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GNVQ Level 2 in Business: Application of Number

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Age Range: KS4+

Topics include: Considering domestic spending in different types of household; Considering the growth in part-time employment; Investigating productivity in an industrial setting; Working on metric conversion and estimation; Understanding supply and demand curves.

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Size: 74 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 081 1
Author(s): Abdul Sattar
Code: GQAB
Popularity rank: 429

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Contents List


  • 1 COST OF LIVING Students consider domestic spending in different types of household, then analyse some figures on domestic spending using fraction and percentage, and present them graphically.
  • 3 PART-TIME WORK Students consider the growth in part-time employment, compute national employment figures, and present an analysis of peoples' reasons for working part time, supported with pie charts.
  • 5 THE COST OF WIDGETS Students investigate productivity in an industrial setting and use detailed figures to produce a range of totals and percentages, which are then used in the preparation of a report.
  • 7 BREAK EVEN This page aims to familiarise students with the principle of the break even point through a practical activity grounded in a college Mini Enterprise example.
  • 9 BRANCHING OUT Students interpret data, identifying good and bad practice in market research, and construct a market research plan for a retailer investigating the likely benefits of diversifying his operations.
  • 11 MAKING IT METRIC Students work on metric conversion and estimation in the context of preparing a list of materials required for a theatre production.
  • 13 LOOKING AFTER THE PENNIES This page enables students to gain an understanding of the mathematics involved in maintaining a weekly petty cash record with analysis columns, and of the wider uses and requirements of maintaining a thorough petty cash account.
  • 15 FLOOR SPACE This page focuses on the skills required for complex area measurements, and on calculating costs based on area, in the context of carpeting a community centre.
  • 17 SUPPLY AND DEMAND This page aims to give students a detailed understanding of supply and demand curves and the business theory that surrounds them.
  • 19 FAIR PAY Students consider the wage differentials between various jobs, draw graphs to show the average rise or decline in earnings for each job group and plot their positions relative to one another.
  • 21 WE SELL EVERYTHING This page aims to show students the need to analyse performance in business in order to plan effectively. Students analyse the detailed trading figures of a retail company to assess the profitability of its outlets, so that the company can implement suitable restructuring to maximise efficiency.
  • 23 JOGGING Students investigate time-based calculations, including predictions, in the context of an employee preparing for and taking part in a sponsored 'Fun Run'.
  • 25 SAFE KEEPING In the context of running a car rental business, students calculate the cost of security fencing, and investigate the practical and financial elements involved in choosing between this capital investment and a monthly contract with a security firm.
  • 27 THE MORE YOU BUY Students order a range of office consumables using bulk-purchasing discounts, and work out the savings available on large quantities.
  • 29 WEIGHBRIDGE This page asks students to make calculations to render an account for a bulk road haulage company. They devise an account to show the haulier how the total to be paid is calculated.
  • 31 THE VILLAGE SCENE This page aims to help students develop their understanding of primary, secondary and tertiary industries through calculations showing the shift in employment patterns within a small village.
  • 33 FEWER FAILURES Students consider the benefits of good customer relations, working with percentages and actual figures to analyse the results of a customer satisfaction survey in different departments of a large store.
  • 35 A GOOD MOVE? This page asks students to perform calculations concerned with the possible relocation of a business and to present their figures in a suitable tabular form.
  • 37 COMPONENT COSTS This page looks at the various elements that make up unit production costs in a manufacturing industry, especially labour costs.
  • 39 THE OFFICE AQUARIUM This page engages students in a variety of calculations involving the volume of a cylinder and the sub-division of its space, within a business scenario.