, allowing students to discuss or reflect on how each factor would contribute to the force.
In this bundle you will receive:
- A starter activity, allowing students to identify strengths and weaknesses of a small business.
- A SWOT lesson activity, relating to Primark. All content notes included.
- A lesson activity linking vision statements and corporate objectives, using IKEA as a case study.
- A PowerPoint that goes with the IKEA lesson.
I have used these lessons with both GCSE and A level classes.
This worksheet looks at the "Product" element of the Marketing Mix and focuses on Product Failures, Product Design and the Product Life-cycle, using a McDonald's theme.
This lesson works best if students have access to the internet (via a laptop or even a mobile device) as there is a research element involved about product failures. If students do not have internet access, this could be completed as a homework activity.
An introductory lesson to Motivation and the Hierarchy of needs.
Works best as a 3 student group task, but can also be completed independently.
Students have an A3 sheet to work from, and four "Rounds" where the scenario or story line changes, asking them to consider how they would motivate their band of survivors. Each of these stages reflect a tier of Maslow's Hierarchy of needs.
Optional extra: If you choose to complete this activity in teams, you can turn this into a "Survival of the Fittest" style competition where teams are rewarded for good teamwork and punished for negativity, poor work ethic and poor team working skills. The "Zombie-Cards" file has premade cards that can be used for this purpose.
This resource is suitable for both GCSE and A Level Business Studies.
This pack contains:
1. A PowerPoint presentation that contains all notes and exercises needed for the Stock Control topic for both A Level Students and GCSE Students,
2. A PDF version of the PowerPoint so that students can be provided with the exercises on an A4 page, if the teacher wishes to do so.
In this lesson students will:
- Engage in a competitive production line activity
- Identify methods of improving productivity in a production process
- Explain the benefits and drawbacks of Division of Labour
- Analyse the wider impacts of Quality Control on a business.
Included in this pack is an A3 sheet which covers all content (key definitions), learning activities and exemplar exam questions on Organisation Structure. Also included is a self-evaluation sheet that would be suitable for a recap style activity or as a homework task.
In this package is the financial statements of Apple Inc and a worksheet requiring students to calculate financial ratios. Financial ratios included are gross profit margin, net profit margin, return on capital employed, current ratio (quick ratio) and acid-test ratio.
This bundle includes content notes and an attached task on "External Shocks" and the impact they have upon Demand and Supply. This is suitable for AS level and an able GCSE group.
The "External Shock" being investigated is the recent terrorist action in Brussels, Belgium. The case study looks at how this external shock would impact the demand for Eurostar services in and out of the capital city.
In this lesson students will:
- Identify the factors that combine to create a successful product.
- Identify how a business can monetise a product.
- Explain why it is important for a business to diversify their product portfolio.
- Explain possible “barriers to entry” for a new product.
Included in this pack are two accounting/finance booklets.
The booklets are the same in essence, however the "Lower Ability" file has been simplified slightly to accommodate those students who struggle with finance.
The booklets cover:
Sales, costs and profit calculations.
Trading and profit and loss accounts.
Balance sheets (Statement of financial position).
Performance ration analysis (and calculations).
Liquidity ratio analysis (and calculations).
This pack includes a presentation and A3 lesson sheet on the content area of "Protecting staff through legislation". This was initially created for the AQA specification, but may be appropriate for all UK based GCSE courses.
THIS LESSON IS MY FAVOURITE LESSON OF THE YEAR - A LESSON OBSERVATION FAVOURITE.
This lesson is suitable for GCSE students learning about lean production.
It uses a game I have named "Pizza Chef" to teach Kanban and Kaizen techniques.
Students will discover how reducing waste both makes them more productive and lowers the cost of production.
This pack includes:
1. A PowerPoint presentation with the activity and the linked notes about Kanban.
2. A word document with the "Orders" that students will have to fill as part of their production process.
In this activity bundle you receive a lesson activity that can be used to teach (or as revision) the GCSE Finance topic.
The PDF (and modifiable XLS) includes the summarised income statement and balance sheet for Apple PLC for 5 years.
The worksheet provides descriptions, formulae and space for workings for each the:
- Gross Profit Margin
- Net Profit Margin
- Return on Capital Employed