WELCOME TO A LEVEL BUSINESS STUDIES.


Past papers-
http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/gce08/bus-stud/Pages/default.aspx

Below you will find lots of Business Studies resources.

Your homework will be put onto the homework blog.


Classwork for 7/11/13-


Unit 1 KEYWORDS


Sources of finance-
Read this-
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/tesco-agrees-sale-and-leaseback-deal-2021109.html
http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663889/s/31fcecdd/sc/30/l/0L0Stheguardian0N0Cbusiness0C20A130Coct0C0A20Ctescos0Eprofits0Ecrash/story01.htm
Do this worksheet-
http://www.tutor2u.net/business/worksheets/Financing-Growth.pdf
Sources of finance
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/revision-presentation-raising-finance-for-an-established-business

SWOT analysis
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/revision-presentation-swot-analysis

Past papershttp://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/QP%20GCE%20Curriculum%202000/June%202009/6BS01_01_que_20090521.pdf

http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/gce08/bus-stud/Pages/default.aspx


http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/QP%20GCE%20Curriculum%202000/January%202012%20-%20QP/6BS02_01_que_20120307.pdf

Exam technique


Scheme of work


20/1/2014


21/1/2014
Evaluate the advantages of having a diversified product portfolio. You must include reference to 'risk bearing economies of scale'. Use examples of diversified and non diversified companies. (12 Marks)

23/1/2014

http://www.tutor2u.net/business/videocases/videocase-bettys-trademark.pdf
http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/fat-bettys-cheese-biscuits-saved-1-2664834


http://www.complex.com/tech/2013/05/50-things-you-didnt-know-about-samsung/invested-in-coogi-and-fubu#gallery


4/2/14
http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/7019/economics/examples-of-elasticity/

13/2/14
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/files/Capacity_Utilisation.pdf
http://www.tutor2u.net/business/presentations/operations/managingcapacity/player.html
Problem : Which of the following goods are likely to have elastic demand, and which are likely to have inelastic demand?

Home heating oil
Pepsi
Chocolate
Water
Heart medication
Oriental rugs


Problem : Yesterday, the price of envelopes was $3 a box, and Julie was willing to buy 10 boxes. Today, the price has gone up to $3.75 a box, and Julie is now willing to buy 8 boxes. Is Julie's demand for envelopes elastic or inelastic? What is Julie's elasticity of demand?

25/2/14
TQM
The continuous process of reducing or eliminating errors in manufacturing, streamlining supply chain management, improving the customer experience and ensuring that employees are up-to-speed with their training. Total quality management aims to hold all parties involved in the production process as accountable for the overall quality of the final product or service.
Read the following article-
http://www.economist.com/node/21552631
Write down 5 things that the company have done to improve quality.
Answer the following questions -
http://www.tutor2u.net/business/worksheets/Quality-Intro.pdf

17/03/14
Organisational Structures
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/revision-presentation-improving-organisational-structures
What is delayering and why would it be used?
What is the difference between empowerment and delegation?
What advice would you give to a business with a tall organisational structure, moving to focus on human capital? What benefits would there be to switching to a flat structure?

18/03/14
Recruitment and Selection
Skills shortage or cultural problems?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/8722861/UK-skills-shortages-do-they-really-exist.html

Cost of external recruitment
http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1020605/talent-aquistion-costs-rise-uk-gbp5-311-hire-compared-gbp2-226-us

Examples of recruiters recruiting on skills not qualifications
http://www.ukcareers.pwc.com/PwCGradWeb/Searches/VacancyDetails.aspx?LoggedOut=true&VacancyId=3ae2992459594894b1712ff4125ebb96&Site=Schools
http://mycareer.deloitte.com/uk/en/schools/brightstart

31/03/14
http://www.tutor2u.net/business/presentations/people/motivation-theory/player.html
Choose your favourite theorist, explain what appeals to you most about his work. Explain why the other theorists are not as appealing to you.

You can revise with this-
http://www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/live/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=48

There are 4 units to study over two years-

Unit 1

http://www.tutor2u.net/assets/specmaps/Edexcel-GCEBus1.pdf

Unit 2

http://www.tutor2u.net/assets/specmaps/Edexcel-GCEBus2a.pdf

Working capital/ cash flow
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/revision-presentation-improving-cash-flow




Lesson 1- Marketing Strategy

Lesson 2- Boston Matrix and Product life cycle

Lesson 3- Branding and adding value
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/marketing-branding-and-the-importance-of-colour
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/harry-wallop/7905324/Easy-roll-loo-rollthe-sweet-smell-of-success.html
http://www.tutor2u.net/business/videocases/videocase-bettys-trademark.pdf
Lesson 4- Marketing case study




Lesson 5- Marketing ethics

http://www.11points.com/News-Politics/11_Companies_That_surprisingly_Collaborated_With_the_Nazis
Lesson 6- Promotion
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/simple-solutions-to-everyday-problems-spanx

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/qa-describe-the-main-ways-direct-marketing-is-used-in-promotion
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/qa-what-is-the-difference-between-above-and-below-the-line-promotion
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/tagged/tag/promotion
Lesson 7- Pricing Strategies
http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/gallery/2011/nov/05/daftest-in-store-deals



http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/qa-should-a-business-use-a-loss-leader-as-part-of-its-pricing-tactics
Lesson 8-
http://www.tutor2u.net/business/videocases/videocase-premium-dinner-service.pdf
Lesson 9-
http://www.guessthelogo.com/logo-quizzes/fill-in-the-logo/

21/11/12
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/staff-retention-in-a-recession
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/warning-a-poor-induction-programme-can-seriously-damage-your-health
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/strategies-in-a-recession-pay-freezes-stay-in-place
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/qa-why-might-high-labour-turnover-be-bad-news-for-a-business-and-what-can-i

22/11/12



29/11/12
http://businesscasestudies.co.uk/enterprise-rent-a-car/recruitment-and-selection-at-enterprise-rent-a-car/#teaching-resources

3/12/12

13/12/12
http://businesscasestudies.co.uk/kelloggs/extending-the-product-life-cycle/#teaching-resources


Unit 3

http://www.tutor2u.net/assets/specmaps/Edexcel-GCEBus3.pdf

Unit 4a

http://www.tutor2u.net/assets/specmaps/Edexcel-GCEBus4a.pdf

http://www.slideshare.net/RawVix/edexcel-a2-unit-4a-making-business-decisions

Notes on the whole course-
http://www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/live/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=48


Supply and demand
http://www.bized.co.uk/educators/16-19/economics/markets/activity/demandsupply.htm



Sources of finance
http://www.bized.co.uk/educators/16-19/business/accounting/activity/sourcefinance.htm



Sample Business plans
http://www.bplans.co.uk/sample_business_plans.cfm