There are six brief numerical challenges to test the student's knowledge of the key
relationships of the unit. Each section also has a collection of multiple choice
questions and a data-response task.
Students can download spreadsheets of sample accounts that they can analyse using
the skills they have learned. They can then suggest strategies for the business to
pursue, using their skills of evaluation.
Finally, there is a task that could be used as an extended research assignment or as the
piece of coursework that can be taken for final assessment.
GCSE Business Studies, Finance and Accounting Unit. This is based on the
ICAA/CCEA 2001 specification that replaces the old NDTEF syllabus. All topics
from the unit are covered.
Internet connection (Flash player needed for browsers), spreadsheet software is
useful, presentation software is useful.
Students aged 14-16. Should be suitable for all ability ranges. Basic numerical tasks
with supporting information are included. Higher order exploratory and evaluative
tasks are also included.
The site makes use of Macromedia Flash 5 learning extensions and ActionScript to
allow the students to take tests that give instant feedback.
There is also the inclusion of Excel spreadsheets that the students can work on.
The work offers the students to do some self-assessed work, whilst the challenges at
the end of each section will allow the teacher to have more of an active role.
Best not to get the students to read through the sites in the classroom - they can do this
in their own time. You could adapt the content for class presentations or worksheets.
Students could then take the tests and work in groups/alone on the download tasks.
Students might want to write notes in their books when doing the tests (i.e. write the
correct answers for revision notes). They might not want to, of course, but they