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A-level Business Activities for a really small class

Discussion in 'Business studies' started by maria_damanik, May 27, 2020.

  1. maria_damanik

    maria_damanik New commenter

    Hi all,

    I’m an Indonesian teacher, teaching in IGCSE and A-Level Business. I’ve been working in schools with classes consist of more than 15 students, but recently handling really small class of A-Level Business with only 2 - 5 students in a class.

    I need your inputs of how to make the class engaging with activities or class works, and not only relying on worksheets or writing activities.

    I hope there’s anybody here with similar experience and willing to share some tips. :)

    Thanks a lot.
  2. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    You can still do paired and group work with those numbers. A weekly study with individual current affairs presentations will also work, as well as games like Dragon's Den, tutor2u current affairs weekly quiz and the branding game or content specific kahoot quizzes.
  3. revisionstation

    revisionstation New commenter

    It really depends if you have access to computers. If you do then you can set a variety of presentation and poster activities or they could create a https://en.linoit.com/ online scrapbook. Feel free to give them a page of notes or text books or access to the Internet, a topic and some parameters (4 slides, and pictures etc). With small groups you can also do micro teach which is where you give students a tropic and THEY teach the class. I always suggest they come up with a quiz or game at the end of their microteach. Try https://kahoot.com/ which is free and they can all play as revision at the end. Ask students to make a crossword from the topic they have studied: https://worksheets.theteacherscorner.net/make-your-own/crossword/ and then challenge the others to fill them in. You can't do team work but you can play against the clock and there are lots of fun online timers with music.
    You could also role play with students, for example mock interviews when on HRM topics. I had a small group one year (of 4 lads) and we did a series of photos for business forms. They have one person as a sole trader, two for a partnership (with a stuffed dog and stethoscope props to be vets) then all 4 for a ltd company and a shot of the school for a plc. They then printed out the photos polaroid style and had to write about the different forms underneath. https://www.tuxpi.com/photo-effects/photo-paper
    For leadership styles they can make the others in the group perform a task and they have to guess the "style" . We made towers from lego and they really took to their parts seriously with the others trying to guess. What made it even better was it was a nice day so we went into the school playground and set up the lesson there.
    For ethics we made a fairtrade shop and sold goods to the rest of the school https://bit.ly/3ccrFqr. For enterprise we rented an ice cream machine and sold ice creams on hot days at break and lunch time.
    I hope this helps, good luck!
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  4. pardoesbusiness

    pardoesbusiness New commenter

    Those are fantastic ideas! Thanks for sharing them :)

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