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The Biz Quiz returns from the half-term break with 10 questions on the business & economics news from the last 7-10 days.
We've had some terrific HOD and other teaching vacancies notified to us over half-term. Take a look at those listed below to see if they are of interest to you:
The final Biz Quiz before we all take a well-deserved half-term break!
To develop students’ evaluation skill, I try to start most lessons with a question based on interesting news stories, from Miley Cyrus’ shock marketing techniques, to Google’s driverless cars. Attached is a PowerPoint with 20 headlines and pictures (some are sooo 2013) along with a business studies related question. Ideal for bellwork, or as a way of introducing a certain topic.
In my classroom, I have 4 pin boards (Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Operations) and ask students where the specific question belongs; this then serves as a quick reference point to help students make the links between topics and businesses.
Hope it helps!
Here are 20 more multiple choice questions which have been selected from across the AQA BUSS1 specification. Our weekly BUSS1 revision quiz is designed to keep you on top of the BUSS1 content - even whilst you are studying other units.
Here is the third in our series of regular revision quizzes which test the whole of the AQA BUSS3 specification. This quiz has 20 multiple choice questions.
Hot on the heels of the Christmas PowerPoint Quiz, the tutor2u learning lab has been working flat out to product a new interactive lesson activity.
The A to Z Brands activity challenges students to identify the brand or business from the clues given. Just pick a letter and name the brand! Keep your own score; play in teams or table groups. Have fun!
(This resource is a PowerPoint macro-enabled activity)
A maternity cover teaching vacancy here for business studies at our friends at St Davids Catholic Sixth Form College.read more...»
10 more questions on the business news from the last seven days. Some tough ones here - you'll do well to get more than 7-8 right we reckon!
A terrific opportunity here to lead the Business Team at Oakham School. Please mention you saw this on tutor2u if you apply.read more...»
It's time to try 20 more multiple choice questions which have been selected from across the AQA BUSS1 specification. Our weekly BUSS1 revision quiz is designed to keep you on top of the BUSS1 content - even whilst you are studying other units.
Here is the second in our series of regular revision quizzes which test the whole of the AQA BUSS3 specification. This quiz has 20 multiple choice questions.
The latest edition of The Biz Quiz, covering events in the business & economics news in the last seven days, is now available.
Updated: new dates added for Belfast (24 June) and Manchester (27 June 2014)
TBBLE (The Best Business Lesson Ever!) is back in 2013/14 - better than ever!
TBBLE is our most popular business studies CPD programme - a CPD day packed full with innovative ways to motivate, engage and inspire business students. Simply not to be missed! TBBLE 2014 returns with yet another fantastic collection of teaching & learning resources designed to engage business students and improve the effectiveness of learning for all business-related qualifications.read more...»
It has been quite an interesting week in the business & economics news - as reflected in this latest Biz Quiz:
This was an interesting advert from The Guardian that can be used to introduce a lesson on exam technique and evaluation.
Before showing the 2 minute video, ask the class to evaluate whether or not the wolf from the fable was guilty. The answer is invariably one-sided and the wolf is painted as a mindless tormentor who blew down houses for fun.
Show the clip and then ask the class how the case was made against the little pigs. They should explain how the specifics of the case are examined and analysed (as is the misrepresented antagonist) and a range of quantitative and qualitative evidence is used. The “evaluation” makes a decision, gives the reason, considers the financial and social implications and examines the long term ramifications…. everything the students need to do to get top marks!
Hope it helps.
In this six minute interview with The Economist, our good friend Tim Richards, CEO of Vue Cinemas, discusses the strategies the company has adopted as VUE has completed its massive investment in digital projection.read more...»
A somewhat unusual week in the world of business this last 7 days - reflected in the latest Biz Quiz.
I am nothing if not current and bang up to date! I watched this 1997 classic for the first time last week and found a gem of a scene in which Matt Damon surprisingly demonstrates some impressive analytical skill. As films are invariably more interesting that me, I used this to drive home the importance of fully developing a point!
This interactive resource encourages students to map the position of the UK’s leading supermarket operators against two dimensions. This is a process called “market mapping”.read more...»
It's back! Whilst you were enjoying the very best food and company that the festive season can offer, and catching up on re-runs of Downton Abbey, the Biz Quiz team were pouring over the Business News to bring you the first Biz Quiz of 2014.
No-one...we repeat, no-one will possibly get 100% this week. If you do - tweet us.
Here it is - a monster 20-question Biz Quiz covering some of our favourite business stories from 2013. This is a tough one. Is there anyone out there who can get all 20 correct?
One year on from the horse meat scandal, what has changed in the UK food industry to eliminate the problems exposed by the scandal?
