Business KS4 / GCSE: Different types of companies – LTDs and PLCs

A collection of short films hosted by Radio 1 DJ Greg James which look at how business concepts work at a music festival.

The films explores four important themes:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sole trading
  • Franchises
  • Companies

These clips are taken from the original BBC series, Music, Mud and Making Money

Suitable for: KS4 / GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 5 in Scotland.

Teacher Notes

Use to clarify differences in company structure.

Ask students to investigate local Private Limited Companies and Public Limited Companies: what are the key differences in terms of size, growth and profits?

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Business at KS4/GCSE, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland

Also at National 5 in Scotland.

This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, CCEA GCSE and SQA.

More from the series: Music, Mud and Making Money

How to be an entrepreneur
What is a franchise?
What’s it like being a sole trader?

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