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A rambling collection of Business and Applied Business resources, with some whole school and curriculum admin bits drizzled on top for good measure

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A rambling collection of Business and Applied Business resources, with some whole school and curriculum admin bits drizzled on top for good measure
Leadership & Management 2 hour lesson including activities
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Leadership & Management 2 hour lesson including activities

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A resource to designed to meet the needs of the 7132 Alevel Business AQA specification; Section 2.1: Management and Leadership. The resource contains a 28 slide PowerPoint driven by visuals, to which I have added my delivery notes along the bottom including links to media and when activities are undertaken. The content was delivered over two one hour lessons and includes; A discussion of what a manager is/does How managers and leaders differ Bennis Leadership Traits activities Leadership profiling based on trait theory The main leadership styles (Autocratic to Laissez-faire) The Tannenbaum-Schmidt Continuum The Blake Mouton Grid Included in the resources here are a ppt (including printable resource slides); a five page key notes hand-out with space for notes (I have never been a fan of getting students copying from the board); and a Blake-Mouton questionnaire for students to identify where they are on the grid.
Student-Led Self Evalution & Target Setting Form
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Student-Led Self Evalution & Target Setting Form

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A useful assessment and reflection tool, that comes in three parts. (The example is for Business but it will work with any AO led assessment) After an extended piece of writing / assessment, students immediately offer a rating on how well they were anle to access the AO's that were assessed. They can then add a comment to support this. This is actually very infomrative before you mark the piece, as you get an insight into how the student found it and how they self-assess their performance to be. The second section (note the smallest) allows a teacher mark (broken down by AO if you want) and simple comment - NOT a target. The third section is for the student to reflect on their progress inlight of your comment and the marked piece and then to set themselves SMART targets of how they can improve. This section also allows a tick to show whether they have acheived it (an OfSted pleaser for progress over time).
BUSS4  AQA Business: Developing Analysis and Application Skills Activity
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BUSS4 AQA Business: Developing Analysis and Application Skills Activity

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A paired activity for students, that uses a piece of stimulus material which lacks either AO2 application (Dave Appleby's answer) or AO3 analysis (Annalise L’Mited’s answer). Students review the answer and associated teacher notes to identify what is wrong with the answer, and to use this to rewrite it with the missing analyis / application with the aim of arriving at GAP/GAN. The stimulus material is based on a 40m Section B essay question. One argument is provided and after development can be used to develop counter points and ultimately a final conclusion.
GCSE Business (Edexcel) Unit 1 Mindmaps
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GCSE Business (Edexcel) Unit 1 Mindmaps

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Exactly what it says in the title! In PPT format so that they can be tweaked or repurposed - the mindmap itself is an image however. If there are any errors let me know, they have been checked but you never know! Designed not to be fully comprehensive as I use them as a wall display - they could form the basis of a starting point for student notes.
GCSE Business Revision Game (Edexcel 5BS01)
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GCSE Business Revision Game (Edexcel 5BS01)

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A PowerPoint based quiz. Click on the number to select a random question (based on past papers) - once finished, click on the man and you come back to the number board to go again (the already chosen numbers fade out). Simple. You can use this as one at a time "pick a number challenge"; "teams challenge" etc... All slides can be edited to change the questions - you can add what ever you like; as long as the number board and man are not deleted you can put what ever you like on the slides. Perhaps make the colours relevant to more and less able students, or for different sub modules within the course. The options are boundless. Feel free to use and modify as you see fit.
Increasing Productivity and Efficiency 2 hour lesson including activities
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Increasing Productivity and Efficiency 2 hour lesson including activities

