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Dear prospective Business student,

I hope you’re keeping safe and staying healthy in the current circumstances. This must be a confusing and challenging time, but follow government guidelines, stay safe and we hope to see you become a year 12 SFX student in September and that there is some form of return to normality. 

In the meantime here are some ideas to prepare for the next step in your learning. Firstly, the Business A Level specification and Business BTEC Level 3 specification are below; use this to familiarise yourself with the topics you will be covering (For Level 3 BTEC focus only on the mandatory units): 

Business A Level specification 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/Business%20Studies/2015/specification-and-sample-assessment-materials/9781446914694_GCE2015_A_BUS_WEB.PDF

Business BTEC Level 3 specification 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Business/2016/specification-and-sample-assessments/9781446938249_BTECNationals_Bus_ExDip_Spec_Iss3C.pdf

Secondly, please utilise the following links/references to documentaries, programmes, audio books, resources and see how they link to the specification: 

Documentaries
  • The Nine to Five with Stacey Dooley (BBC iplayer)
  • Fyre (Netflix)
  • Inside Iceland: Britain’s Budget Supermarket (Channel 5 on demand)
  • Amazon: What they know about us (BBC iPlayer)
  • Dirty Money (Netflix)
  • Rotten (Netflix)
Books/Audiobooks

7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktlTxC4QG8g&t=23s

Audio Book FREE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDDWLXl60TY

How To Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uMZi1gc0Nc

Audio Book FREE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQDV9M7yeX4

In Search of Excellence – Tom Peters & Waterman

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_xZoFxipT0

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWK9RwGTWNA

The Effective Executive – Peter Drucker

Book Summary Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVYg6qQ2YK4

Audio Book FREE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcdiIms_XBM

Strengths Finder 2.0 – Tom Rath

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS1mT_NmDoM

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies – Jim Collins

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcgiPrcoSH0&t=6s 

Good To Great – Jim Collins

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk7bzZjOXaM&t=1s Audio Book FREE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNJ6ZrfOCX8

Think & Grow Rich: The Secret to Wealth Updated for the 21st Century – Napolean Hill

Book Summary Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwmxp2UNyVY

Audio Book FREE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMbOEj5ofMU

Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Kyosaki

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuSgn85I1fQ

Audio Book FREE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0Dwa7Bh-zE

Awaken the Giant Within – Tony Robbins

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw-Mz0-zSUg

The 4 Hour Work Week – Tim Ferriss

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3TeLsaKzAM

Audio Book FREE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSN7OFBPwYo

Legacy: What the All Black’s Can Teach Us About the Business of Life – James Kerr

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ncqQt4j_Cc

Chop Wood, Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great – Joshua Medcalf

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL1qpbTCmog

The Virgin Way – Richard Branson

Audio Book FREE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wz40rdz7i4

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon – Brad Stone

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDh2R6M6jfw

Elon Musk – Ashlee Vance

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWU6tUISG9w

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike – Phil Knight

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHtFbB0Z_N4

Audio Book FREE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=565nBHNInqI

It’s Not about the Coffee: Lessons on Putting People First – Howard Behar

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w355vtnDae8

5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organisations by Encouraging People – Chapman and White

Book Summary Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmU_CPox9NQ

Start with Why – Simon Sinek

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb8KpHqU5tg

Audio Book FREE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDhU2SA0eaw

Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talking when Stakes are high – Patterson et al

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFaXx3pgaxM

Audio Book FREE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0EQ52VRjAM

The New One Minute Manager – Blanchard & Johnson

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3NLetsLYu4

Audio Book FREE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar4lrwXM4ao

The Little Black Book of Human Resource Management – Barry Wolfe

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF19ZU9UBeo

Carrots & Sticks Don’t Work – Marciano (Culture)

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddrGOjZ5W6U

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YvuDRjpG8c

Our Iceberg is Melting – John Kotter (Change Management)

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh2xc6vXQgk

The Energy Bus – Jon Gordan

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVNp6avC1Ig

Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek

Book Summary Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZar2kAqyzQ

Audio Book FREE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgiAqNSQ7gQ

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John C Maxwell

Book Summary Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyW6neGd1Nw

Audio Book FREE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKC3eTxoHi0

Freakonomics – Levitt & Dubner

Book Summary Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0CoI3Ohptg

Buyology – Lindstrom

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN_l0yc_YQ4

The Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-fcI7W-ucY

Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg

Audio Book FREE -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw4tkf6EsaY

Book Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7qYTD_zhvo

Give and Take – Adam Grant

Book Summary Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyXRYgjQXX0 

Task

Read the article below and write down what you think are the 10 most important words from the article. Define each word. For each word, write down what impact has the COVID-19 crisis has had on the word you have chosen, and how is it likely to impact it in the future. How does the word you have chosen impact the UK's economy?
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-52367295


Kind Regards & Stay safe 

Mr Takyi
a.takyi@sfx.ac.uk