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Industrial sectors

  1. 1. Industrial Sectors/Business Activity Year 10 Business
  2. 2. Learning Objectives <ul><li>To understand the different types of industrial sectors </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to explain what types of workers operate in the sectors </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to explain the main activity of a particular business </li></ul>
  3. 3. Classification of business sectors <ul><li>All businesses are classified, or put into different industrial sectors, depending upon their main activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Below are the main industrial sectors used to classify different types of businesses: </li></ul>
  4. 4. Primary Sector <ul><li>This is when raw materials are extracted, grown, cut down and harvested </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture – wheat, oranges </li></ul><ul><li>Fishing - seafood </li></ul><ul><li>Mining - coal, granite, slate </li></ul><ul><li>Oil extraction - from sea, ground </li></ul>
  5. 5. Secondary Sector <ul><li>This is the creation of goods from raw materials supplied by the Primary Sector </li></ul><ul><li>Goods can be seen or touched </li></ul><ul><li>Production, Construction and Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Car components, steel, paper, clothes. </li></ul><ul><li>Supply of energy (gas, electricity), water </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tertiary Sector <ul><li>This is often called the Services Sector </li></ul><ul><li>Services are intangible - they cannot be stored </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution and sale of goods produced by Secondary Sector </li></ul><ul><li>Financial services - accountancy, insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Legal service. Armed Forces, fire brigade </li></ul><ul><li>Waitress, Sales assistant </li></ul>
  7. 7. Business activity <ul><li>The main activity of a business is closely connected with the industrial sectors in which it operates. </li></ul><ul><li>The main activity of WH Smith is retailing-selling books & stationery. This is a tertiary sector activity. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sort these into primary, secondary and tertiary sectors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  9. 11. Chain of Production Wheat Flour Bread Sold in shop Primary Sector Secondary Sector Tertiary Sector Business to Business Business to Business Business to Business Business to Consumer
  10. 12. Extension Work- Explain what do you think about each of the following sentences (agree/disagree) <ul><li>1. It doesn’t matter if manufacturing disappears in Britain as we have plenty of service industries here </li></ul><ul><li>2. All countries need a manufacturing base otherwise they are totally dependent on imports from abroad. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Large scale organisations, like Microsoft, bring immense benefits because they can invest a lot of money in developing new products. This helps us to move forwards. </li></ul>

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