Edexcel GCE Business Approaches to leading year 2 content with year 1 reviews
Edexcel GCE Business Approaches to leading year 2 content with year 1 reviews

We have spent a lot of time recently thinking about, and discussing with colleagues, whether or not there will be gaps in student knowledge as they enter into their 2nd year of A Level study;…

I believe cards
I believe cards

This is my second in a series of short blogs about simple but highly effective ideas to use in the classroom. This is one I used to use a lot with a very mixed GCSE…

Inside the factory Cereal Bar
Inside the factory Cereal Bar

Inside the factory – Cereal bars A factory manufactures goods. It takes inputs and adds value to create an output. Write a definition of each of the underlined terms. Are factories part of the primary,…

How much do you know about Rowntree’s?
How much do you know about Rowntree’s?

As always, I try to encourage students to ask why? This entails looking for links between the activities of a business and the theory they learn in the classroom. I liked this 15 question quiz…

A picture paints …
A picture paints …

A picture paints a thousand words This is my first in a series of short blogs about simple but highly effective ideas to use in the classroom. I would simply show the first image on…

Preparing year 11 students for year 12 Economics qualifications – the price of petrol
Preparing year 11 students for year 12 Economics qualifications – the price of petrol

When our new year 12 students join us in September we often have a mixture of those who have studied the subject at KS4 and those that haven’t, those who follow real world business stories…

Preparing year 11 students for year 12 Business qualifications with “Inside Aldi”
Preparing year 11 students for year 12 Business qualifications with “Inside Aldi”

  When our new year 12 students join us in September we often have a mixture of those who have studied the subject at KS4 and those that haven’t, those who follow real world business…

Rotten – Bitter Chocolate – Economics
Rotten – Bitter Chocolate – Economics

Netflix – 56 minutes As you watch this documentary complete the activities below. You will need to pause, and possibly go back, on several occasions. With reference to the chocolate industry explain the term specialisation….

Rotten – Bitter Chocolate – Business
Rotten – Bitter Chocolate – Business

  Netflix – 56 minutes As you watch this documentary complete the activities below. You will need to pause, and possibly go back, on several occasions. With the use of examples, show that you understand…

Aldi v. Lidl: Supermarket Wars
Aldi v. Lidl: Supermarket Wars

Lesson starter: Imagine you go into an examination and the extract is about Aldi. Write down 5 things you would expect to see in the case study. _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Share your ideas…