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Topic Lesson - Objectives


Decision Trees 1: Obj TBAT identify the different
elements of a decision tree, how they are useful and
be able to draw and interpret a simple decision tree

Decision Trees 2: Obj TBAT identify, explain


and analyse the use of a decision tree. TBAT
create and interpret more complex D. trees.
Decision Trees 3: Obj TBAT apply
interpretation and analysis of decision trees to a
case study example to evaluate a business
decision
Decision Trees Contingency lesson
Forecasting: Obj TBAT identify reasons why
forecasts are done and analyse the pros and cons
of forecasting.
Data Analysis: Obj TBAT identify and apply +
analyse results of statistical measures, including
mean, median, range, standard deviation etc
4 Point moving average (TSA) Obj TBAT
identify and explain reasons for forecasting and
TBAT work out a 3 point moving average.
4 Point moving average (TSA) Obj TBAT
work out and extrapolate from a 4 point moving
average
4 Point moving average (TSA) Obj TBAT
work out and analyse seasonal / cyclical

Activities

Suggested
Resources
Worked example. Notes
PowerPoint
and discussion. GroupPitcher and
work to draw a DT
Piano Q
Differentiated decision
PowerPoint
tree scenarios for pupils
Tamhir
to work through
cornershop
Working through a more PowerPoint
complex D.T and be able Cadbury launch
to use the D.T for making decision tree
a decision
Notes and discussion

PowerPoint

Notes and discussion


Some practice
calculations
Worked example to start
Students to complete
worked example
Notes and discussion and
then pupils to work
through calculations
Notes, discussion, a
worked example and then
students to do questions.

PowerPoint

PowerPoint
F297 June 2011
Case Study
PowerPoint +
F297 June 2011
case study

HW / Study pack
Read F297 case Study

Complete F297 decision tree

Complete essay on decision tree

Look at data in F297 case and


highlight anomalies, notes on the
correlation between columns
Complete a number statistical
analysis questions on the F297 data

Complete a 4 point moving


average for BPL, draw on a graph,
a line of best fit and extrapolate
Complete the essay based on the
fig 1 and fig 2 from June 2011
F297

variations and apply to case study


4 Point moving average (TSA) - Contingency
Economic growth Obj: TBAT define and explain
economics growth and how changes in GDP
affect businesses and strategic decisions.
The Business Cycle. Obj: TBAT define and
explain the different stages of the cycle and
analyse how they would affect different
businesses differently.
Interest rates Obj: TBAT define and explain
interest rates, analyse the effect of changing
interests rates on a business and evaluate their
implications on strategy.
Exchange rates Obj: TBAT define and explain
exchange rates, analyse the effect of changing
interests rates on a business and evaluate their
implications on strategy.
Inflation. Obj: TBAT define and explain different
types of inflation, analyse their consequences
upon businesses
Unemployment. Obj: TBAT identify and explain
the different types of unemployment and analyse
how they can affect a business.
Supply side policies Obj: TBAT identify and
explain policies pursued by the govt to increase
supply and stimulate economic growth.
Monetary and Fiscal Policies Obj: TBAT identify

Notes and discussion,


Income elasticity of
demand

F297 case study

Group work on big poster


showing impact on GDP,
consumer confidence, interest
rates, unemployment, wages
etc at different stages

Notes and discussion

Notes and discussion

Notes and discussion

Notes and discussion


Notes and discussion

Notes and discussion

Extension Explain how the two are


interlinked.
Evaluate the extent to which changes in
exchange rates might impact on BPLs
abilities to achieve its objectives

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and explain different elements of fiscal and


monetary policy, how they affect demand and
analyse / evaluate their impact on strategy.
Impact of the government Obj: TBAT identify
and explain the different roles the state plays,
customer, market, provider of services etc and
how these may affect a businesses strategy.
Political issues. Obj: TBAT identify and analyse
the potential impact the political environment
and changes in the political environment can
have upon a businesses strategy.
Market analysis Obj: TBAT identify and explain
different market structures and other market
analysis techniques.
Market analysis Obj: TBAT apply analysis of
markets to strategic decision making in a given
case study.
SWOT Obj: TBAT identify and explain the
different parts of the SWOT analysis, create a
SWOT for a given business, analyse how it might
be used and evaluate its effectiveness.
Mission statements Obj: TBAT explain the
purpose of a mission statement, analyse the
benefits of them and evaluate their
appropriateness.
Stakeholder objectives Obj: TBAT identify and
explain conflicting stakeholder objectives and

Notes and discussion

Notes and discussion

Notes and discussion


Matching exercise

PowerPoint and
card sort cards

Reading on Porters 5 forces model


Read Stonyfield farm case study

Notes and discussion


Group work and
discussion
Notes and discussion
Assessment of a business
and group work to
discuss results.

PowerPoint
Stonyfield farm
case study
PowerPoint
Business case
study?

Complete Stonyfield farm


questions 2+4 or 3 (differentiation
as Q3 requires Porters.

Analysis of existing
businesses Mission
statements. Write / rewrite mission statements.

PowerPoint
Examples of
mission
statements

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how different stakeholders can influence


businesses behaviour.
Strategic vs Tactical objectives Obj: TBAT
identify and explain what factors are considered
when forming objectives and the hierarchy of
objectives.
Short term tactics Obj: TBAT explain the
difference between strategic and tactical
objectives and how the two are interlinked.
Risk and return: TBAT explain the relationship
between risk and reward and what actions a
business can take to reduce risk.
Impact on corporate strategy Obj: TBAT explain
how objective influence behaviour and what
other factors will influence behaviour.
Marketing strategy / Ansoffs Matrix Obj: TBAT
identify and explain the different elements of
Ansoffs matrix, its pros and cons.
Marketing strategy / Ansoffs Matrix Obj: TBAT
apply knowledge of Ansoffs matrix to a business
case study
International competitiveness / international
issues Obj TBAT identify and explain what
international competitiveness and globalisation
and how they can impact upon a business.

Group discussion of
context based question
Notes and discussion
Discuss video clip
Group work on case
study questions
Notes and discussion
Case study

PowerPoint

PowerPoint and
video clip
PowerPoint

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