The horse meat scandal highlighted the complexity and length of the UK food chain. Some supermarkets have responded by promising to source from closer to home. Others have introduced new supply chain controls.
But can we now trust what is in our food? And how important is it to us as consumers?read more...»
The latest edition of The Biz Quiz is now live - good luck!
The latest edition of The Biz Quiz is now available.
More great stories in the business & economics news are covered in the latest edition of The Biz Quiz:
The latest edition of The Biz Quiz is now available:
The dates and locations for our popular programme of exam technique coaching & revision workshops to prepare AQA GCE Business Studies & AQA?Edexcel GCSE Business students for exams in May & June 2014. The details are listed below together with important information about changes in way that bookings are processed.
Please note that for summer 2014 we are taking confirmed bookings only. Places are allocated on a strictly first-confirmed basis. Once each screen capacity is filled, the event is full and no further bookings can be accepted. Our overall capacity is lower than in previous years and we fully expect each workshop to be fully booked before the Christmas break - so please contact us early to ensure that your students can attend!
A printable booking form can now be downloaded for:read more...»
TBBLE 2014 kicked of this week with two events in Birmingham and Manchester and what an amazing two days they were!read more...»
This has to be one of the best business teaching opportunities going in the UK. A chance to join the innovative and energetic business team at Greenhead College.
The outstanding grade 1 dept at Greenhead College, Huddersfield are looking for someone to step into a colleague's shoes for a year while she takes maternity leave from this Xmas. This is a fantastic, successful and happy department who would welcome and support any teacher who wants to develop their career with a one year contract at the college. The job would include teaching AQA AS/A level and Applied Business Studies from January 2014. All details and documentation can be downloaded from the college website at http://www.greenhead.ac.uk/vacancies/index.htm
Go for it!
Back from a half-term break, the latest edition of The Biz Quiz is now available
The role of customer feedback in the process of good customer service is covered in this new revision quiz:
The role of communication in customer service is covered by the 10 questions in this new revision quiz:
This new revision quiz looks at how problems and complaints should be dealt with in the context of customer service.
A superb short video here from the business team at Reuters which highlights a strategic challenge facing camera manufacturers in Japan.
Top-end cameras for professional use are almost all Japanese - Japan made 81% of all digital cameras in 2012.
However, the emergence of high quality photography features on smartphones has slowed down demand for mid-range digital cameras.
Camera makers are moving away from compact digital cameras and moving towards the high-end market segments where sales might be lower but profit margins are higher.read more...»
During our EntrepreneurLIVE 2013 roadshow we've been delighted to have been accompanied by the team from WildHearts and their superb enterprise competition Micro-Tyco.
We've provided some details below for schools and colleges that would like to get involved.read more...»
The latest edition of The Biz Quiz is now ready for you to attempt!
This new revision quiz is part of a series on key topics in customer service.
The latest edition of The Biz Quiz is now available:
Another busy last 7 days in the business & economics news are covered in this edition of The Biz Quiz
This might just be the best example of economies of scale to use with students.
Maersk, the Danish giant shipping line company, has just launched the biggest container ship ever made.read more...»
The latest edition of the Biz Quiz featuring 10 more questions on business & economics in the news is now available:
The Examiners Report for the June 2013 sitting of AQA BUSS4 makes a very interesting comment.
It suggests that students who write a suitable introduction to each of their two essays can contribute to a better-performing and, therefore, higher-scoring essay.
This makes perfect sense and it follows from something that we emphasis on our exam coaching workshops for BUSS4. Good BUSS4 essays start with a plan. Good essays know what they are trying to argue.read more...»
Another busy week of economics & business news is covered in this edition of The Biz Quiz
Another busy week of business & economics news is covered by these 10 question in the latest Biz Quiz.
There is nothing that better epitomises the concept of being entrepreneurial than trading - buying and selling - hopefully profitably!
That's the idea behind The Trading Game - an interactive teaching and learning resource that tutor2u have developed to support OCR's new qualification in entrepreneurship - Being Entrepreneurial.read more...»
The latest edition of the Biz Quiz from another packed week of business & economics news is here to try:
Back to it regular Friday morning slot, here is the Biz Quiz for the business news stories from the last 7 days...
It's all over for Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and his 32,000 employees in the core of Nokia - their mobile phones (handset) business. After several years of struggling to turn the business around in the face of intensive competition from Apple, Samsung, Google, Huawei and others, Elop has decided the best option is to sell the business to Microsoft.read more...»
This looks like a must-watch and must-record series from Robert Peston. Robert's new three-part series takes us behind the scenes of some of Britain's most successful retailers and also explores their history, heritage and organisational culture. Robert Peston Goes Shopping is on at 9 p.m. on Monday nights starting 2 September. Fantasticread more...»