February 2021 Business update

8 February 2021

The entry deadline for Summer 2021 is rapidly approaching, and it is important that you make entries as usual by 21 February, to ensure that students receive their qualification grade this Summer.

For centres outside the UK, the deadline is 21 March.

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Ofqual Consultation

The Ofqual consultation about the arrangements for Summer 2021 closed on Friday 29 January. We won’t have all the information and detail until the results of the Ofqual consultation are released.

However, as soon as information becomes available over the coming weeks and months, we promise to get it to you as quickly as possible.

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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

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Be The Future

Be The Future is a social enterprise challenge for all students in Key Stages 3–5.

The challenge is to create a social enterprise idea that addresses a social or environmental issue, such as poverty, climate change or inequality. We want to hear your ideas for a social enterprise that could work to resolve these issues.

Learners with the top entries will win an online enterprise workshop, hosted by the Peter Jones Foundation, with the opportunity to meet and hear from leading social entrepreneurs. They will also win a social enterprise hamper, full of small business goodies.

Learners are encouraged to submit a short video pitch (2 minutes, max) of their idea, or an activity sheet if they can't do the video.

The Be the Future website has more information about the campaign, our partnership with the Peter Jones Foundation and the relevant documents to submit your entries.

Go to the Be The Future 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.

Find out more

Pearson CPD

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Online CPD and training

We have two free self-directed CPD online courses available on our Learning Hub for teachers and tutors.

• Blended Learning
• Online Remote Delivery

Teachers and tutors just need to enrol themselves to access the courses and will get digital badges on the successful completion of the modules in each course.

Find out more

Business as Usual podcasts

These monthly podcasts cover a couple of news stories each month as well looking at a topic from the spec and looking at an exam question.

Find out more
 

Our Business Qualifications

 

GCSE Lion

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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

The entry deadline is rapidly approaching, and it is important that you make your entries as usual by 21 February, to ensure that students receive their qualification grade this summer.

We understand that you are keen to start preparing for grading candidates for our UK General Qualifications, and we are fully committed to making sure you’ll have everything you need for each individual qualification at the very earliest opportunity.

 

 

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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.

We will use a robust approach based on teacher assessment for International GCSE assessment in May/June 2021 and exams will not go ahead as planned.

It’s important that you make your entries as usual by 21 March 2021 to ensure that students receive their qualification grade this Summer.

For May/June 2021, we will use training, support and rigorous quality assurance procedures to ensure grades are awarded fairly. This approach will be different to last year’s Centre Assessment Grades.

In addition to confirming this approach for the May/June 2021 series, we also intend to make available an additional focused exam series for International GCSE later in the year. This will enable students who prefer to take exams to have the opportunity to do so.

We will be consulting with you separately on this and are keen to hear your feedback.

 

 

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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

The entry deadline is rapidly approaching, and it is important that you make your entries as usual by 21 February, to ensure that students receive their qualification grade this summer.

We understand that you are keen to start preparing for grading candidates for our UK General Qualifications, and we are fully committed to making sure you’ll have everything you need for each individual qualification at the very earliest opportunity.

 

 

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.

We will use a robust approach based on teacher assessment for International AS/A level assessment in May/June 2021 and exams will not go ahead as planned.

It’s important that you make your entries as usual by 21 March 2021 to ensure that students receive their qualification grade this Summer.

For May/June 2021, we will use training, support and rigorous quality assurance procedures to ensure grades are awarded fairly. This approach will be different to last year’s Centre Assessment Grades.

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

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

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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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