Get Summer 2014 Right First Time with tutor2u Exam Coaching & Revision Workshops
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
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...»
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...»
The 10th running of our popular Business Teacher National Conference takes place on Tuesday 24 June 2014 at the stunning Wellcome Collection Auditorium in Central London.
We'll once again be putting together a line-up of the best entrepreneurs and business experts to create a CPD day which is the perfect end to a long school year!read more...»
The Biz Quiz returns for the new school year with 10 questions on business stories from the summer of 2013! Were you keeping on top of the business news? You'll soon find out! Good luck!
The end of January modules gives us as teachers an opportunity to teach many topics within the AS and A2 specs in a holistic manner.read more...»
Collaboration and innovation are often fast-tracked by creating the right spaces for people and ideas to mingle.
This seven minute video from the Economist is deeply interesting - it looks at the Artisan's Asylum near Boston, Massachusetts in the USA which is host to a number of new hardware businesses. They are built around cheap work space, high-tech tools and crowd-sourced funding. The project has spawned some notable success stories many built around digital 3D printing - is there anything like an equivalent Maker Movement in the UK?read more...»
INSPIRE YOUR BUSINESS STUDENTS BY ATTENDING ENTREPRENEURLIVE! 2013
Confirmed bookings are now flowing in for EntrepreneurLIVE! 2013 - our hugely popular enrichment event for all business students which allows them to meet and interact with a team of inspiring, successful entrepreneurs.
After the sell-out events in 2012, we've extended EntrepreneurLIVE! 2013 to include two new venues: Bristol (Vue Cribbs Causeway) and Edinburgh (Vue Omni Centre) making five venues in total.
We've added details below of the confirmed entrepreneur panels for each location (one or two names left to add) and now we're working on the popular Enterprise Pitch Challenge which allows students attending to pitch their business concepts to our entrepreneurs in X-Factor and BGT style!read more...»
The final edition of The Biz Quiz for 2012/13 is here! Have a great summer - and keep on top of the business news!
This 5 minute video from the excellent Andrew Hill of the FT should be required viewing for every advanced business student.
With an increasing number of companies refocusing their priorities beyond profit and towards the welfare of their suppliers, employees and the planet, Andrew Hill, management editor of the FT, asks what the repercussions are for business. Superb.read more...»
The latest edition of the post-exams Biz Quiz is now available...
Business exams are over - let's dive into the latest edition of The Biz Quiz!
An opportunity here to join the department at Abingdon and Witney College...read more...»
The latest edition of The Biz Quiz is now available.
TBBLE - which stands for The Best Business Lesson Ever is the business CPD course designed for all business studies teachers...a day packed full with fresh approaches and resources for the business classroom. It's a no-hold barred, activity-intensive jamboree of brand new business studies teaching resources.
The feedback from the TBBLE 2013 courses run so far this academic year has been superb and there are now just two more courses before we pack TBBLE 2013 away into the CPD archive!read more...»
The Biz Quiz returns after the main exam period - back for the next five weeks!
A great example here of a European manufacturing business that is attempting to compete based on product differentiation compared with the cost leadership approach adopted by competitors relying on mass production techniques.read more...»
Online Revision Clinic - Thursday 16 May 2013 9.00 pm (BST)
As part of our support for students preparing for BUSS1 in May 2013 we are once again running a one-hour online revision clinic. The clinic enables students to pose questions to our teacher panel, leaving a few days to act on the advice before the exam. The online revision clinic will be hosted here on this blog entry - so please save this URL to your favourites if you would like to participate.
Students - in order to participate (i.e. ask a question; comment on discussion threads) you will need to be logged in using your Facebook or Twitter account when the online revision clinic goes live at 9.00 p.m. GMT.
Prior to joining in with the revision clinic, students may find it helpful to test their BUSS1 subject knowledge and understanding by trying our BUSS1 revision quizzes.
We also recommend students getting hold of a copy of our BUSS1 Revision Guide.
Before submitting your question or comment, please take a few seconds to scroll through the transcript to see if someone has already answered your point.
Also, we cannot guarantee that every comment or question will get a response - hopefully most will. So please patient.
A full, permanent transcript of this revision clinic will be available a few minutes after the revision clinic ends here on this blog URL.
Don't forget that you can follow the panelists on Twitter for further support (and for other AQA AS/A2 units) - a great place to start is the BUSS1 hashtag
We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Moules has kindly agreed to speak at the Business Teacher National Conference 2013 on Tuesday 25 June 2013 at the stunning Henry Wellcome Auditorium on Euston Road London.
Jonathan is Enterprise Editor of the Financial Times and is also author of The Rebel Entrepreneur.
After profiling hundreds of business owners for the FT, Jonathan Moules noticed an interesting trend: The most successful ones are often those who buck conventional wisdom about how to create a profitable company.
