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Interview Help

Discussion in 'Business studies' started by evilpixie, May 23, 2011.

  1. Hi
    I'm an ICT PGCE student and on Thursday I have a job interview for ICT with Business studies.
    I've got 2 lessons to teach
    1 is ICT (spreadsheets or databases) which I'm fine with but the other I would like some help!
    It says
    · A 25 minute introductory lesson to a group of Year 9 pupils who have opted to take Business Studies at KS4. Your lesson must have the ‘WOW’ factor.
    Any suggestions about what the WOW factor might be? I mean these kids have already chosen BS so obviously want to do it?!!?
    Thanks

    Kim
     
  2. Hi
    I'm an ICT PGCE student and on Thursday I have a job interview for ICT with Business studies.
    I've got 2 lessons to teach
    1 is ICT (spreadsheets or databases) which I'm fine with but the other I would like some help!
    It says
    · A 25 minute introductory lesson to a group of Year 9 pupils who have opted to take Business Studies at KS4. Your lesson must have the ‘WOW’ factor.
    Any suggestions about what the WOW factor might be? I mean these kids have already chosen BS so obviously want to do it?!!?
    Thanks

    Kim
     
  3. My specialism is business (and it is no coincidence that it is shortened to BS!!). The WOW factor is you, maybe try something along the lines of the Apprentice that Mr business is trying, it is current, has a catchphrase, and it means it can be taught as a game, doing is better than listening - perhaps you could do with more than 25 mins. But use the school curriculum blurb as a starting point - I will try and dig out some of my old plans and forward to you if any help.
    Ken
     
  4. Thanks Ken!
    My background has been very much customer service and support so I know that side of business plus I worked in Marketing (from an ICT side!) so have a bit of a clue there!
    My ideas were
    Logos.... throwing up a few on the board and getting the kids to name them or slogans to show the importance of marketing
    or "pass the parcel" open the object in teams, 2 mins to look at and decide how to describe, see if the other team(s) can identify the object again marketing
    or similar lines sellotape or should I say double sided sticky tape?
    but I really had no idea!
    Was the wow how I taught, my personality (I'm very smiley and bubbly so that's OK!) or wow as in Ofsted outstanding!
    All help appreciated!
    Kim

     
  5. One of my classes I created sillouhettes of brands (nike, coca cola bottle, etc.) and turned the id into a game / competition, we then discussed the importance of branding and building up customer loyalty, etc. This led onto the financial benefits, reduced mktg costs through instantly recognised logos, it then flowed through the business processes over the following weeks.
    Def stick to the marketing side if that's what you know best, and if you can utilise IT for both you and them all the better.
    Planning is the most important part of this, and rehearse if poss. Nearly forgot, we used the logo game to come up with an identity for the class and try to go through the course as if we were running a business.
    Kids love logos
    Go for it and I'm sure you will hit the WOW factor on all fronts
    Ken
     
  6. Thanks! I hope so!

     

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