Business Growth and Co-ops

Business Growth and Co-ops

Detailed presentation featuring: Memory activity starter What is a co-operative/ social enterprise ? George Lucas visual puzzle What are the different ways a business can grow ? Horizontal/ lateral/ forwards and backwards vertical integration/ Diversification and all their relative advantages and disadvantages. George Lucas used to highlight Horizontal integration being Disney took over his company Lucasfilm and they are both competitors in film production industry. What is the difference between a Takeover and Merger ? Suitable for all abilities and syllabuses this one is OCR.
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Why learn RE ?

Why learn RE ?

Leaflet, poster or resource of another kind that could be used to encourage students to pick Religious Studies at A'level or equivalent. May also apply to Theology, Philosophy and Ethics. Offers students insights into the how interesting the subject is and the knowledge, understanding and skills they may develop from the subject as well as potential career opportunities. Useful for all exam boards and abilities.
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Globalisation

Globalisation

Starter activity on the UK car industry for a lesson on Globalisation. Opens with a fill in the missing words task followed by another brief list of famous British car companies and who owns them now, compared with the few that are still British owned. This could serve as a useful point for discussion. Useful for GCSE Business Studies/ Economics students at all levels/ examining boards (this one is OCR). It could also be used for A'level / BTEC and Access courses , but you would have to check the spec and adapt accordingly.
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Easyjet Comprehension Activity

Easyjet Comprehension Activity

Article on Easyjet and the secret behind their success with 4 accompanying questions. I use it teach about competitive markets. Students to read the article and then answer the questions. Marks for each question are included. Suitable for Business Studies students a GCSE level and all examining boards. Could also provide a basis for A'level. BTEC and Access courses but more would need to be added to make it suitable to the appropriate level.
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Break Even Analysis

Break Even Analysis

Presentation introducing the topic of Break Even analysis, presentation features: - A starter of visual clues asking students to work out the topic of the lesson today. - Definition of break even, with formula and advantages and disadvantages - Definition, explanation and formula on the Margin of Safety - A chart showing the break even point and asking the students to identify the break- even point. - A brief plenary asking students to work out the break even point one last time. Designed primarily for GCSE Business Studies students, but could easily be adapted for A levels, Access to Business and BTEC Business courses if you add more detail and information where and when appropriate. This was for OCR board but could be applied for all examining boards, though you would be advised to look at the specific spec.
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The European Union.

The European Union.

Powerpoint covering the advantages and disadvantages of EU membership to UK businesses. Further slides asking students to name the currencies of the countries before listing all 19 countries in the "Eurozone" and the ones that are not. Suitable for all GCSE Business Studies and all exam boards. May also be adapted for A ‘Level, BTEC and Access business courses but you would need to see relevant spec and add or take away information accordingly. This presentation may have to be changed and updated as Brexit develops.
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The Government and Environment

The Government and Environment

Powerpoint that features how the government protects the environment. Featuring: - A starter activity asking students to write a sentence using the word "Environment" in 10 words or less - Definition of Pressure Groups with visual examples - Example of a recycled Nokia mobile phone - How the government deals with the environment (3 slides) Suitable for all GCSE Business Studies and all exam boards. This one is for OCR. May also be adapted for A ‘Level, BTEC and Access business courses but you would need to see relevant spec and add or take away information accordingly.
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Hierarchies

Hierarchies

Presentation covering hierarchies and organisational structure: Featuring: - A hierarchy of a fictional company with 8 questions for the students (with answers) - The different types of organisational structures specifically a Flat and Tall structure, their respective features and advantages and disadvantages. - What is De-Layering and what are the advantages ? - Why do organisations change ? Suitable for all GCSE Business Studies and all exam boards. (This one is for OCR) . It may also be adapted for A ‘Level, BTEC and Access business courses but you would need to see relevant spec and add or take away information accordingly.
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Methods of Production

Methods of Production

Detailed presentation examining the four methods of production (Job, Process, Batch, Mass), and their relative advantages and disadvantages. Opens with famous Henry Ford quote asking students what they think he means ? Final slide offers an answer. Suitable for all GCSE Business Studies and all exam boards. (This is for OCR) May also be adapted for A ‘Level, BTEC and Access business courses but you would need to see relevant spec and add or take away information accordingly.
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Profit

Profit

Powerpoint that asks and answers the following questions: - What affects the amount of profit (or loss) a business makes ? - How is profit paid to shareholders ? - What are non-profit organisations ? Suitable for all GCSE Business Studies and all exam boards. This one is for OCR spec. May also be adapted for A ‘Level, BTEC and Access business courses but you would need to see relevant spec and add or take away information accordingly.
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Competition

