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Former teacher of Economics, Politics & Business Studies in Madrid, Spain (journalist at The Times, Sunday Times & MoneySavingExpert.com in a previous life)

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A-level Microeconomics bundle: Unit 3 (Edexcel) - Business Behaviour (11 lessons + worksheets)
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A-level Microeconomics bundle: Unit 3 (Edexcel) - Business Behaviour (11 lessons + worksheets)

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Bundle of 11 microeconomics lessons covering chapters 1-7 (Types & Sizes of Business; Revenue, Costs & Profit) of Edexcel A-level Economics: student book 2 (Unit 3: Business Behaviour). Each lesson includes a PowerPoint (plus worksheets/activities): Lesson 1: Types of Business Lesson 2: Size of Business Lesson 3: Business objectives Lesson 4: Revenue Lesson 5: Costs Lesson 6: Costs (part 2) Lesson 7: Short-run cost curves Lesson 8: Internal economies & diseconomies of scale Lesson 9: External economies & diseconomies of scale Lesson 10: Normal & supernormal profit Lesson 11: Costs & revenue curves Individual lessons (plus more Economics, Politics and Business Studies material) can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/smith_michael
Net present value (A-level Business)
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Net present value (A-level Business)

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For previous lessons see: Payback period: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12796450 ARR: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12796575 Quick lesson on Net Present Value (NPV) used with my Year 13 Business students. Includes: Starter quiz suggestion Discounted payback (worked example and practice questions) NPV (worked example and practice questions) Answers Finance topic revision videos playlist
Organisation structure (A-level Business)
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Organisation structure (A-level Business)

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A-level Business Studies lesson on Organisation Structure (Cambridge, Unit 2) used with my Year 13 students. Includes: Starter task Powerpoint (with various learner tasks throughout) Practice questions Lesson covers hierarchical and matrix structures (advantages and disadvantages of), span of control, chain of command, delegation, and pros and cons of centralised and decentralised structures. Part two on delayering here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12592361 4-lesson bundle for teaching earlier chapter on Further Human Resource Management (Unit 2, Cambridge) here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12582582
Indirect tax & subsidies (AS-level Economics)
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Indirect tax & subsidies (AS-level Economics)

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AS Microeconomics lesson (Edexcel) covering indirect taxes & subsidies, used with my Year 12 students. Includes: PowerPoint (with explanations and learner activities) Starter Graph practice Practice questions (with answers) Enough for a double lesson (1h 50m). 15-lesson bundle covering the first 10 chapters of Edexcel Student Book 1 (introductory concepts, consumer behaviour and demand and supply) can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/as-level-microeconomics-bundle-edexcel-chapters-1-10-15-lessons-worksheets-12602164
YED, PED, XED: A-level Economics worksheet
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YED, PED, XED: A-level Economics worksheet

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A-level YED, PED, XED Microeconomics worksheet (with answers) Used with Year 12 for revision of Income Elasticity of Demand, Price Elasticity of Demand and Cross Elasticity of Demand. Took my students a full hour to complete
Externalities (AS-level Economics)
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Externalities (AS-level Economics)

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AS Microeconomics lesson (Edexcel) covering externalities, used with my Year 12 students. Includes: PowerPoint (with explanations and learner activities) Starter (Microeconomic definitions) Welfare loss graph practice worksheet Practice essay question (with mark scheme) Essay planning template Link to related FT article and documentary (YouTube) with task for students to apply their knowledge Enough for a double lesson (1h 50m). 15-lesson bundle covering the first 10 chapters of Edexcel Student Book 1 (introductory concepts, consumer behaviour and demand and supply) can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/as-level-microeconomics-bundle-edexcel-chapters-1-10-15-lessons-worksheets-12602164
Diagrams in AS Microeconomics: A-level Economics
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Diagrams in AS Microeconomics: A-level Economics

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Simply sheet for students to practice and explain the diagrams that they need to know in Microeconomics: PPFs; producer and consumer surplus; price ceilings/floors; negative externalities; indirect tax; subsidies & more. Used with my Year 12s for revision when near end of Unit 1: Markets in action. Easily filled an hour (with some left over for homework)
Theory X & Theory Y; emotional intelligence (AS-level Business)
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Theory X & Theory Y; emotional intelligence (AS-level Business)

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1-hour AS-level Business Studies lesson on McGregor’s Theory X & Theory Y and Emotional Intelligence (Cambridge, Unit 2) used with my Year 12 students. Includes: Starter task PowerPoint (with learning tasks) Practice questions Link to relevant 12-min video Homework essay question Previous lesson on leadership styles (autocratic, democratic etc) here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12579237 Earlier lesson on Mintzberg here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12579229
Voter behaviour and the media (12 lessons + worksheets & more)
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Voter behaviour and the media (12 lessons + worksheets & more)

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Bundle of 12 AS Politics lessons covering voter behaviour and the media module. Each lesson includes a PowerPoint (plus worksheets/activities): Lesson 1: Introduction to voter behaviour Lesson 2: ‘Typical’ party voters Lesson 3: Political data Lesson 4: Gender, ethnicity & education Lesson 5: Governing competence Lesson 6: Party manifestos Lesson 7: 1979 general election Lesson 8: Political advertising Lesson 9: British politics in the 1980s & 1990s Lesson 10: Tory sleaze Lesson 11: Influence of the media Lesson 12: Disillusion & apathy Also includes a list of recommended UK politics documentaries; and a set of 35 politics revision tips. Individual lessons (plus more Economics, Politics and Business Studies material) can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/smith_michael
Electoral systems: STV & SV (AS Politics)
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Electoral systems: STV & SV (AS Politics)

