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IAL Business: delivery support

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IAL Business: support for the delivery of this qualification

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

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You may also be interested in a sister page which tries to support your understanding of the assessment of the qualification.

Free support

The qualification page provides:

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

Free training for Unit 2: Teach Accounting with confidence

The “Teach accounting with confidence” course uses the BaSIS Framework to help learners understand the accounting equation and the relationship between assets, liabilities, equity, income and expenses. The Colour Accounting Learning System is an educational approach that makes accounting education accessible, engaging and fun for learners and teachers alike.

The course is hosted on the Accounting Cafe website.

The introdcutory session outlines the pedagogy.

Listen to the introductory session

There are then further sessions on:

  • introduction to the fundamentals of accounting
  • statement of financial position
  • sources of finance
  • statement of comprehensive income
  • financial analysis (ratios)
  • cash flows
  • budgeting and break-even
  • application to other Theme 2 topics

Each session includes a recording and access to free teaching resources, presentations, class activities and assessment practice examples.

The materials are all free. The first step is to create an account on the Accounting Cafe website.

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.

This pre-recorded event has been designed to introduce and familiarise those who wish to deliver the Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Subsidiary (IAS) and International Advanced Level (IAL) Business specifications. 

The training provides an overview of the specifications and a review of the Sample Assessment Materials.

We have a 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

Short video clips on a variety of topics as well as access to worksheets.

The Chartered Insitute of Marketing has some interesting Topic 1.3.3 teaching resources on its content hub.

Why not take a look?

Ian Marcouse's free Topical Cases are emailed to subscribers on the 1st of every month. 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.

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

The IAS Business Student Book covers Units 1 and 2, and the IAL Business Student Book covers Units 3 and 4.

There is also an online Teacher Pack available on a subscription basis. The IAL Business Teacher Pack is published and available to order. Please contact your local Pearson consultant for purchasing options.

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

Revisionstation provides complete teaching resource packs for International A Level business. The packs include PowerPoints and worksheets.

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