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The Biz Quiz - 16 October 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The final biz quiz before our half-term break is now ready for you to attempt!

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The Biz Quiz - 9 October 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Have you been keeping on top of the business news over the last 7 days? It's time to find out...

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Advertising bans - fun activity called ‘Wordsnake’ to test students’ recent knowledge

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

If you've noticed the story about the Wongo TV advert that was banned recently for failing to clarify the level of interest charged on their loans, you may find this activity of interest.  Using a technique called 'Wordsnake' developed by our own Graham Prior, the activity lists 5 businesses with adverts banned by the Advertising Standards Authority in 2014 (other than Wonga).

At first glance it appears to be a wordsearch as you see a grid of what appears to be 100 random letters. However, the name of the business 'snakes' around the grid rather than being up, down or diagonal as in a normal wordsearch.

Students are given a clue about the the business hidden in the grid. Who can be the first to spot the answer and call out its location?

If the answer is not obvious at first, the teacher can press the space bar and the letters reveal themselves one at a time. 

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The Biz Quiz - 2 October 2014

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The latest edition of The Biz Quiz is ready to roll!

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Top 20 UK Grocery Brand Crossword Quiz

Thursday, September 25, 2014

If you enjoyed this morning's crossword quiz on Brands, here's one more on specific grocery brands.  The downloadable quiz, which can be set as a short activity or homework, lists the Top 20 grocery brands in the UK.  The clues show the aisles within a supermarket where those groceries would reside.  Follow up questions might include 'can you name a competitor for each brand?' or 'how many of these brands are British?'.

Click here to download the Top 20 UK Grocery Brands Crossword Quiz

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Business Brands Crossword Activity (starter or homework quiz)

Here's a 10 minute crossword quiz to set for your students. It lists 20 famous brands from around the world and each comes with a clue linked to that brand or its marketing.

We've included the answers as well should you feel the need to double-check!

Click here for the Business Brands Crossword Activity

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The Biz Quiz - 25 September 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It has been another busy week in the economics and business news. Have you been keeping in touch? It's time to find out...

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The Biz Quiz - 18 September 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The latest edition of The Biz Quiz is now live! Good luck everyone...

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Lesson Activity - Cashflow-Cluedoh!

Cashflow Cluedoh!, our free murder mystery game for business teachers, has just reached the 20,000 download level! Grab this popular lesson activity below.

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Business Simulation - The Trading Game

Friday, September 12, 2014

There is nothing that better epitomizes 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 developed by tutor2u.

To request your free copy of The Trading Game simulation, please submit the following form and we will automatically send you the download link

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The Biz Quiz - 11 September 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The latest version of The Biz Quiz is now ready for you to attempt!

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The Eliminator - Welcome to Business!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Here's an engaging teaching activity that you might want to try with your new Business Studies classes!

The Eliminator is a PowerPoint slideshow quiz that asks 10 'True' or 'False' questions (e.g. Samsung is one of China's leading companies: true or false?).

Print off the True/False cards from the resource and hand out one to each of your students.

Ask them all to stand and then show the first question. Students must then hold up the card that reflects what they believe is the answer. After revealing the answer, those students who were incorrect must sit down (they are 'eliminated') and those that were correct can continue with the next question.

Can any of your business students survive all 10 questions and best the last ones standing?

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Business Studies Revision Quizzes - Master Listing

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Try these multiple choice revision quizzes for key business studies topics!  We've indicated in brackets where the revision quiz is particularly suitable for GCSE. All other quizzes are designed for AS & A2 business.

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The Biz Quiz - 4 September 2014

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Biz Quiz returns for the new academic year with 10 more questions on the recent business news!

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Gallery of Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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.

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WOW! Business 2015 - The UK’s Best Business Teacher CPD Course

Sunday, August 03, 2014

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:

11 November 2014: MANCHESTER

12 November 2014: BIRMINGHAM

13 November 2014: LONDON

25 November 2014: GLASGOW

28 November 2014: CARDIFF

18 June 2015: LONDON

19 June 2015: MANCHESTER

Teaching Vacancy - Business & ICT at Cardinal Wiseman (Coventry)

Monday, June 02, 2014

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!

