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External influences: free Boardworks presentation

Introduce your KS4 students to the effect of external influences on businesses with the help of our free resources!

We’ve provided an 8-slide presentation which covers the differences between internal and external influences on business.

With highly visual, interactive PowerPoint slides, this presentation will help students to understand how two competing businesses might seek to retain customers, and discuss the pros and cons of high and low product pricing.

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Investigating job roles: free business studies resources

This week – to help get you set for the summer term – we’re taking a broader look at the structure of businesses with a set of free resources on investigating job roles!

This free PowerPoint presentation provides clear explanations on the formations of organisational structures and the typical job levels that come together to form these.

Putting this knowledge into practice, students are then challenged to draw up a job description for a summer job at a theme park!

Download the resources using the link below.


Free Business Studies presentation on Marketing!

How would your students fare as a member of a company's marketing department? Would they know the methods through which they can carry out effective market research?

We're pleased to let you know that we've put together a set of resources on marketing, which are free for you to download and use with your students.

Taken from our KS4 Business Studies product, these resources serve as a great introduction to the concept of company marketing and market research.

What's more, they feature two Boardworks interactives, including a drag-and-sort activity on the methods of qualitative and quantitative data.

Download the resources using the link below!


Profit and loss: try out our Business Studies activity

The latest addition to our free stuff page is a try-it-out activity on profit and loss!

This activity breaks down the key points about profit and loss documents in a click-and-reveal format, making the information quick and easy for students to grasp.

Providing a succinct explanation of the layout of a profit and loss account, the activity is ideal for use as an introduction to this topic, or as a revision exercise.

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Types of promotion: free activity

It's less than a month until Christmas, which means for the next few weeks we'll be surrounded by the carefully planned, seasonal advertising campaigns of the country’s biggest brands and retailers. Love them or hate them, you can't escape them…

To help you explain to students why this time of year is so significant to marketing departments across a range of companies, we've made available a free try-it-out activity on types of promotion!

The activity covers five types of promotion, and students are challenged to locate them all. Whilst working through the activity, why not ask them to name an example of each type of promotion they've seen recently?

Try out the activity below!

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