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tutor2u is the leading provider of teacher and student support for AQA A2 Business Studies BUSS4 - June 2013
The Section A Research Theme for BUSS4 June 2013 has just been released - it is on organisational change.
You can download the BUSS4 Section A Research theme from here.
Our support for teachers and students preparing for BUSS4 includes:
BUSS4 Revision & Exam Coaching Workshops - we have just one date left at Stratford in April!
...and we highly recommend that you visit and bookmark the dedicated BUSS4 Section A Blog Channel
We're delighted to announce the launch of a new CPD course for all Economics teachers. WOW! Economics follows the hugely successful format of our sister course for Business (TBBLE). WOW! Economics will be packed full of innovative teaching approaches and resources for Economics teachers - we're really excited already at the materials that are being developed! Click for here for more details.
Our new Edexcel AS/A2 Economics Course Companions for Units1, 2, 3 & 4 have just been published. Order now for the best textbook replacement available for all Edexcel A Level Economics students.
Following many requests, teachers can now buy certain resources directly from tutor2u that are provided to delegates attending our popular CPD courses. We're adding many of these over the coming weeks - take a look here at those already available in the online store.
We are once again publishing a full range of revision toolkits to support exam units based on pre-released materials, including OCR A2 Economics Unit 585, OCR AS Business F292 and the Applied Business units. Pre-order your revision toolkits from here.
We've also just launched our first mobile learning app - a revision app developed in partnership with our sister company Zondle.
We are delighted to be visiting Dubai at the end of April 2013 to deliver a programme of Economics & Business Studies CPD courses. You can make a provisional booking using this online form or book direct using our online store:
The following CPD courses will be offered during our stay:
TBBLE 2013 (Tuesday 30 April 2013)
This course features a fantastic collection of teaching ideas and resources designed to enliven learning in the business classroom and to help make learning more effective. Suitable for all iGCSE, A Level and IB business teachers.
WOW! Economics 2013 (Tuesday 30 April 2013)
Our brand-new, UK sell-out CPD course that offers a superb selection of new teaching resources and approaches for Economics teachers. Starter & plenary activities; games-based learning; research & extension tasks and much, much more.
Making Finance Fun 2013 (Wednesday 1 May 2013)
Another of our most popular CPD courses featuring a comprehensive collection of teaching materials and ideas to help make the teaching and learning of core finance concepts fun and engaging.
Effective IT in Economics & Business Teaching & Learning (Wednesday 1 May 2013)
Geoff Riley, Jon Clark and Graham Prior from the tutor2u Economics & Business Studies blogs guide you through some great ways to make the most effective use of IT in the teaching & learning of Economics & Business
Our comprehensive programme of intensive one-day revision workshops for GCSE Business, A Level Economics and AQA A Level Business Studies played to packed out student audiences in March 2013. Now we have just three more days to go - visiting Stratford City London in April 2013 to help students improve their exam technique and achieve or exceed their target grades!
TBBLE - The Best Business Lesson Ever! - is back for another sell-out tour in 2013. Once again, we've recruited some of the most effective, energetic and passionate business teachers in the country to help us develop a brand new range of business teaching resources. We think the TBBLE 2013 collection is the best ever (and that's saying something!).
Full details of the TBBLE dates and locations (and a sneak peak at the resources...) can be found here. We're visiting London, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Birmingham, as well as bringing TBBLE to Dubai in April 2013.
For those who can't make the course, we're making available for purchase a selection of the teaching resources that are provided to all course delegates.
Our team of contributors is growing rapidly and we are always pleased to receive requests to get involved. Graham Prior is now tutor2u's Leader for Teaching & Learning and Online Communities and Graham is the person to contact if you are interested in helping us develop and extend the range of teaching & learning resources on tutor2u.
Our new Give It A Go! blog is designed to enable teaching colleagues to try out creative and innovative resources and approaches in the classroom. Please contact Graham if you would like to contribute to this blog or to any of the other subject blogs. Graham is currently recruiting members of the blogging team for Geography, Physics and Psychology as well as ou existing subjects.
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This activity is a more kinaesthetic approach to use when teaching cash flow forecasting. The resource is best used as a main activity for consolidating the learning on producing a cash flow forecast. Best carried out in groups of 3 students, each group is given a copy of the business information, a cash flow forecasting template and a pack of numbers. The students simply need to use the business information to ascertain where each of the numbers goes on the cash flow template.
A comprehensive case study on a fictitious company called Gambles - a manufacturer of pies. Students are asked to work for a business consultancy called Omega Strategy, which has been asked to advise on the turnaround strategic options available to the family-owned Gambles business. A series of analytical and evaluative tasks can be undertaken on the exhibits that are provided to help students assess the options for the business.
The accountant is a multi-purpose learning strategy for delivering profit and loss accounts. The activity can be done individually or in pairs however we believe that it works best done in small groups. The resources involves students acting as accountants for a fictional accountancy firm. They need to work together and produce a profit and loss account for a pizza restaurant and takeaway called, Pete’s ‘A’ Place.
This activity allows students to get involved in a simulated recruitment case study. Students are placed as a team belonging to the best headhunting company in the UK. A high street clothing chain needs a new team of senior executives to rescue their reputation and sales after some terrible publicity. Students are presented with applicant overviews and notes of 10 potential candidates. Which three candidates should be chosen to form the new executive team - and why?
Pie Factory is a fun whole class game that helps students develop their understanding of revenues, costs and profits. Students are organised into teams who take on the management roles at a pie factory. Each round decisions are taken about how many pies to produce and the prices at which they will be offered. The teacher determines which team gets various orders and the students have to calculate their costs, revenues and profit for orders received. The team that makes the highest profit at the end of the game wins!
This activity is intended to help students develop their ability to write persuasive, well-structured arguments in response to more complex business exam questions. It encourages the use of connectives to fully develop a point. It also has kinaesthetic elements and some opportunity for peer assessment. Students can be given support by being given a structure to follow during the activity, or they can be challenged by being given very little structure.
This resource allows students to consider how different types of customer complaints arise and how they can be handled. There are two case studies for students to use in this resource - an airport and a theme park. Working in groups, students examine different types of customer complaint received by the airport or the theme park. Amongst the points that students consider are: - How could each complaint be registered? - How would the method of registration affect the handling of the complaint? - Who is ultimately responsibe for resolving the complaint?
This is an excellent activity for consolidating learning on ratios and ratio analysis. It is a highly kinaesthetic activity and very good for facilitating whole class discussion. At the front of the class, the cards are spread out on a spare table. Shout out a ratio and ask a volunteer to come to the front, select the correct card and physically make the ratio by sticking it on the board in the correct order. The class need to say whether or not they agree or disagree with the construction.
Legacy tutor2u Resources
We're moving our teacher and student resources across to our subject blogging platform during 2012/13. All the original resources will also remain at their previous URLs - so don't worry about having to update your favourites or bookmarks. The resources that were previously linked from our home page can be found below