August 2021 Business update

Thu Aug 05 13:45:00 UTC 2021

The main topic in this August update is information around results days and appeals.

10 August 2021 - Results Day for A levels and IALs

12 August 2021 - Results Day for GCSE and International GCSE

There is some other information on support for teaching and the last part of the update has news relating to specific qualifications.  Here you will find news of the October and November exam series with entry deadlines and final timetables.

The entry deadline for the IAL October series is 29 August 2021.

The entry deadline for the A level October series is 8 September 2021.

The GCSE and International GCSE exams are in November and the entry deadline is 4 October 2021.

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Summer 2021 Results Days

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On 8 June Ofqual and the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) published their guidance for appeals in 2021. These are important documents that outline the processes that will be in place for this summer’s appeals process.

Go to the Ofqual Statutory guidance: appeals under the GQAA regulatory framework

Go to the JCQ A guide to appeals processes Summer 2021 series

Appendix C contains a list of the evidence which Awarding Organisations will need in the event of an appeal.

Go to Appendix C

We also have an overview video on the appeals process and a Appeals summer 2021 web page.

On 8 June Ofqual and the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) published their guidance for appeals in 2021. These are important documents that outline the processes that will be in place for this summer’s appeals process.

Go to the Ofqual Statutory guidance: appeals under the GQAA regulatory framework

Go to the JCQ A guide to appeals processes Summer 2021 series

We will follow the same principles for Pearson’s International GCSEs and International AS/A Levels. The document below provides a summary of the appeals process for these international qualifications and also provides information on where the appeals process will differ from the arrangements detailed in the JCQ document.

International qualification appeals should be submitted using the Pearson Appeals Portal. This will be accessed by centres via Edexcel Online (EOL). Applications to appeal should be submitted with the relevant supporting evidence for the appeal.

Further information can be found on our Appeals summer 2021 web page, including information on the appeals process and guidance for our international qualifications.

 

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Training and Professional Development

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Professional Development Academy

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The Professional Development Academy is a one-stop shop that provides access to a wide range of flexible, high-quality online courses for teachers.

You will find a range of on-demand, live and self-guided training courses creating flexible options for learning at a time that suits individual needs.

Browse all courses on the Professional Development Academy

 

 

Apps for teachers

Teachers tend to think of using apps as teaching tools in the classroom. Yet, they can also be used for general tasks, such as workload management, productivity, and organisation.

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The EBEA

The Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA) is the professional subject association for everyone interested in the teaching and study of Economics, Business and Enterprise.

It is free to become a registered member and this gives you access to an archive of journals and articles which are older than one year. Paid membership (which is tax deductible) provides you with a monthly newsletter and a termly printed journal.

Go to the EBEA site

Free FT for Schools

The Financial Times is offering free online subscriptions to students aged 16-19, their teachers and schools around the world, and to colleges of further education in the UK.

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Our Business Qualifications

 

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GCSE Business

Please open the support tab below for links to delivery and assessment support,  as well as to the Facebook Group and the Subject Community

Entry for the autumn 2021 exam series for GCSE examinations is restricted to students who have received a teacher-assessed grade in summer 2021 and to students who are able to demonstrate that they would have entered summer 2021 exams had they not been cancelled. Centres should only submit entries for students where they are confident that they meet the eligibility criteria and can provide suitable evidence to the awarding organisation on request.  

The entry deadline is 4 October 2021.  

The November 2021 exam timetable is:

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Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business: New to Edexcel

Description
This online event is designed for teachers who are moving to Edexcel or delivering the Pearson Edexcel specification for the first time. This will support you in getting ready to teach the GCSE (9-1) Business specification.

During the session you will:

- Consider the structure, content and assessment of this new qualification, and the support available to guide you through the changes

- Explore possible teaching and delivery strategies for the new qualification

- Review the new content in the specification and exam techniques

- Explore the points-based mark schemes

- Explore the levels-based mark schemes

- Have the opportunity to network via the chat facility

The content of this event is based on the reformed specification for first teaching from September 2017.

Please note: a recording of the event will be available to attendees only.

This event can count as 2 hours of CPD.


Event Fee (GBP)
Free


Pearson Event Code
1BS0-21O1/02

The Pearson Revise app is free for your students to use to support their independent learning. Students can track and share their progress with teachers whilst testing their KS4 knowledge with quick quizzes!

 

 

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International GCSE Business

Please open the support tab below for links to delivery and assessment support as well as to the subject community.

You will also find information on the 2021 summer exam series.

This is a repeat of the training that took place in spring 2021. This online training is designed for teachers who are new to delivering the International GCSE Business specification. The training is comprised of three 'standalone' modules which are booked separately.

26 August 08.00-09.00 Pearson Edexcel International GCSE and A level  Welcome to Pearson (Module 3)

In Module 3, delegates will:

- Look in more detail at the free support available on the website

- Learn about personal support

- Such as subject advisor/credible specialists/training

- Investigate ResultsPlus, Exam Wizard and other assessment support (where available)

- Understand Access to Scripts and post-results support

- Look at the published resources for students and teachers available from Pearson

Register here

Please note: a recording of the events will be sent to attendees only.

We will be offering a November exam series. This is an additional arrangement for 2021 only and replaces the January 2022 exam series.

The entry deadline is 4 October 2021.

The timetable is below.

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A level Business

Please open the support tab below for links to delivery and assessment support,  as well as to the Facebook Group and the Subject Community

Pearson Edexcel AS and A level Business: New to Edexcel

Description

This online event is designed for teachers who are moving to Edexcel or delivering the Pearson Edexcel specification for the first time. This will support you in getting ready to teach the AS and A level Business specifications.

Delegates will:

- Be given an overview of the specifications and the support available

- Explore Themes 1, 2, 3 and 4 in detail

- Explore the AS and A level assessments in detail

- Have the opportunity to network, discuss best practice and share ideas with other teachers.

Please note: a recording of the event will be available to attendees only.

This event can count as 2 hours of CPD.

Event Fee (GBP)
Free

Pearson Event Code
9BS0-21O1/02

Entry for the autumn 2021 exam series for A level examinations is restricted to students who have received a teacher-assessed grade in summer 2021 and to students who are able to demonstrate that they would have entered summer 2021 exams had they not been cancelled. Centres should only submit entries for students where they are confident that they meet the eligibility criteria and can provide suitable evidence to the awarding organisation on request.  

The entry deadline is 8 September 2021.

The timetable for the October 2021 exam series is:

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IAL Business

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IAL Business

Please open the support tab below for links to delivery and assessment support.

You will also find information on the 2021 summer and autumn exam series, student book answers and university recognition of IALs.

Pearson’s approach for IAS/IAL qualifications for May/June 2021 is for centres to provide letter grades by unit. The unit results from this series will have associated UMS scores so that they can be aggregated with both existing unit results from prior exam series and unit results from future exam series.

The first document below shows how UMS conversions worked last year (the same method will apply this year), and the second document explains and illustrates the application of the unit aggregation and certification rules

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The International AS/A level October exam series will go ahead as planned.

The entry deadline is 29 August 2021.

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If you bought copies of the textbooks for this qualification the answers to the questions set in the textbooks are available.

We have secured IAL recognition from over 30 new global universities and admissions bodies.

New countries added to the list include Belarus, Israel and Turkey and we increased the recognition in popular European destinations Italy, Netherlands, Germany and Spain.

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