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GCSE / A Level Business and Mathematics Top Movies

Movie Magic Wednesday: Moneyball (2011) An outline of the story line, 8 Key Questions and Discussion Points  Moneyball is a truly inspirational biographical film released in 2011 about the Oakland Athletics baseball team’s 2002 season, where the forward-thinking General Manager Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt) attempts to create a competitive team on a limited …

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GCSE & A Level Business – Inspirational Women in Product innovation

Inspirational Women in Product Innovation: Joy 2015 Below you will find an outline of the story line10 Questions to consider and/or for group discussion AND a FREE teacher worksheet download Joy is a film based on a biography about an entrepreneur called Joy Mangano, played by Jennifer Lawrence.  Mangano is most famous for developing the …

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GCSE English Language: Top three films with twist endings!

GCSE English Language with a twist! Twist endings work brilliantly for short stories, and if you can manage one in your English Language exam they can knock an examiner’s socks off.  But what is a twist? A twist turns the expectations of the audience upside down. In English, we call this “subverting the audience’s expectations.” …

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Succeed at GCSE English Language: How to avoid “feature spotting”

Subject Crunch Thursday: Top tips with video on pathetic fallacy and link to a FREE revision sheet This week I was working on an AQA English exam paper that included an extract from a book called The Death Zone by Matt Dickinson. In it, he describes first-hand the experience of being on Mount Everest during the freak …

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GCSE / A Level Business Studies: The Perfect Pitch

TV Showbiz Wednesdays: Aspiring Entrepreneurs cannot fail to learn from watching some of the Dragon’s Dens shows, even if it involves a little bit of drama!  The following episode with James Shedden, Exactly Limited was featured in 2007.  8 key questions/areas for discussion can be found below for takeaway learning and FREE downloadable worksheet for Business …

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Succeed at GCSE English Language: Persuasive techniques

Subject Crunch Thursday:  Key lessons with videos on persuasive techniques and link to a FREE revision sheet Techniques like repetition and anecdotes are a staple of persuasive writing. Along with a slew of other rhetorical devices like emotive language, statistics and the good old “rule of three”, they are an effective method of gaining the …

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