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Here is an idea for a World Cup-related activity to help students to get to grips with the stock market and share prices, and to practise some calculation skills as...

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World Cup Winners and Losers "Share Price" Student Activity

Kaizen was the principle that drove manufacturing industry over the last few decades. Continuous improvement and relentless elimination of waste, through cutting costs and controlling quality, were at the heart...

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SWOT analysis for the future of Toyota and Uber

It is possible that Christopher Edwards, the founder of discount retailer Poundworld, will be able to buy back and save some of its stores, after it collapsed into administration yesterday....

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Poundworld's problems - how many can you spot?

The three AQA A Level Business exam papers are distinctive in that they can each cover a wide range of the specification. Anything from the specification can be examined in...

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15 Key Topics For Extra Revision (Once You've Revised The Entire Spec...) for AQA A Level Business in 2018

In 2017 it was "debt factoring" which threw some students as they took on the challenge of the first three linear papers.  A source of finance listed on the AQA specification,...

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25 Specialist Terms You Might Encounter in AQA A Level Business 2018

Here are some practice 25 mark questions for Section C and Section D of AQA A Level Business Paper 1.

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AQA A Level Business: Practice 25 Mark Questions for Paper 1

QUALITY was one of the key topic areas that didn't feature in the 2017 papers. We've grouped some essential revision materials on quality together here - make sure you cover them...

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Quality in Business - Key Topic Revision for 2018

Toys could become a victim of the US-China trade war. China is the world biggest toy-exporting nation. The US is the world's biggest importer of toys, and 82% of them came...

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Location issues - offshoring out of China?

A £1,000 bonus for everyone who is working for Pret when the business is formally sold in a few weeks time! Financial methods of motivation. Pret now joins a privately-owned portfolio...

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Pret employees reap benefit from sale to Krispy Kreme owner

This is the day when Starbucks will close 8,000 stores in the US in order to give all its staff a four-hour anti-bias training seminar. This follows the scandal when the...

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'Unconscious bias' training day at Starbucks

This could be a great example of a brand becoming overexposed and overstocked. The growth in demand for prosecco has been phenomenal, as it became the inexpensive way of celebrating,...

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Have we reached peak prosecco?

Crumbs – this is almost the perfect A Level Business news story – it has it all! 

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Dairy Crest to invest £85m to help meet overseas demand
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How do all-you-can eat restaurants make profits? The secret is in the layout + some other behavioural tricks customers are almost certainly not aware of!

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How All You Can Eat Restaurants Make Money
22nd May 2018

Tesco Direct to close!

This has everything. Economies of scale; competitive advantage; Porter (both theories), marketing mix...and more. Not even Tesco had the buying power and scale to compete with Amazon in the...

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Tesco Direct to close!

Which topics were examined in 2017 and which have not yet appeared? Download your free AQA Topic Tracker to find out. A great revision checklist too!

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AQA A Level Business Exam Topic Tracker

Watch out all students taking AQA A Level Business in June 2018. A new MCQ question format has appeared on the AS Paper 1 which looks like it might become an examiner...

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A New MCQ Question Format from AQA - Watch out!

It can be very hard to measure the impact of government spending on healthcare, and the effect that it has on the living standards in a country. New data from...

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Global issues - measuring life expectancy

With weddings very much in the news this week, here is a video 'How to dress a royal groom', showing the one-off or job production of a military uniform -...

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Production and Operations: one-off production of a wedding suit

The Biz Quiz returns for the summer term with 10 questions on recent business stories.

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The Biz Quiz - 8 May 2018

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