July 2022 Business update

4 July 2022

Welcome to the July update!

I do hope that when the end of term comes you are able to enjoy a relaxing break but before you go there are a couple of things you may wish to sort out in preparation for results day (your Edexcel Online account and understanding the 2022 grade boundaries).

I'd also like to draw your attention to two changes from 2023 to the GCSE Business and the A level Business exam papers (please see below).

There is also a new feature in the signature which allows you to book an appointment if you would like to chat about an aspect of our Business qualifications.

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Key dates

Activity Date
Question paper release 5 July 2022
Mark scheme release 26 July 2022
A level and IAL results day 18 August 2022
A level and IAL examiner reports released 23 August
GCSE and International GCSE results day 25 August 2022
GCSE and International GCSE examiner reports released 30 August 2022

 

 

Before you go

You may wish to check your access rights in your Edexcel Online account so that you can access the information you need on results days.

Results files and their contents are confidential to the Head of Centre, examinations office staff and senior members of the teaching staff at the centre. Therefore, the Edexcel Online ‘Results’ profile is only granted to these roles, as it allows access to results files on Wednesday results days.

Other teachers that need access to view results should be given ResultsPlus access, as this is designed to meet the needs of teachers to view and analyse the results for their own students. Results are available through ResultsPlus for teachers on the Thursday results days.

This page explains which Edexcel Online account options you should have.

You may also wish to ask your Exams Officer to tick 'Exam viewer' in your Edexcel Online profile in case you want to download candidate scripts from results day (having obtained the candidates' consent first).

 

 

Summer 2022 exam series

We would like to understand what teachers thought about using the Advance Information (AI) issued for 2022 GCSE, International GCSE, and A Level. This survey takes around 5 minutes to complete.

Please ensure you have created a ResultsPlus and/or a ResultsPlus Group Analysis account before the end of term and be ready for results day.

For multi-academy trusts and groups of schools, you’ll need to set up a separate account to use the new ResultsPlus Group Analysis service from results day.

Take a look at our short video that explains how ResultsPlus Group Analysis will work for you.

 

Results Plus

Grade boundaries and grade statistics are published on Results Day.

Why not bookmark these links to save time on the day?

Ofqual has published its position on grading (grade boundaries) for the May/June 2022 exam series.

Now that the exams are over, we’ve put together some support to help teachers, students and their families from advice on coping with anxiety to fun activities to boost wellbeing.

 

 

Be in Business lesson packs

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As part of our work to support a greater engagement with the study of Business and Enterprise, we have produced, in partnership with teachers, a bank of optional lessons and resources that we believe will support teachers in introducing a wide range of concepts into their teaching of the subject. This not only includes the challenges experienced by specific groups of people in our society aiming to progress in their careers in business and enterprise, but also around opportunities for students to reflect on their own opportunities within the subject. This includes materials looking at self reflection, finding a Unique Selling Point, creating a side hustle, being an entrepreneur, and how to set up a formal company. Each lesson includes contextual challenges faced by different people, examples of how we can overcome these, and lessons learnt from people successful in the industry. For each topic there is a lesson powerpoint, handout, and videos either embedded into the materials or providing external links. The structure of each lesson, and their support notes should help you as teacher to deliver each lesson, or you are free to edit these to your own use.
 

This lesson pack investigates modern avenues and approaches into business and how entrepreneurs have captured new markets and built dynamic offers from the ground up.

GCSE Business topic links:

  • 1.1.2 Risk and reward
  • 1.1.3 The role of business enterprise
  • 1.4.1 The options for start-up and small businesses
  • 2.1.4 Ethics, the environment and business

This lesson pack invites students to look at how an individual’s experiences and background can form the basis of unique and innovative businesses.

GCSE Business topic links:

  • 1.1.1 The dynamic nature of business
  • 1.2.3 Market segmentation
  • 2.1.4 Ethics, the environment and business
  • 2.2.3 Promotion

This lesson pack explores the stages of setting up a business including key elements such as licensing and costs. It also explores some of the challenges faced by people in business from different backgrounds and case studies of how those challenges were overcome.

GCSE Business topic links:

  • 1.1.2 Risk and reward
  • 1.3.1 Business aims and objectives
  • 1.3.4 Sources of business finance
  • 1.4.1 The options for start-up and small businesses
  • 1.4.2 Business location
  • 1.5.3 Legislation and business
  • 2.1.4 Ethics, the environment and business

This lesson pack introduces students to recruitment and current best practice on inclusive and representative HR approaches for hiring.

GCSE Business topic links:

  • 2.5 Making human resource decisions

This lesson pack provides a framework and toolkit for students to recognise skills they already have in Business and how to identify and develop skills for the future.

 

Our Business qualifications

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GCSE Business

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

Issue 2 of the specification now released

There are two changes which have been made to the specification.

1. The paper timings have been updated for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 from
‘1 hour and 30 minutes’ to ‘1 hour and 45 minutes’

2. ‘Questions in Sections B and C will be based on business contexts given in a Source
Booklet.’

The two files are source booklets for the original SAMs.

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For help with:

  • free support and networking
  • free resources
  • paid-for resources from Pearson
  • paid-for resources from Hodder
  • other paid-for resources

For help with:

  • recorded feedback training
  • exam materials
  • building your own question papers using examWizard
  • analysing results with Results Plus
  • the key command verbs
  • grade boundaries
  • grade statistics
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International GCSE Business

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

You will also find information on the 2022 summer exam series.

For help with:

  • free support and networking
  • free resources
  • paid-for resources

For help with:

  • exam materials
  • building your own question papers using examWizard
  • exemplar answers
  • analysing results with Results Plus
  • the key command verbs
  • grade boundaries
  • grade statistics

We're introducing a regular International GCSE November series, first running in November 2023. This series is being introduced to best meet the needs of students requiring International GCSE exam opportunities outside of the full May/June series and it will include International GCSE Business.

There will be no November series in 2022.

Please take a look at the timeline in the document below.

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A level Business

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

The case study materials will now (from 2023) be pulled out of the exam papers so that candidates can view the materials alongside the space where they are going to write.

Source booklets for the three SAMs papers are now available:

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For help with:

  • free support and networking
  • free resources
  • paid-for resources from Pearson
  • paid-for resources from Hodder
  • other paid-for resources

For help with:

  • recorded feedback training
  • exam materials
  • building your own question papers using examWizard
  • analysing results with Results Plus
  • the key command verbs
  • grade boundaries
  • grade statistics
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 2022 summer exam series.

For help with:

  • free support and networking
  • IAL university recognition
  • free resources
  • paid-for resources
  • Student book answers 

For help with:

  • exam materials
  • building your own question papers using examWizard
  • exemplar answers
  • analysing results with Results Plus
  • the key command verbs
  • grade boundaries
  • grade statistics

Entry deadline: 29 August 2022

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