Business Studies Multimedia Workpacks Issues 1-5


Business Studies Multimedia Workpacks Issues 1-5

Business Studies Multimedia Workpacks, from Holdsworth Associates, are effective, easy-to-use resources for teachers of GCSE and A level. They use films and case-studies to explain the meaning and advantages/ disadvantages of each type of business organisation, together with worksheets and PowerPoint templates to consolidate and test understanding. These flexible and lively resources are easy to adapt to suit your teaching style.

Each Workpack has been developed to provide a self-contained unit of work. They contain short explanations of the key points, questions to test understanding, notes for guidance and suggestions for extension work.

The materials can be used in the classroom but are also appropriate for homework, cover lessons, revision, and to help students who have missed lessons. Worksheets can be given to students electronically (and completed on-screen), printed or photocopied as needed.


Issue 1: Sole Traders – Garden Designer and Kitchen Fitter

Issue 2: Partnerships – Antonio Couture – wedding dresses

Issue 3: Private Limited Company – Paperfeel – manufacturers of plastic products

Issue 4: A Public Limited Company – Anglian Water plc.

Issue 5: Franchises – River Nene Vegetables

Great value at £35.50 each (plus VAT). P&P is included in the price. If you wish to put the resources on a school-wide network, you will need a site licence for each product priced at £30.50 (plus VAT).

Visit, telephone 01954 202789 or email for further information and to order.


Holdsworth Associates
Century House
Market Street
CB24 4QG

Preparing for Ofsted’s new sports inspections, and ensuring an even bounce of the ball.

Ofsted is “strengthening” its coverage of PE and sport ahead of its detailed review and report back to government on primary school sport this time next year.

Which raises the question, what is the best way of using the ring-fenced PE and Sport Funding over the next two years to introduce more sport to the school?

Obviously there is a benefit if the school can focus on (among other things) a sport that is not always pursued in every primary school. And one such sport that has been somewhat overlooked in recent years is cricket.

Practising and playing cricket in the spring, summer and autumn is an attractive proposition for those children who are developing both their skills and an interest in the game.

Cricket in the primary school has been greatly enhanced by the ability to control the ball bounce performance via a ball bounce underlay. This material is minimally affected by moisture and so ensures that the climate does not affect consistency.

As a result the cricket wicket offers a safer and more even bounce at all times and in all weathers, perfect for junior cricket coaching and match play.

In fact, the development of all-weather synthetic pitches means that the game can be played and practised throughout much of the year as such facilities require a low amount of maintenance and are more resistant to wear. As a result the chances of cancelling sessions due to wet weather are greatly reduced.

The Notts Sport artificial cricket pitch incorporates a fast draining system so the wicket will rapidly return to perfect condition, even after a heavy rainfall. We are always happy to provide thoughts and advice on installing a new artificial cricket pitch in your school.

Refurbishments of existing facilities can also be carried out at a fraction of the cost of a new build facility, and free condition checks are available for any existing artificial turf cricket facilities.

For more information or to arrange a free review of your playing area, please call me on 01455 883 730 or email me at

Alternatively, you can find further information on our website.

What is the best way to help re-take students to prepare for their GCSE maths exams?

Unfortunately sending a student who is soon to sit a re-take back to the material previously studied may fail to make an impact, simply because it will be skimmed on the basis that “I’ve done this before”.

Indeed, “going back” always feels just that: like “going back”. The student generally knows that he/she has a clear area of weakness which needs to be resolved, but re-reading past material often fails to inspire.

However, whether the problem resides with quadratic equations, the application of percentages, probability, vectors, scale factors or anything else that falls within the GCSE syllabus, there is another way.

This alternative route to re-visiting work that has not been fully grasped utilises a multi-sensory approach via demonstration videos (which can of course be re-run as often as required) and question sessions, with the student immediately able to check his/her answers.

This is the approach developed via I Need Maths. It is a programme that covers all GCSE and IGCSE topics at foundation and higher level up to A and A*. I Need Maths improves understanding, builds confidence in maths ability and maximises achievement.

There are in fact over 200 focussed and easy-to-follow video lessons with worked examples and clear explanations throughout.

Additionally there are over 400 original worksheets with answers, allowing the practice and building of skills and confidence.

There is also an individual dashboard for each student with a clear overview of all content and a record of progress made to organise and guide learning.

An individual student annual subscription costs £9.99 while bulk purchases of ten or more subscription cards are available at £6.99 each – or less for purchases of over 100 subscriptions at once.

Whole school purchase options are also available from £250 – details on request.

There is more information on

Alternatively, please call us on 020 3239 5747 or email us at