Tuesday, 20 November 2018

The final furlong!

Dear all

this PowerPoint here covers the entire Unit 2 content that we have studied the last nine weeks.

After you have done the Formula test for the fourth time today can I suggest that you use it in partnership with a method of testing it.

If each person in the class creates a method for testing each topic that means that you have many tests as well as the PowerPoint to revise.

Other resources can be found on the student shared drive below:
R:\Subjects\Key Stage 4\Business\BTEC L2\Year 11.12 2018-2019\unit 2 finance revision

You need to do more than PASS this exam on Friday during period 1 and I don't see you again after today this week.

All best wishes and good luck

Mr T

Friday, 16 November 2018

This weeks Thought for the Day on Children in Need Day - Why do we need to develop skills

Why do we need to develop SKILLS:

  1. Be able to read (effectively) 
  2. Listen (properly)
  3. Follow instructions  
  4. Think quickly
  5. Be aware of the world around us and understand what's going on in the world
Because the world that you are preparing for needs you to be able to do more than COPE!

Employers want these skills and school is where you should be developing them!

Some of you are doing great but others are still fighting the system.

Time is ticking for you all in this GCSE but if you have it in you Imberhorne School will get it out of you.

For those that did not do that great in the BBC CIN fun quiz this morning why not try it again in your own time or with your family when you get home but remember to focus on developing your skills EVERYDAY.  Then check your answers here
Pudsey says "Help yourself to be great"

Thursday, 15 November 2018

P2 Part 2 The Contribution to the UK economy

Hi Year 13 L3 T&T

P1 Part 2

What is GDP

GDP stands for Gross Domestic Product and it is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders within a specific time but usually on an annual basis.  See BBC

Importance of GDP

Data from the World Trade Organisation shows that international tourist arrivals for
business, leisure and other purposes were estimated at £880 million in 2009

This has a forecast growth to $1.6 billion by 2020.

International tourism generated US$852 in export earnings in 2009

Tourism was worth £115.4 billion to the UK economy in 2009

This is the equivalent of 8.9% of GDP 

Importance to employment

Tourism is said to be the world’s largest employer.

Approximately 250 million are employed within the tourism industry

In the UK – 10% of total employment is in the tourism sector.

International tourism supports more than 230 million jobs across the world.
The number of jobs supported by UK tourism is forecast to rise from the current figure of 
2.6 million to 2.9 million by 2020.

At present, one in 12 jobs in the UK is either directly or indirectly supported by tourism.

Tourism is said to be the world’s largest employer. Approximately 250 million are
employed within the tourism industry.

In the UK – 10% of total employment is in the tourism sector.

International tourism supports more than 230 million jobs across the world.

The number of jobs supported by UK tourism is forecast to rise from the current figure of 
2.6 million to 2.9 million by 2020.

At present, one in 12 jobs in the UK is either directly or indirectly supported by tourism. 

Study Skills 
Planning the layout of your coursework click here
Referencing If you use any of these you will need to find a reference to attach to it so that
you can say where the information is from.  Alternatively you may use your own research
oh and don't forget what a report looks like see here
Good Luck and enjoy

Mr T

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Global Enterprise Week is Busines Challenge Week at Imberhorne School

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Venue: Conference Room

The wonderful world of business finance & banking
Our very own Mrs Goss and Mr Batsford take you into the wonderful world of finance, including banking and investments, and the vital role that this sector plays in the economy and the successful careers that it can offer.  

Mr Batsford worked in the City for over 20 years, starting on the graduate training scheme at Citibank, moving to Barclays Global Investors, then M&G Investments before changing career to become a teacher. He held a variety of roles including quantitative analyst, fund manager and client-facing investment director. He is a firm advocate of the financial services sector and the vital role it plays in the UK economy.
Mrs Goss took a slightly different route.  With the option to take a degree in business finance or take up the offer of an apprenticeship she chose the latter and developed her fantastic skill set on the job.  In her own words "I never looked back" o for those not sure if University is for them why not listen again to the words of wisdom on the video clip below above and take up the challenge below.  You never know the company might make you an unconditional offer and take you on after your A levels or GCSE's

Challenge: Research a sector that you would like to work in, banking, accountancy or investments and then find a Higher Apprentice vacancy and apply for it!

Global Enterprise Week 2018 is Busienss Challenge Week at Imberhorne School

Business Challenge Week is Global Enterprise Week so once again we combined both at Imberhorne School

Monday 12th November 2018
Venue: Conference Room
Thinking of a career in Engineering STEM Ambassador Dr Nikolaos
Demiridis would like to inspire you into the how and why!  

Nikolaos’s background in his own words: “Hello! I am a Chartered Civil Engineer (MICE CEng), Project Management Professional (PMP®) with extensive cross-functional experience in the engineering and delivery of integrated rail systems - from tramways and metros, to high speed mainline and heavy haul railways. My experience has been gained through exposure within both the industry and academia, including applied research & development. Railways and engineering are only two of my passions; which, obviously, I turned both into profession! Naturally a bit of a restless spirit, I am always on the lookout for a new challenge, as long as it helps pushing my boundaries a bit further each time! I enjoy mentoring and coaching younger professionals and have been leading diverse teams internationally for more than ten years now and assisting fellow engineers with their professional development. For me, promoting STEM is promoting a sustainable future for the next generations, the ones we borrowed from the world we live in and enabling them to make it better.” He currently works as an Associate Technical Director for Arcadis UK Ltd.

prospective applicants could apply at www.arcadis.com.
Internships usually appear on the system around end of Q1 (usually March).
For more information see website below.



Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Balance Sheets Made Easy

Dear BTEC Business

this page is designed to help you understand a very difficult concept very quickly.

A balance sheet is a valuation of a company at a certain time and place.

It also shows what the company OWES and OWNS at a particular time and place.

It also tells you how the business was financed and should accurately show how the NET ASSETS and the FINANCE BALANCE

So lets start here with this PowerPoint and here and make some notes on this tough topic
Another Example of a balance sheet can be found here

1. Test what you have learnt from the power points above with this balance sheet terminology

2. My first Balance Sheet

A generic balance Sheet that covers all bases see here

3. Key Definitions

4. Key term test here

Revision resources for the whole unit here

Extended reading
What is the difference between an ordinary share and a preference share click here

The YE teams first balance sheet

Super Curricular

A brief history of Accounting

Further reading around the topic here

Meet Jason, the entrepreneeur who wants to SHARE with you everything you need to know about setting up your own business and making money your own way

This is Jason Greystone - serial entrepreneur!

Since starting his first business at 22 years old, Jason Graystone has successfully built and run multi million pound businesses both in the service sector and online.

Coming from a working class family with little education, Jason embarked on a journey of self development from an early age which he says played a fundamental part of his success.

Jason believes that if you have the right mindset and adopt the right personality traits, you can use the same formula to achieve anything you want in life; and it’s this attitude that allowed him to achieve financial freedom by the time he was 31.

Jason believes that everyone deserves to live an inspired life. “We are better people when we have time to contribute towards what we are passionate about. We can solve meaningful problems and be rewarded and fulfilled at the same time.”

Jason’s website can be found at: jasongraystone.com
Challenge: To set yourself up as an entrepreneur watch the 25 minute life changing video above and answer the questions at the end.


Mr T