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Full lesson on Single transferable vote (STV) and supplementary vote (SV) electoral systems used with my Y12 Politics students (Edexcel), includes: PowerPoint (with learner activities) Pros and cons explained (plus comparisons with other electoral systems) Data & videos Table to complete Homework task Previous lessons below: FPTP (first-past-the-post): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12859872 AMS (additional member system): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12859879
Economics reading list
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Economics reading list

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Reading diary (with links to recommended books, websites, blogs, podcasts and interviews) for A-level Economics students. I update the Google doc each week with new material (so please comment with any recommendations that you have and I will add them in). I ask my students to read/listen to at least three pieces a week.
Revenue curves (A-level Economics)
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Revenue curves (A-level Economics)

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A-level Microeconomics lesson (Edexcel) on Revenue & revenue curves. Lesson covers total revenue, average revenue, marginal revenue, revenue curves and relationship between revenue and price elasticity. PowerPoint Starter task Worksheet to fill in Homework/class task (depending on length of lesson) Took my Y13s about 1.5 hours to complete - but could be done in an hour (or stretched to 2) Full shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/smith_michael
Influence of the media on voter behaviour (AS Politics)
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Influence of the media on voter behaviour (AS Politics)

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AS Politics lesson (Edexcel) on influence of the media. Full lesson includes: PowerPoint (with learner activities) Starter task (looking at newspaper support during previous UK elections) Links to list of UK politics documentaries Past paper essay question Essay planning template Previous lessons that may be of interest: Introduction to voter behaviour & the media): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12578155 ‘Typical’ party voters: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12578310 Understanding political data: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12580693 Ethnicity, gender & education: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12587224 Governing competence: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12591090 Party manifestos: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12591103 1979 UK general election: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12591105 Political advertising & single issue voting: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12591230 British politics in the 1980s & 1990s: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12600509 Tory sleaze: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/tory-sleaze-as-politics-12600514 Full shop for other Politics resources (as well as Economics and Business): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/smith_michael
Delayering & organisation structure (A-level Business)
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Delayering & organisation structure (A-level Business)

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Part 2 of my A-level Business Studies lessons on Organisation Structure (Cambridge, Unit 2) - used with my Year 13 students. Includes: Starter task Powerpoint (with various learner tasks throughout) Practice questions Lesson covers delayering (advantages and disadvantages of), growing a business’ formal structure and informal organisation structures. Part one of this lesson can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12590907 4-lesson bundle for teaching earlier chapter on Further Human Resource Management (Unit 2, Cambridge) here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12582582
Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies (Section 6): External influences on business activity (8 complete lessons)
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Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies (Section 6): External influences on business activity (8 complete lessons)

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Eight lessons covering Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies, Section 6 Each lesson is comfortably 1-hour long (what they don’t finish I set for homework) and includes a PowerPoint plus various activities and/or worksheets. Lesson 1 can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12494613 Lesson 2 can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12494998 Lesson 3 can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12495450 Lesson 4 can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12499066 Lesson 5 can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12505357 Lesson 6 can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12507546 Lesson 7 can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12509139 Lesson 8 can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12516750
Government failure (AS-level Economics)
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Government failure (AS-level Economics)

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AS-level Microeconomics lesson (Edexcel) on government failure used with my Y12 students. Includes: PowerPoint (with learner activities) Recap of market failure and government intervention Video about consequences of government failure (landfill tax) Case study (with annotated help) 20-mark question with essay planner Full shop for more Economics, Business & Politics resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/smith_michael
Functions of the price mechanism (AS-level Economics)
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Functions of the price mechanism (AS-level Economics)

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AS Microeconomics lesson (Edexcel) covering functions of the price mechanism, consumer surplus & producer surplus, used with my Year 12 students. Includes: PowerPoint (with learner activities) Question sheet Past paper practice question (with mark scheme) 7-lesson bundle covering chapters on consumer behaviour, demand, and supply can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12535155 8-lesson bundle for previous chapters (the economic problem; factors of production; functions of money; specialisation/division of labour; production possibility frontiers etc) is here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12528890
YED: Income elasticity of demand (AS-level Economics)
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YED: Income elasticity of demand (AS-level Economics)

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AS Microeconomics lesson (Edexcel) covering income elasticity of demand (YED). Full 1-hour lesson includes: Starter worksheet PowerPoint Activities Previous exam practice questions Worksheet Graph practice homework sheet 7-lesson bundle covering all chapters on consumer behaviour, demand, and supply can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12535155 8-lesson bundle for previous chapters (the economic problem; factors of production; functions of money; specialisation/division of labour; production possibility frontiers etc) is here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12528890
Ansoff Matrix (A-level Business)
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Ansoff Matrix (A-level Business)

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A-level Business Studies lesson (Cambridge) on the Ansoff Matrix used with my Year 13s. Includes: PowerPoint (with learner activities) Starter on strategic analysis techniques Ansoff Matrix explained Ansoff Matrix detailed example (Coca-Cola) Ansoff Matrix student task (with template) Strategic management glossary / worksheet Previous lessons: SWOT & PEST: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12621941 Boston Matrix: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12621952 Porter’s Five Forces: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12621959 More Business, Economics & Politics resources here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/smith_michael
20-mark essay mind maps (A-level Economics)
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20-mark essay mind maps (A-level Economics)

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Used this at the end of the Microeconomics course to help Year 13s plan their exam essays (Edexcel). Challenges students to make mind maps for a variety of past paper 20 mark essay questions (Unit 3, Edexcel). 10 past paper questions to do overall.