GCE Business: delivery support

3 December 2021

Resources, both free and paid-for, which might support your teaching of Edexcel GCE Business.

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There is a sister page to help you understand the assessment of this qualification.

Free support

The qualification page provides:

  • a Getting Started Guide (which provides more detailed specification guidance)
  • an editable scheme of work
  • course planners
  • content from past training events

The pre-released context document for Paper 3 focuses on a broad context, such as an industry or market in which businesses operate.

A new context is provided at the very end of November every year and relates to the examination series for the following summer.

We have a GCE Business Facebook group where you can share ideas and post questions. The group has over 1400 members.

As well as the Facebook group there is a new, public, subject community where you will be able to see all posts without logging in, although you will need to log in with your Edexcel Online details to post a comment.

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 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.

Free resources

Ian Marcouse's Topical Cases are emailed to subscribers on the 1st of every month and are free to subscribers. These include exam-style case studies with answers as well as revision tests. The stories used are all very current (topical) and, as they are sent in Word, can be easily adapted as you wish.

There are resources you might be able to use and/or adapt in the GCE Business dropbox folder.

If you are looking for resources that might be appropriate for a particular topic and are looking for an up-to-date story that has been in the news, it is possible that another teacher had an interesting idea and tweeted it.

Use #theme1, #theme2, #theme3 and #theme4 to search for relevant stories.

For Paper 3 you may wish to share resources and ideas using the #BusPaper3 hashtag. You can also contribute by sharing interesting stories using the same hashtags.

The FT's free online subscriptions to students aged 16-19, their teachers and schools around the world is a very valuable resource for all Business teachers.

Paid-for support from Pearson

A level Bus textbook

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This Student Book is accompanied by an ActiveBook (digital version of the Student Book) and covers both the AS and A level courses for the Edexcel Business specification, for first teaching in September 2015.

The Student Book contains clear signposted links and support for quantitative skills, synoptical, evaluative and analytical skills to develop students’ conceptual understanding of each topic. It will give students the knowledge and understanding required for the new specification and support through a linear course.

The ActiveBook gives students an easy way to personalise their learning as they progress through the course, and is perfect for revision.

The ActiveBook is available to buy separately and a Kindle edition is also available.

This Teacher Pack for the Edexcel AS and A level Business specifications offers support materials for teachers and provides answers to all the Student Book activities.

This Teacher Download Pack is available via the ActiveLearn platform.

Designed for hassle-free, independent study and priced to meet both your and your students' budgets, this combined Revision Guide and Workbook is the smart choice for those revising for Edexcel AS/A level Business and includes: test test test

  • A FREE online edition
  • One-topic-per-page format
  • 'Now Try This' practice questions on topic pages
  • Exam skills pages including Worked examples with exemplar answers
  • Exam-style practice pages with practice questions in the style of the exams
  • Guided support and hints providing additional scaffolding, to help avoid common pitfalls.

Paid-for support from Hodder

Authors: Ian Marcouse, Andrew Hammond, Nigel Watson

Ian Marcousé's accessible and engaging textbooks brought together in one updated volume covering everything your students need to know for the Pearson Edexcel A level Business specification.

- Breaks content down into short, clear chapters - covering all topics in the depth students need
- Updated business examples throughout the text and in end of unit case studies bring the subject to life
- A range of questions and activities provide students with the opportunity to apply what they know and practise questions
- Builds students' confidence with key terms used in context and compiled in an accessible glossary
- Supported by an Answer Guide to assist teaching and save time

This Student Book has been endorsed for use with the Pearson Edexcel A Level Business qualification.

Up-to-date and focused workbooks to help students practice their skills and improve their subject knowledge both inside and outside the classroom.

These guides include clear topic summaries of content needed for the exams, knowledge-check questions and samples of exam-style questions and answers throughout.

An updated approach to revision to help students, learn, practise and apply their skills and understanding. Coverage of key content is combined with practical study tips and effective revision strategies.

Other paid-for support

APT provides end of theme papers


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100 worksheets organised alphabetically – easy to use and each with the answers on the back. Incredibly useful for:

  • Starters
  • Speedy revision – perhaps to break up a double period
  • Revision – the pack comes on disk as well as on paper, so you can put 100 worksheets up in front of students prior to the A Level exams – it’s a pretty infinite resource

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Time 2 Resources provides worksheets, diagram postcards and presentations

Tutor2U provides assessment packs, CPD, workbooks and many free resources too.


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