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A resource to designed to meet the needs of the 7132 Alevel Business AQA specification; Section 4.3: Increasing efficiency and productivity The resource contains a 13 slide PowerPoint driven by visuals, to which I have added my delivery notes along the bottom including links to media and when activities are undertaken. All resources can be edited as required. The content was delivered over two one hour lessons and includes; A literacy task composing a tweet to define efficiency or productivity A numeracy task involving calculating operations data to identify trends linked to efficiency and productivity Introduction of economies and diseconomies of scale A sequential consideration of how capacity, productivity and lean production can be used to improve efficiency and productivity Contextual tasks to put together a package to increase the productivity of a lazy six former Two linked video case studies – [c.20 minutes in total and requires YouTube access] to consider the changes in operational approach in factories 50 years apart with a student worksheet. Included in the resources here are a ppt (including printable resource slides); a five page key notes hand-out with space for notes and activities (I have never been a fan of getting students copying from the board).
BUSS3 Finance in a Nutshell Revision Sheets
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BUSS3 Finance in a Nutshell Revision Sheets

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A series of printable summaries - if done on a double sided print out each on e is double sided. Summaries key meaning, and features exam tips for BUSS3! Download includes : Balance Sheet in a Nutshell Income Statement in a Nutshell Investment Appraisal in a Nutshell Liquidity Ratios in a Nutshell Shareholders Ratios in a Nutshell Efficiency Ratios in a Nutshell (Does not include Profitability as this is an AS concept)
Interactive Quiz of the Year 2017
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Interactive Quiz of the Year 2017

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An interactive (don't worry all instructions are in the notes panel for each slide) 23 slide PowerPoint based quiz covering a range of things from 2017. Sufficient rounds and activities for an hour - but could be cut into separate shorter sessions easily. I have included some images in the files attached to give a preview. Included are; Two rounds of family fortunes (including all noises and clickable answers) - you could take this and make more rounds [festive or not] from this template... An advent calendar of sports to name the winners of blue ribband events this year around the world... A number of 'mystery' people from 2017 that appear from behind a myriad of Christmas decorations covering their face... A round of matching the key events to given dates ... A round of can you spot the celebrity with a Christmas birthday?... A round of spot the winners from the reality TV shows of the year... Two rounds of higher or lower based on key numbers from 2017... The obligatory music round - spot the lyrics from the songs released this year with sound bite samples of the originals... And five rounds of 'word of the year' based on Countdown's letters game - another template you could easily adapt which includes working clock and 30 second music. I have decided to charge for this resource as it has taken me seven hours to compile (albeit on a snow day!). I have not included a scoring system, as every class is different. But I think that this would lend itself well to teams - the choice though I have left to you! Enjoy.
Exam Pack - Unit 11 AQA A2 Applied Business  (BS11)
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Exam Pack - Unit 11 AQA A2 Applied Business (BS11)

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An editable exam pack that features the following ; An overview of the exam (including dates, structure, timing and key tips) Breakdown of levels of response marks in BS11, and how to achieve them* A list of common trigger words to show exam skills required in responses* Outline revision strategies* A learning styles questionnaire and suggested strategies to suit based on VAK learning styles* Revision Activities All past paper case studies and questions dating back to June 2007 (11 papers) [*Please note: These features are common to other exam packs I have uploaded]
Stakeholder 2 hour lesson including activities
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Stakeholder 2 hour lesson including activities

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A resource to designed to meet the needs of the 7132 Alevel Business AQA specification; Section 2.3: Stakeholders. The resource contains a 16 slide PowerPoint driven by visuals, to which I have added my delivery notes along the bottom including links to media and when activities are undertaken. All resources can be edited as required. The content was delivered over two one hour lessons and includes; A student focused started of who their ‘stakeholders’ might be A short crossword activity to identify common business stakeholders and their needs Introduction of stakeholder maps and application to the role-play Consideration of how organisations may differ the focus of communication with key stakeholders An extended whole class role play activity looking at conflicting and convergent stakeholder needs in the context of a planning permission meeting for a new McDonalds restaurant A homework research task A video case study – [54 minutes and requires YouTube access] to consider the role of ethics in stakeholder mapping, and pull the threads of stakeholder theory together. Included in the resources here are a ppt (including printable resource slides); a six page key notes hand-out with space for notes and activities (I have never been a fan of getting students copying from the board).
Effective People Management Project
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Effective People Management Project