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New A Level Business Specifications - Order Your Free Department Briefing

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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.

You can order your free print and/or digital copy of the New A Level in Business - Specification Briefing from our online store now. 

We will despatch the report to you as soon as it is complete

Revision Quiz - Retrenchment

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The strategy of retrenchment is covered in this revision quiz

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To update your knowledge and understanding of retrenchment, have a look through this revision presentation

Revision Quiz - Porter’s Five Forces Model

Test your knowledge and understanding of Porter's Five Forces model with this ten-question revision quiz:

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You can update your studies of this important model by looking through these support resources:

Revision presentation on Porter's Five Forces Model

Study note on Porter's Five Forces Model

Revision Quiz - Strategy Models

Here are 15 multiple-choice questions that test your knowledge and understanding of the key strategy models used in A2 business

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Revision Quiz - Business & the Environment

Try these revision questions on the environmental issues facing business

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Revision Quiz - Business Ethics

This revision quiz provides 10 questions on Business Ethics.

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Revision Quiz - Takeovers and Mergers

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Try these 10 revision MCQs on takeovers and mergers as part of your A2 business studies revision

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Revision Quiz - Globalisation

Try these ten MCQs on the topic of globalisation.

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BUSS1 Revision - True / False Challenge (1)

Friday, May 09, 2014

Try these 20 true/false questions for the non-financial elements of the BUSS1 specification:

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The Biz Quiz - 8 May 2014

Thursday, May 08, 2014

There is still time to try The Biz Quiz - even though we#re moving into the exam season! Have a go!

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Teaching Vacancy - Business & Economics at Freman College

Monday, May 05, 2014

An excellent opportunity here to join our good friends in the Business & Economics department at Freman College.

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BUSS4 China - True / False Challenge (1)

Sunday, May 04, 2014

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 theme

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Revision Quiz - Breakeven Basics for AS Business

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.

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The Biz Quiz - 30 April 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The latest edition of the Biz Quiz is here. Good luck!

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Teaching Vacancy - Teacher of Accounting at Franklin College

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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!

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Teaching Vacancy - Business Studies at Suffolk One

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Many thanks for the team at Suffolk One for alerting us to this exciting Business Studies teaching opportunity.

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TBBLE 2014

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.

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Breakeven Analysis - Quick Quiz

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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!

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Starbucks Quiz

Saturday, April 12, 2014

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!

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Technological Change and the Watchmakers

Saturday, April 05, 2014

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.

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The Biz Quiz - 3 April 2014

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The final Biz Quiz before the Easter break. Good luck!

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Teaching Vacancy - Business Studies at Edgbarrow School

Sunday, March 30, 2014

An exclusive Business Studies teaching vacancy here provides an opportunity to join our friends at Edgbarrow School in Berkshire.

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The Biz Quiz - 27 March 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The latest version of the Biz Quiz is now available:

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The Biz Quiz - 20 March 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

It's Biz Quiz time again folks. 10 more questions on the business & economics news from the last 7 days. Tweet us your score!

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Small is Beautiful in the Fast-Changing Solar Power Industry

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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!

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AQA BUSS1 Weekly Revision Quiz - Week 4

Saturday, March 15, 2014

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.

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AQA BUSS3 Weekly Revision Quiz - Week 4

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.

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Teaching Vacancy - Head of Economics and Business Studies - Hills Road SFC Cambridge

Friday, March 14, 2014

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. 

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The Biz Quiz - 13 March 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The latest Biz Quiz is now ready for you to attempt - good luck!

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The Biz Quiz - 5 March 2014

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The Biz Quiz returns from the half-term break with 10 questions on the business & economics news from the last 7-10 days.

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HOD & Teaching Vacancies for Economics & Business Studies

Monday, February 24, 2014

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:

Teaching Vacancy - Head of Economics and Business Studies - Sutton Valence School

Teaching Vacancy - Economics & Business at Morpeth School, Tower Hamlets

Teaching Vacancy - Head of Economics & Business Studies - Watford Grammar School for Girl

The Biz Quiz - 13 February 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The final Biz Quiz before we all take a well-deserved half-term break!

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Business Board Questions

Monday, February 10, 2014

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!

Business_board_questions.ppt

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