Month: January 2017

AQA Business Spec Resource Info

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Essentially this information is available for Schools,  Colleges and Teachers,  it is available on the AQA website,  please see 
the Scheme of Work has recommended internet links included.

(All the details are updated on the AQA website and this information is from the Specification as it is downloaded as a .pdf at Jan 2017 – please check their website for the current information, changes and additions or updates).

Quoted from the Specification

“The 7131-7132 Specification information has the following advice:-


Support and resources to help you teach

 We know that support and resources are vital for your teaching and that you have limited time to find or develop good quality materials. So we’ve worked with experienced teachers to provide you with a range of resources that will help you confidently plan, teach and prepare for exams. 

Teaching resources 

We have too many Business resources to list here so visit

to see them all. 

They include: 

•flexible sample schemes of work to help you plan for course delivery in your own way 

• individual lesson plans on specific topic areas to assist you in providing continuity and progression in teaching

 •student textbooks and e-learning materials that have been scrutinised by AQA 

•training courses to help you deliver AQA Business qualifications 

• subject expertise courses for all teachers, from newly-qualified teachers who are just getting started to experienced teachers looking for fresh inspiration”.

New Pages and Categories

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All posts will be categorised soon into subjects
There is a new English Authors Page 

Competitive Industries Operations (Manufacture) Insights

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Check some Operations information for real businesses,  more in depth details than the A Level Specification require but useful concepts to grasp Secondary Manufacture
Competitive Industries – Siemens Global Weblogs

Business Studies 2017

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Have these businesses in mind and then go back to the textbook theory.

Check the new Biz Studies basic concepts page too.
For a ‘flavour’ of Business Studies find a selection of websites. Look for Company History,  Advertising,  Corporate Info, and Marketing ‘P’s

You could make a bookmark ‘getpocket’ site or a microsoft ‘one note’ labelled for learning set of folders and then screen capture some info and save the links.  Or even make a private (or a twitter) to save links to,  if you feel that will give you an understanding and reference collection. 


Rolls Royce.
The Halifax Building Society.
Find a large music or film company.

(Television stations have lots of different companies making programmes for them too.)

Find a list of tradespeople in your local area.

Some companies are soley investment companies for other businesses – some of these are the major UK Banks but some are less well known. See if you can find a UK one by searching on Wikipedia.

For Marketing find the Experian Mosaic Brochure and their segmentation categories within the brochure. Note how some categories are savings investment and luxury orientated and some family suburbia work orientated and others students.

For Production,  Operations:
Check the beeb series of how things are made, crisps, baked beans etc


See the bbc bytesize GCSE Business studies website.

Dragons Den and The Apprentice are not really giving you an insight to Business Studies – they are for entertainment!