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A project based resource for EDEXCEL GCSE Business (2009) Unit 3, Topic 4 - Effective Project Management, although I am sure it works for all new specs pending small edits. An extended project designed to be completed in 7-8 hours as both class and homework tasks, this also revises Unit 1 Recruitment, Training and Motivation. The focus is the application of HR topics to a students own imagined SME with 15-20 employees. The project includes flipped learning of all Unit 3 Topic 4 content, although this can be modified (Task Sheet is in word format to allow you to edit) which is reinforced with nine activities that contextualise the topics into the students imagined business. Activities include; Sort card recruitment process Creating a simple Job Description and Person Spec for a new starter Identification of how that role will be trained on and off the job Creating an organisation structure for the company Identifying the motivational needs of the workers (Maslow) Identification of key communication concepts for a chosen staff member Creation of a twitter conversation to illustrate barriers to communication Development of a remuneration package for two contrasting employees Notes: I have not included the text book extracts referred to due to copyright - but have included web links that cover the key aspects. The timeframe you will no doubt want to edit - so I have highlighted this yellow on the first page of the worksheet to draw your attention to it.
Social Science A Level Subject Knowledge Audits
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Social Science A Level Subject Knowledge Audits

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A set of five teacher "Subject Knowledge Audits" for the A level (Sept 2015 onwards) 'Social Science' subjects; Business (AQA 7132) Computer Science (OCR H446) Economics (AQA 7136) Psychology (AQA 7182) Sociology (AQA 7192) These have been produced to allow a RAG+ rating of all aspects of the A level curriculum coverage of each specification in a self-calculating spread sheet optimised for printing if required. A rating is entered as a number 1,2,3,4, or 5 against each element. The 'Analysis' tab compiles all of the information onto one page to allow; an overview of CPD need; identification of delivery responsibility and inform subject priority. The RAG+ rating (which can be edited) defines as: 5 (Purple) I have expertise in this topic; I would be confident to provide CPD in this area; I know how to deliver this content to allow students to confidently access full marks in exams. 4 (Blue) I have very secure subject knowledge in this area; I know how this topic area will be assessed in exams 3 (Green) I understand the key features of this topic, but would need to spend some time brushing up on aspects before delivering it; I would welcome chance to discuss this topic in the department to clarify some points; I have not taught this topic before, and may not be able to answer some student questions. 2 (Amber) I have an outline understanding of the topic but would need support to feel confident enough to teach it; I would feel uncomfortable if students asked stretching questions in this area. 1 (Red) I am unfamiliar with this topic, and would not be able to deliver it without significant preparation which may include internal/external support. Teachers can add comments against each section when a RAG+ rating does not allow a representative picture. The two images in the files section will give you a preview of a completed audit for Business.
Ratio Analysis Answer Calculator
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Ratio Analysis Answer Calculator

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An Excel 2010 spreadsheet, that allows you to change the 'blue' cells to reflect any stimulus material. The spreadsheet will then calculate the following formulas to give the answers for the four sets of ratios (liquidity, efficiency, profitability and shareholder ratios); Current Ratio Acid Test Ratio ROCE % Asset Turnover Inventory Turnover Payables Days Receivables Days Gearing DPS Dividend Yield The 'Your Response' column turns green when the correct answer is entered (as per the d.p indicated). The correct answers can also be seen by pressing the 'Show Answers' button, and hidden again by pressing 'hide'.
Exam Pack - Unit 4 AQA AS Applied Business (BS04)
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Exam Pack - Unit 4 AQA AS Applied Business (BS04)

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An editable exam pack that features the following ; An overview of the exam (including dates, structure, timing and key tips) Breakdown of levels of response marks in BS04, and how to achieve them* A list of common trigger words to show exam skills required in responses* Outline revision strategies* A learning styles questionnaire and suggested strategies to suit based on VAK learning styles* Revision Activities All past paper case studies and questions dating back to January 2007 (12 papers) [*Please note: These features are common to other exam packs I have uploaded]
Exam Pack - Unit 12 AQA A2 Applied Business  (BS12)
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Exam Pack - Unit 12 AQA A2 Applied Business (BS12)

