The first lesson of the year with any group is always difficult – usually by the time I get to know their names, hand out the textbooks and go over the course outline we are all in need of a fun activity.read more...»
We're delighted to announce the initial programme of dates and locations for WOW! Business 2015 - our new flagship CPD course for ALL teachers of business.
WOW! Business follows in the giant footsteps of TBBLE and builds on the phenomenal success of the resources provided over four years of TBBLE events! The full course resource folder and CD from TBBLE 2014 can still be purchased from our online store, together with a selection of individual resources.
We've expanded our business teaching contributor team even further to provide another resource-packed CPD day that we're sure you'll love.
The confirmed dates and locations (so far) for WOW! Business 2015 are:
Many thanks to our good friends in the Business department at Cardinal Wiseman for alerting us to this opportunity to join them from September 2014. Please mention you saw this on the tutor2u Business Blog!read more...»
The exam board specifications for the new linear A Level in Business and new AS Level in Business will be published very soon.
Each exam board will publish the full specification for each qualification (A Level Business & AS Business) together with specimen assessment materials (exam papers and mark schemes) for each of the new units.
The new specifications are required to comply with the recently-published Ofqual subject content criteria which lay out the core content that must comprise at least 60% of each specification. Ofqual has also identified an extended range of quantitative skills which must also be included in the new specifications.
For all exam boards, the new A Level and AS in Business represents a significant change and we are aware that many centres are taking this opportunity to review which exam board will be most suitable for their students.
As a support to all centres intending to offer A Level Business and AS Business from September 2015, tutor2u is producing a comprehensive free report that analyses each of the new specifications. The report, published in early July, will include:
- A summary of the key changes for each exam board compared with their existing specifications;
- Comparison of the way in which the Ofqual 60% subject content is covered by the specifications;
- Analysis of how the extended requirement for quantitative techniques are incorporated
- An overview of how each new specification differs in terms of assessment, unit structure and content outside the Ofqual core;
- Analysis of extent to which the AS specification is co-teachable with the linear A Level
- Our overview of suggested ways in which existing teaching & learning resources can be adapted for effective use from September 2015
- Our overall opinion on the relative merits of each specification.
We have invited each of the exam boards to contribute to the briefing report by way of answers to a set of consistent Q&A which will further help centres inform their choices.
We will despatch the report to you as soon as it is complete
The strategy of retrenchment is covered in this revision quiz
To update your knowledge and understanding of retrenchment, have a look through this revision presentation
Test your knowledge and understanding of Porter's Five Forces model with this ten-question revision quiz:
You can update your studies of this important model by looking through these support resources:
Here are 15 multiple-choice questions that test your knowledge and understanding of the key strategy models used in A2 business
Try these revision questions on the environmental issues facing business
This revision quiz provides 10 questions on Business Ethics.
Try these 10 revision MCQs on takeovers and mergers as part of your A2 business studies revision
Try these ten MCQs on the topic of globalisation.
Try these 20 true/false questions for the non-financial elements of the BUSS1 specification:read more...»
There is still time to try The Biz Quiz - even though we#re moving into the exam season! Have a go!
An excellent opportunity here to join our good friends in the Business & Economics department at Freman College.read more...»
Here are 15 true/false questions which provide a fun way for BUSS4 students to test their knowledge of key features of the BUSS4 China research themeread more...»
Here is a revision quiz that focuses on the basics of breakeven analysis - a core topic for business studies that is often poorly understood by students. Take the quiz as many times as you can until you get all the questions right!
A brief explanation of the answer to each question is provided underneath the quiz.read more...»
The latest edition of the Biz Quiz is here. Good luck!
An opportunity here to join the team at Franklin College to teach accounting! All the details below: please mention that you saw the opportunity on the tutor2u business blog!read more...»
Many thanks for the team at Suffolk One for alerting us to this exciting Business Studies teaching opportunity.read more...»
Updated: new dates added for Belfast (24 June 2014) and Manchester (27 June 2014)
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 returned at the start of the year with yet another fantastic collection of brand new teaching & learning resources designed to engage business students and improve the effectiveness of learning for all business-related qualifications.read more...»
Here is a Zondle-powered topic which tests knowledge and understanding of the basics of breakeven analysis. The topic quiz keeps setting you the questions until you get them all right! Give it a go!read more...»
Try these 15 quiz questions on one of our favourite business case studies - Starbucks!
These questions are delivered via our sister company Zondle! We've picked just three of the game formats for you to try!read more...»
The global watch business is estimated to be worth around $22bn per year. It is still a big market, but the market leaders face some significant competitive threats from substitute products.
Can mechanical watchmakers compete effectively with the big smartphone brands? They need to find a way to do this soon unless their products are to be consigned to targeting a niche segment of older, wealthy customers.read more...»
The final Biz Quiz before the Easter break. Good luck!
An exclusive Business Studies teaching vacancy here provides an opportunity to join our friends at Edgbarrow School in Berkshire.read more...»
The latest version of the Biz Quiz is now available:
It's Biz Quiz time again folks. 10 more questions on the business & economics news from the last 7 days. Tweet us your score!
We perhaps assume that the concept of economies of scale apply when it comes to the generation of "green" energy from solar panels. However, as this excellent video from The Economist explains, the fastest growth in solar panel generating capacity does not come from large solar farms in the desert.
Instead, the utility industry is struggling to come to terms with the competitive threat from tens of thousands of small, individual installations which are able to sell their solar power into the energy grid. A great profile of a fast-growing industry and market that is making hay whilst the sun shines!read more...»
This is the fourth quiz containing 20 multiple choice questions which have been selected from across the AQA BUSS1 specification. This BUSS1 revision quiz is designed to keep you on top of the BUSS1 content - even whilst you are studying other units.
Here is the fourth in our series of regular revision quizzes which test the whole of the AQA BUSS3 specification. This quiz has 20 multiple choice questions.
This has to be one of the best teaching opportunities for Business & Economics we've seen recently and I'm sure it will be of interest to many colleagues. However, you'll need to move fast as the closing date for applications is now Monday 21 March 2014. All the details below. Please mention, if you apply, that you saw this vacancy on the tutor2u blogs.read more...»
The latest Biz Quiz is now ready for you to attempt - good luck!
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.
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!