Business Lesson One

Subject: Business

Resource type: Lesson

Skills: Listening, Teamwork

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Ethical Decision Making: In this activity, students step into the role of a HR manager tasked with an equality review. Access our comprehensive resource package, including detailed teacher notes, PowerPoint, student worksheet and answer sheet. Adapt to your classroom’s needs for a dynamic learning experience.


A HR manager at a pharmaceutical company has been asked to carry out an equality review and share this information with their line manager.

Learning Aim

To interpret data to justify ethical decision making.

Skills Builder Links

Listening step 7
I show I am listening by using open questions to deepen my understanding.

Teamwork step 7
I contribute to group decision making, whilst recognising the value of others’ ideas.

Curriculum Table

England: The national curriculum (England)Influences on business
Students must know and understand the impact of ethical and environmental considerations on businesses, including sustainability.
Scotland: The National 5 Business ManagementUnderstanding business – external factors
How external factors affect the operation of, and decisions made in, the different types of organisations, including social and environmental factors.
Wales: WJEC GCSE in business specificationEthical influence on business activity
The advantages and disadvantages of adopting ethical policies on businesses and their stakeholders.