Teaching Business & Economics

Teaching Business & Economics is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer

A Level Business Studies: A Student's Perspective
Having studied business at both GCSE and AS/A2 level, I have encountered varying teaching styles and seen how teachers can stimulate the thought processes in a student's mind, can help create a more successful and effective approach to learning, and...
A Level Economics: A Student's Perspective
Talking with other students and having presented economics at the college open day, it seems that economics provides the fourth AS choice. It is often chosen after the subjects or subject area that students (at that stage) wish to pursue at degree level....
A Little Bit of Toast: Exploring Waste in a Business Context
Rather than meeting different learning styles, it is sometimes too easy in A level teaching to favour "chalk and talk" or to base learning around case studies that cover key business studies concepts. However, as a discipline, business is a subject area...
An Agricultural Market Simulation for AS and GCSE Economics
There is a long tradition of using games, experiments and simulations when teaching economics. They can be usefully employed at all levels, from the first year of GCSE through to undergraduate level. There is a wealth of excellent examples to be found...
Controlled Assessment in OCR's GCSEs in Applied Business, Business and Communication Systems and Business Studies
Controlled assessment is a new form of internal assessment and a mandatory feature of all four of OCR's new business specifications. Following a QCDA review, it has been introduced by all awarding bodies to replace coursework. One of the aims of controlled...
How to Improve Student Performance in Business and Economics at Key Stages 4 and 5
In business and economics, we know the importance of information in decision-making. If we are to improve student performance, we need some understanding of where students are in their learning and where we want to get them to. Monitoring and using data...
Quantitative Easing: Injecting Money into the Economy
The Monetary Policy Committee announced in March 2009 that it would start to inject money directly into the economy to boost spending - a policy often known as quantitative easing (QE). The Committee continues to set Bank Rate each month, and the objective...
Teaching Game Theory: Using Games in Lessons
Game theory is one of the main additions to the new A2 specifications. It is a welcome addition to any economics course, leading students nearer to the frontiers of economic research. The topic has often been used as extension material to stretch the...
The Business Administration and Finance Diploma: The Why, What and Where?
Why the diploma? What is it? Where do I start? These are typical questions I get asked by colleagues before starting to plan for the diploma. The short answer to "why" is simple: the course has been introduced as a result of employers voicing concerns...