Competition

Comprehensive powerpoint featuring: - Starter asking student : Can you guess the topic of the lesson today from these images ? The presentation then goes on to cover: - The differences between competitive markets and monopoly - The advantages and disadvantages of respect market - Information on the Office of Fair Trading and Competition Commission - Comprehensive activity on Easy Jet and low budget industry (I usually make photocopies and distribute these slides for the students to read and answer the questions on individually ) - Final slides on how competition in a market is increased and decreased with appropriate examples. Suitable for all GCSE Business Studies and all exam boards. This one is for OCR spec. May also be adapted for A ‘Level, BTEC and Access business courses but you would need to see relevant spec and add or take away information accordingly.
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Economies of Scale

Economies of Scale

Powerpoint briefly covering 6 economies of scale with introductions and explanations, supported by appropriate photos. Suitable for GCSE Business Studies/ Economics and all exam boards. This one is for OCR spec. It may also be adapted for A ‘Level, BTEC and Access business courses but you would need to see relevant spec and add or take away information accordingly.
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Famous People who studies Business/ Economics

Famous People who studies Business/ Economics

Classroom display showing a list of famous and successful people who all obtained Business or Economics degrees. This does not necessarily have to be a classroom display and could also be inserted into a handbook or used in whatever way the teacher wishes. I designed it to inspire and motivate students towards success in their business education. Suitable for all students at all levels.
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Marketing

Marketing

Comprehensive bundle of resources for the topic of Marketing. Includes powerpoints and worksheets on a wide variety of topics such as the 4 P's and Market Research . Ideally suitable for all examining boards at GCS level (this one is for OCR) although the Marketing Strategies powerpoint is specifically A'level based and for AQA spec.
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Just In Time/  TQM/ QA  powerpoint

Just In Time/ TQM/ QA powerpoint

Powerpoint covering Just In Time method of stock control. Gives an explanation of what JIT is with advantages and disadvantages. Also goes on to explain What is Quality Control ? Why it is it important and what is the difference between Total Quality Management and Quality Assurance. Suitable for all GCSE Business Studies and all exam boards. ( This is for OCR board) May also be adapted for A ‘Level, BTEC and Access business courses but you would need to see relevant spec and add or take away information accordingly.
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SWOT analysis of Dyson/ KFC

SWOT analysis of Dyson/ KFC

Powerpoint featuring a brief but informative SWOT analysis of the Dyson company and a more detailed one of KFC. Suitable for GCSE / A level/ Access and BTEC Business Studies and all examining boards. (This one is for OCR) ,
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Motivation - Financial Rewards

Motivation - Financial Rewards

Comprehensive powerpoint on the different ways a business can motivate staff through payment. The presentation opens with a series of visual images asking students to work out what they mean, and you can use this as an introduction into the lesson and the important relationship between time and money and how it figures into motivating staff. The presentation then goes on to covers: - Time rate - Piece rate -Salary - Bonus -Commission -Profit-related pay -Fringe Benefits Presentation also covers Deductions and the various different types that an employee has to pay. Penultimate slide is of a payslip which can provide further interesting discussion and summary to all key points taught so far. * Final slide instructs them to an activity in textbook but this is down to teacher discretion as to whether or not to include. Suitable for all GCSE Business Studies and all exam boards. May also be adapted for A'Level, BTEC and Access business courses but you would need to see relevant spec and add or take away information accordingly.
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Why do businesses succeed or fail ?

Why do businesses succeed or fail ?

Powerpoint answering the question Why do businesses succeed or fail ? Opens with a starter asking students to think of 4 reasons why The Carphone Warehouse is successful. Presentation also eatures an interesting slide on famous products that failed in history which can be used to provoke discusssion and introduce a new activity on the failure of New Coke (I have uploaded a separate worksheet on this) Suitable for GCSE/ A level Business for all examining boards.
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Methods of Communication

Methods of Communication

Detailed presentation on the 3 methods of communication, with examples of each one and comprehensive analysis of all their advantages and disadvantages. I have used Barrack Obama as the basis for this. Suitable for GCSE/ A'level/ BTEC and Access Business Studies and all exam boards but please check relevant spec. (This is for OCR)
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Motivation- Non Financial Rewards

Motivation- Non Financial Rewards

Companion piece to previous presentation. This one is all about the different ways a business can motivate it's staff without paying them any money. It features: -Opening slide of a famous motivational quote from Muhammad Ali. What does Ali mean ? - Explanation of job rotation, enlargement, and enrichment with examples. - What motivates these people ? 6 photos of famous people and I ask class what motivates them towards achievement and success but students are not allowed to answer "money" . Try and apply to lesson topics - Mazlow hierarchy of needs. I give class a blank diagram of the theory and they fill it in as I teach each layer - Can you name these famous leaders ? I then use this to introduce leadership styles. I have an accompanying worksheet to read through to accompany this which I will load up. Suitable for all GCSE Business Studies and all exam boards. May also be adapted for A'Level, BTEC and Access business courses but you would need to see relevant spec and add or take away information accordingly. (This one is for OCR).
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