Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Google advanced searches

Dear Year 8

Now that you have started creating your powerpoint on advanced searches your ready to create slides that demonstrate how you can do:


  1. 10 clever Google search tips
  2. Advanced image searches
  3. Advanced Google Map searches 
  4. How to put your favourite cafe or restaurant on Google maps
Add a slide ro each of the above


Extension challenge - praise email
Create a map search to get directions form one place to another.  Maybe your grandparents house or a UK holiday that your going on in the summer

Monday, 18 June 2018

This weeks challenge - turning a Micro Bit into a Compass

Dear Year 7


this week you will be working independently on the project that you can find from the link below.


Praise email for the first three to complete the challenge with a working prototype


https://www.microbit.co.uk/blocks/lessons/compass/activity


Enjoy


Mr T

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

BBC Micro Bit Projects

Dear Year 7


The page here will introduce you to many features of the BBC Micro Bit


How many of you are up to this weeks challenge of creating:


  1. A step counter by clicking here
  2. A coin game here
  3. Car racing game here
  4. A compass by clicking here
  5. A burglar alarm
  6. A thermometer by clicking here
Other projects can be found here

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

BTEC Grade calculator


Dear Year 12


this link will allow you to calculate what you have so far and what you need o achieve your overall target grade across the eight unit in Year 12.


Why not spend a few minutes monitoring your progress to your own targe:


https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/demo/en/support/support-topics/results-certification/understanding-marks-and-grades/using-the-next-generation-btec-nqf-grade-calculator.html


Enjoy


Mr T

BTEC Grade Calculator

Dear Year 10


this link will allow you to calculate what you have so far and what you need o achieve your overall target grade across the four units in Year 10 & 11.


Why not spend a few minutes monitoring your progress to your own targe:


https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/demo/en/support/support-topics/results-certification/understanding-marks-and-grades/using-the-next-generation-btec-nqf-grade-calculator.html


Enjoy


Mr T

Tuesday, 5 June 2018






Dear Year 12


this the final part of the final unit.


P4 Demonstrate Customer Service Skills in a T&T context.
M2 Deal independently with customers in a T&T situation


P5 Demonstrate selling skills in a T&T situation
M3 Demonstrate effective reselling skills in a T&T situation


D2 Demonstrate good product knowledge, customer service and selling skills to provide a consistently high standard of customer service in three different situations










P4 / M3 / D2 will see you prepare for the THREE role plays  (one face to face, one over the phone and a complaint that you deal with finally by email)




P5 requires you to demonstrate your selling skills in one of the above role plays by building RAPPORT, establishing customers needs,  and demonstrating your product knowledge and overcoming some resistance before closing the sale.




18 / 19th June Role Plays begin - Face to face


25 / 26th June  - Role plays continue - over the phone


29th June  - Final role play- complaint handling and your final evaluation for D2


Cant quite believe that we are nearly all done for the year.


Mr T

Friday, 25 May 2018

P8 Demonstrate how the functionality, accessibility and usability of the website created meets the needs of a selected business.

Dear Year 12


P8 this is the last task for Unit 14.  Well done to those that have worked so hard this term and are about ready to create the evidence to achieve this.


Can I suggest that you create the evidence for this is a presentation with you demonstrating how it works and what's included.  It is not necessary to do a PowerPoint or create a document with print screens but it is important that it includes all the features and pages required .


To achieve M5 you will need to gather feedback from members of the class so that you can assess the suitability of what you have created.  Use the checklist below or make your own.


To achieve D4 you then need to make recommendations about how you will make changes to improve the functionality, accessibility and the usability of your website.in response to the feedback you have achieved.  Clearly the more feedback you receive the better your recommendations will be.  There is no requirement to modify your website but you can if you wish as long as you have identified why any changes would benefit the website that you have created. A suggested checklist of things that you can gain feedback on is listed below but you can add your own criteria to this:
  • What is the resolution like
  • How effective is it at informing new and potential customers of products and services offered
  • IS the content exciting, interesting to read or a little dull?
  • Is the website presentation professional and promoting the brand image of the business.
  • Is it easy to navigate around the site and return to the home page?
  • How easy is it to use?
  • How accessible is it on many different platforms?
  • Does it perform equally as well on a desktop, tablet and smartphone?
  • Does It meet your client brief and how?
  • Does it meet the purpose for which it was created
  • What needs to be changed to the website to make it function better, function on more platforms and improve its usability   
That's it.  As soon as all the work for the other units is completed to a PASS plus and you have achieved a MERIT on unit 1 if you did not secure a level 2 PASS from the finance unit you have finished this BTEC level 2 Business course.


I have to say it has been a pleasure to see you grow throughout the year and remain determined and focussed on achieving success.  I hope that the next stage in your education and career brings the rewards and happiness that you deserve and that you reflect on how success always comes from hard work and determination, developing your skills and knowledge and pushing yourself to be the best that you can be.


All best wishes and lets see if we can finish this unit and course soon after half term


Mr T