In his bestselling book, The Rebel Entrepreneur: Rewriting the Business Rulebook, Jonathan explains that these innovators typically don’t get loans from big banks. They don’t succumb to financial pressure and lower their prices. And they don’t deploy the same old marketing strategies as everyone else.
His insights are simply gold-dust for all business studies teachers.
Places at the BTNC 2013 can still be booked. We have a Departmental deal of just £100 per place for two or more colleagues from the same school or college. NQTs and PGCE students can attend for just 75!
You can order places directly from our online store:
Or by emailing Janet Cahill in the tutor2u office with your requirements.
The Essential Resource-Boosting CPD Course for AQA BUSS1 & BUSS2: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Venue: Holiday Inn, Kensington Forum, London
Address: 97 Cromwell Road, London , SW7 4DN
Presenters: Graham Prior and Michelle Stephenson
We've put this new CPD course together to provide a boost for teaching colleagues who are new to teaching the AQA BUSS1 & BUSS2 units or who would like to refresh their teaching approach and resources.
New to AQA AS Business Studies 2013 is packed with teaching ideas, approaches and resources which can be used with immediate effect when BUSS1 and BUSS2 teaching resumes in September 2013.
Delegate places are priced at £190 (+VAT) to include all refreshments, lunch and a bumper pack of teaching materials!
We've also got a special rate for NQTs (up to 2 years post qualification) - at just £100 (+VAT) for the day
or email Janet Cahill in the tutor2u office with our requirements
This new revision quiz on Breakeven Basics is designed for GCSE & equivalent courses.
This new revision quiz on Cost-Effective Operations is designed for GCSE & equivalent courses.
This new revision quiz on Effective Customer Service is designed for GCSE & equivalent courses.
Students looking for a great example of how a UK business can transform its fortunes by focusing on the opportunities in emerging markets need look no further than JCB.read more...»
Fresh out of the tutor2u Learning Laboratory! Graham Prior and Jon Clark have produced this brand new version of Thinking Skills Bingo which is specifically designed to support student revision for AQA BUSS1 (Planning & Starting a Business)
The network licence for this resource is just £15!
This engaging lesson activity is ready-to-use. Just add students!read more...»
This revision quiz looks at the basics of stock management and its role in lean production.
This new revision quiz provides 10 MCQs on the topic of business and the environment. Ideally suited to GCSE students.
Try this 10 question revision quiz on Design and R&D - suitable for GCSE and equivalent courses.
This revision quiz has ten questions on the basics of consumer protection in the UK:
The latest edition of the Biz Quiz is now ready to try!
[Updated 10 May 2013]
We're updating, upgrading and extending our collection of business studies revision quizzes here on tutor2u. Set out below is a list of the existing revision quizzes which we've grouped into some broad topic categories. Each time we add a new quiz, it will appear below on this list. Have fun, revise hard, and don't forget to save the revision quizzes you like to your favourites and share links to them on Facebook and Twitter.
Where relevant, we have indicated the qualification level for which the questions are particularly intended (e.g. "GCSE")read more...»
This is a really useful two-minute video snippet of a conference presentation by Procter & Gamble's CEO Bob McDonald.
He explains that the aim of Procter & Gamble is to move to a zero waste production environment. He makes a clear link between sustainability and productivity. If P&G's factories can operate more efficiently with substantially reduced waste, then it ought to be a win-win arrangement for both shareholders and society stakeholders.
P&G is a multinational manufacturer of a diverse portfolio of product ranges including personal care, household cleaning, laundry detergents, prescription drugs and disposable nappies.read more...»
Step up to AQA A2 Business Studies is a resource-packed CPD course aimed specifically at providing a huge boost for colleagues and departments delivering BUSS3 and BUSS4 from the UK’s most popular A level specification.
This CPD course focuses exclusively on BUSS3 and BUSS4 and brings together a whole host of resources, techniques and teaching and learning strategies to enable you to deliver A2 with renewed confidence and vigour whether you are new to delivering BUSS3 and BUSS4 or an experienced practitioner.
During the day, we will be looking at some of the following key areas:
• Strategies for improving student’s exam technique, a major challenge for many students when they move from AS to A2
• Teaching tough topics. We will be looking at teaching and learning strategies which focus on some of the more challenging areas of A2 such as Critical Path Analysis, Balance Sheets, Investment Appraisal and the Economic Environment among others
• Taking an integrated approach to managing the BUSS4 Section A research theme and covering core remaining topics for Section B
As with all of our CPD events, you will be provided with a range of teaching and learning resources which can be taken back to the classroom and used immediately with your students as well as detailed schemes of work for both A2 units.complete this online form
or contact Janet Cahill in the tutor2u office with your requirements
Pedal power has been around for a while. But are turbo-charged eBikes the way forward? The specifications of electric bikes are impressive - but will the price put potential customers off?read more...»