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An editable exam pack that features the following ; An overview of the exam (including dates, structure, timing and key tips) Breakdown of levels of response marks in BS12, and how to achieve them* A list of common trigger words to show exam skills required in responses* Outline revision strategies* A learning styles questionnaire and suggested strategies to suit based on VAK learning styles* Revision Activities All past paper case studies and questions dating back to January 2007 (14 papers) [*Please note: These features are common to other exam packs I have uploaded]
Applied Business BS08 Assignment & Resources
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Applied Business BS08 Assignment & Resources

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A proven and refined task sheet (and supplementary appendix material) that has been used successfully over a number of years to deliver outstanding results in Unit 8 (including over 20% A* each year and regular 70 mark pieces). The assignment has been broken down into 14 parts to aid management of the unit, and includes 'exploded' and additional guidance in the form of ten detailed appendices. Also included is a range of PowerPoint's used to introduce and deliver the content, as well as a support spread sheet that has been developed to simplify the financial considerations. The spread sheet is available as a separate download if needed.
GCSE Business Exam Skills Lessons
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GCSE Business Exam Skills Lessons

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Resources to help deliver the principles of 'Knowledge, Application, Analysis and Evaluation' at GCSE Business Studies. The resources are designed to be fun and engaging, and meet a range of learning styles. Student notes to accompany each presentation with space for activities to be recorded are included. Although this resource supports Edexcel 5BS03, I deliver it in year 10 to be able to get my classes writing effectively early. As such you may want to tweak the subject of questions to suit. Each resource can be edited fully to meet a groups needs, and I have included notes at the foot of each resource to explain how they are intended to be used, including how to run the range of activities each is reinforced with. I would recommend reading the notes at the bottom of each slide beforehand to know when sugar paper, scissors glue and cut-ups need to be pre-prepared! The two presentations (33 slides) cover approximately three hours of learning; I delivered the assessment objectives PowerPoint over two one hour lessons. The model answer provided is based on a case study in the 'Unit 1: Introduction to Business' book - ISBN 978-1-8469-0496-7.
BS08 Self-calculating Financial Documents Template
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BS08 Self-calculating Financial Documents Template

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A set of nine linked worksheets which can be used to produce a full set of accounts, including all of the financial planning documents needed for the AQA A2 Applied Business BS08 portfolio. The document makes use of detailed formulas and drop-down menus to minimise data input to the following requirements. 1) Sales Forecast 2) Operations (Costs) Forecast 3) Start-up Costs (including appropriate sources of finance required) From the above data the following can be automatically produced... 4) Break Even Forecast (including graph) 5) Cash Flow Forecast for the start-up phase (3 month) and first year trading 6) Profit & Loss Account (Income Statement) for the first year 7) Balance Sheet for the first day of trading 8) Ratio Analysis (includes NPM, GPM, ROCE, and Gearing) 9) Payback Calculation Each page is protected to stop students deleting important formulas, but there is no password!
Investment Appraisal Answer Calculator
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Investment Appraisal Answer Calculator

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An Excel 2010 worksheet that allows you to fill in the intial investment and cash flows information for up to four five year investments. The worksheet then shows on separate tabs the Payback period; Average Rate of Return (ARR) and Net Present Value (NPV) of the investments. The NPV discount rate can be chosen (between 1% & 15%) with a discount factor to 3d.p. used to complete the calcuations. This can be used to allow the generation and easy checking unlimited practice scenarios.
KS4 Demand, Supply and commodities lesson with 'Gold Exchange' activity
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KS4 Demand, Supply and commodities lesson with 'Gold Exchange' activity

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A resource designed to meet the needs of the GCSE Edexcel Business specification; Unit 1 Topic 5 - but could be used outside of this as a general introduction to supply and demand. The resource contains a PowerPoint driven by visuals, to which I have added my delivery notes along the bottom including how and when activities are undertaken. All resources can be edited as required. The content was delivered over a one hour lesson and includes; A spot the 'commodity' sorting task A guess the price of the commodity game Notes to define commodity, supply and demand -including external links to exemplify the impact on price A 'gold exchange' whole class activity A comparison of two businesses to assess the impact of changing commodity prices on business costs Included in the resources here are a ppt (including printable resource slides); a two page key notes hand-out with space for notes and activities (I have never been a fan of getting students copying from the board).