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GNVQ Business Intermediate Unit 1: Investigating How Businesses Work

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Age Range: KS4

Stimulate discussion with your students on GNVQ business studies issues. Combines complete coverage of the theory required for this unit and provides linked assessment sheets for KS4 students to complete their portfolios. Worksheets and lesson plans employ familiar scenarios which enable students to concentrate on the underlying concepts of how businesses work. Suitable for Key Stage 4. A number of worksheets would also work as practice for GCSE Business Studies.

Resources cover: Company objectives; Organisational structures; Business functions and activities; Production processes; Marketing; Customer service; Unions; Communication; Job roles.

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Size: 117 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 404 8
Code: GBSU
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Contents List

LESSONS

SECTION ONE - BUSINESS OBJECTIVES

  • 6 WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Worksheet introduces the unit which covers the subject area, assessment and assignment design.
  • 8 WHAT'S THE POINT? Looks at the aims and objectives of different businesses.
  • 10 NOT JUST FOR PROFIT Exercises to emphasise that charities may have different objectives, and how some businesses may have ethical objectives.

HELP SHEETS

  • 13 BUSINESS OBJECTIVES: ASSIGNMENT SHEET
  • 14 BUSINESS OBJECTIVES: CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
  • 15 BUSINESS OBJECTIVES: GUIDANCE SHEET

SECTION TWO - FUNCTIONAL AREAS

  • 16 GETTING ORGANISED How businesses try to reach their aims and objectives through efficient organisation.
  • 18 WHAT ARE FUNCTIONS? An overview of the functional areas of a business and broad descriptions of those areas.
  • 20 PEOPLE MAKE A BUSINESS Worksheet focuses on the human resources functional area of a business and its responsibilities.
  • 22 BRAND NEW Lesson plan focuses on the research and development functional area of a business and its responsibilities.
  • 24 MAKING THINGS A study of the functional area in a business that is responsible for production.
  • 26 TYPES OF PRODUCTION A look at the different ways in which inputs can be combined to produce outputs using flow, batch and job production.
  • 28 WHAT DO YOU WANT? The role of the marketing functional area in finding a business's target market and finding information to help a business meet customer wants.
  • 30 THE MARKETING FUNCTION Lesson plan focuses on the process that this area goes through to increase sales and the profile of the business.
  • 32 FIX THE MIX A look at how the marketing functional area develops an overall strategy.
  • 34 PAPERWORK A focus on the administration functional area of a business and its responsibilities.
  • 36 MONEY MATTERS A focus on the finance functional area of a business and its responsibilities.
  • 38 KEEPING CUSTOMERS HAPPY A focus on the customer services functional area of a business and its responsibilities.
  • 40 FROM THEORY TO REALITY Worksheet helps students collate information about functional areas for the coursework task.
  • 42 WHAT'S MY LINE? Worksheet helps students collate information about job roles for the coursework task

HELP SHEETS

  • 45 FUNCTIONAL AREAS: ASSIGNMENT SHEET
  • 46 FUNCTIONAL AREAS: CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
  • 47 FUNCTIONAL AREAS: GUIDANCE SHEET

SECTION THREE - EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • 48 THE LETTER OF THE LAW A study of the four key equal opportunities laws, their content and implications.
  • 50 TOGETHER WE STAND A focus on how trades unions seek to protect their members. An introduction to ACAS.

HELP SHEETS

  • 53 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES: ASSIGNMENT SHEET
  • 54 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES: CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
  • 55 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES: GUIDANCE SHEET

SECTION FOUR - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

  • 56 EVERYONE'S TALKING A study of how businesses communicate orally.
  • 58 EVERYONE'S WRITING A study of how businesses communicate in writing.
  • 60 IT SOLUTIONS A focus on how businesses can solve communications problems by using IT.
  • 62 WHY BOTHER TALKING? A look at why good communication is important for the efficient functioning of a business.
  • 64 GATHERING INFORMATION Activities to draw together all of the students' knowledge on communications.

HELP SHEETS

  • 67 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS: ASSIGNMENT SHEET
  • 68 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS: CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
  • 69 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS: GUIDANCE SHEET

SECTION FIVE - CUSTOMER SERVICES

  • 70 CUSTOMERS COME FIRST! Exercises on how the customer services functional area provides information and advice.
  • 72 SERVICES FOR CUSTOMERS Students study the services offered to customers such as credit, after sales service and deliveries.

HELP SHEETS

  • 75 CUSTOMER SERVICES: ASSIGNMENT SHEET
  • 76 CUSTOMER SERVICES: CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
  • 77 CUSTOMER SERVICES: GUIDANCE SHEET

SECTION SIX - ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURES

  • 78 KEEP IT SIMPLE Looking at the organisational structures of businesses. A focus on flat structures.
  • 80 FAMILY TREE Looking at the organisational structures of businesses. A focus on tall, hierarchical structures.
  • 82 TEAMWORK Looking at the organisational structures of businesses. A focus on matrix structures.
  • 84 BETWEEN YOU AND ME... A study of how communication flows differ in flat and hierarchical structures.
  • 86 WHO'S IN CHARGE? Resources which look at the function of the line manager.
  • 88 BUSINESS STRUCTURES Gathering information on the organisational structures of businesses.

HELP SHEETS

  • 91 ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURES: ASSIGNMENT SHEET
  • 92 ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURES: CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
  • 93 ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURES: GUIDANCE SHEET

SECTION SEVEN - GETTING TO THE TOP

  • 94 GETTING TO THE TOP How to get the best grade that you are capable of - hitting distinction level.
  • 96 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER How to organise your assignments to reach the top levels.

HELP SHEETS

  • 99 GETTING TO THE TOP: ASSIGNMENT SHEET
  • 100 GETTING TO THE TOP: CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
  • 101 GETTING TO THE TOP: GUIDANCE SHEET

APPENDICES

  • 102 RECIPE FOR USE WITH MAKING THINGS
  • 103 INFORMATION GATHERING SHEET
  • 104 CONTRACT FOR USE WITH THE LETTER OF THE LAW
  • 105 ASSESSMENT SHEET

Additional Resources: Online Assessment

Preview tests forAims and Objectives andCustomer Service delivered via our Yacapaca assessment system.

These tests are part of a larger assessment resource which can be foundhere.

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06/11/17

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I found this very useful as an introduction to A levels for international students. Easy to grasp and interactive.
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