Edexcel AL Business Paper 3 – The Effect of Changes in the Inflation Rate

A very useful extract taken from our Detailed Investigation Section of APT’s Edexcel COMPLETE CONTEXT COMPANION for Paper 3 Context 2017 Health & Fitness Industry.

The information relates to Influences on the Market for Health and Fitness Clubs and Gyms and specifically The Effect of Changes in the Inflation Rate – Click HERE to see the full extract or HERE to see our full SAMPLE material.

Full details of APT’s Complete Context Companion for the Edexcel A Level Business Paper 3 Exam on Health & Fitness available HERE, as well as the 6 resources that can be purchased individually. 

“I have already got the detailed investigation which is brilliant – please can I upgrade to the Complete Companion.” Pete, Taunton, Somerset

Have a go at this CROSSWORD for OCR GCSE Business A293 Bowton Mountain Case Study

Have a go at this crossword, which is just one sample from our ‘mini quizzes’ section of the APT’s Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy

Click here to access sample material we have put together to support teachers and students sitting this year’s OCR GCSE Business Case Study Exam on Bowton Mountain Festival.  This includes an extract of each of the 8 resources / sections included in APT’s Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy for this particular exam.

In detail APT’s Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy contains: 

  • A step-by-step explanation of the key terms, concepts and issues raised (directly or indirectly) in the Case Study
  • Revision Focus Matrix – identifies the key areas mentioned in the case study in relation to the key topics referred to in the examination board specification, which should form the focus for revision.
  • A wide range of mini quizzes, (including answers) - to check and consolidate students’ understanding and to help make revision fun, including word searches, missing word exercises, classification and opposite activities, crosswords, and short question and answer exercises.
  • A mock examination paper - to enable students to be tested in more formal examination conditions.
  • Mark schemes and a highly comprehensive range of responses to each question posed in the mock examination paper.
  • A list of useful web addresses - providing access to information and videos on topics raised in the Case Study – for students to carry out further research independently.
  • Tips on how to maximise performance in the exam.

Absolutely outstanding.  I call this my ‘Bible’.  Your resources are in a different league.  Worth every penny.

A fantastic tool that fully supports teaching and learning and student progression in great depth and detail. Greatly appreciated. Amazing!

Laura Pickford, Heworth Grange. 

Complete Student Revision Buddy – Price: £67 + vat for email or download (+ £2.50 for CD).

A Further Two additional mock papers have also been published and are available to order – Price: £19 + VAT for email or download (+ £2.50 for CD).

ORDER:

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AQA AL & AS Economics – Multiple Choice Questions and Answers

APT is delighted to announce the publication of the INTERACTIVE version of our 540 Multiple Choice Questions on the entire AQA A Level Economics Specification, following the publication of the printable version earlier this month and APT’s 440 multiple choice questions for the AS Specification earlier in the year. 

“The students have found them so useful.  The quality of the resources is excellent”. Andrea Andrews, The Royal Latin School, 2016 

Multiple choice questions represents almost 40% (37.5%) of the total 80 marks available for A Level Paper 3, which tests knowledge and understanding of any aspect of the AQA A Level Economics Specification, as well as almost 30% (28.6%) of the total 70 marks available for AS Paper 1 and Paper 2. Practice multiple choice questions should, therefore, form part of every AQA AL/AS Economics student’s revision programme. 

APT’s multiple choice questions enables students to be tested at the end of each topic covered in class, as well as at the very end of their study of each unit / section and, in the case of A Level, at the very end of the specification.  Questions and answers are included on every sub-topic listed in the specification, with explanations for every question posed – further helping to consolidate students’ knowledge and understanding.  An example of the structure and style of questions is provided below – from Test 1 of our MCQ for the A Level Specification, also click here to access our SAMPLE MATERIAL. 

Contents of APT MCQ Resources for A Level:

Consists of a set of 30 questions on each of the 14 subject content areas listed in the AQA A Level Economics specification, ie 30 multiple choice questions on each of the following numbered sections:Individuals, firms, markets and market failure:

1.     Economic methodology and the economic problem

2.     Individual economic decision making

3.     Price determination in a competitive market

4.     Production, costs and revenue

5.     Perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly

6.     The labour market

7.     The distribution of income and wealth: poverty and inequality

8.     The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets

The national and international economy:

9.     The measurement of macroeconomic performance

10.  How the macroeconomy works : the circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis, and related concepts

11.  Economic performance

12.  Financial markets and monetary policy

13.  Fiscal policy and supply-side policies

14.  The international economy

It also contains:

2 ‘end of section’ tests, ie a set of 30 questions testing aspects relating to Individuals, Firms, Markets and Market Failure and a set of 30 questions testing aspects relating to The National and International Economy.

2 final tests of 30 questions on any aspect of the AQA A Level Economics specification.  These could form part of a mock examination for A Level Paper 3: Economic Principles and Issues.

“I have found the MC questions of great use to put on our VLE as the students get such good feedback if they are wrong. 

It is a great way to test their knowledge as well as revising as they go”.  Campbell Smith, Caterham School.

Price + VAT for unlimited use at your school or college:

AQA AS Paper 1: 240 Multiple Choice Questions on The Operation of Markets and Market FailureInteractive AND Printable Version  NEW £75 Now

AQA AS Paper 1: 240 Multiple Choice Questions on The Operation of Markets and Market Failure – Interactive PowerPoints Only  NEW £45 Now

AQA AS Paper 1: 240 Multiple Choice Questions on The Operation of Markets and Market Failure – Printable Version Only  NEW £35 Now

AQA AS Paper 2: 200 Multiple Choice Questions on The National Economy in a Global Context - Interactive AND Printable Version  NEW £75 Now

AQA AS Paper 2: 200 Multiple Choice Questions on The National Economy in a Global Context – Interactive PowerPoints Only  NEW £45 Now

AQA AS Paper 2: 200 Multiple Choice Questions on The National Economy in a Global Context – Printable Version Only  NEW £35 Now

AQA AL 540 Multiple Choice Questions Covering the Entire AL Specification - Interactive AND Printable Version  NEW £220 Now

AQA AL 540 Multiple Choice Questions Covering the Entire AL Specification - Interactive PowerPoints Only  NEW £130 Now

AQA AL 540 Multiple Choice Questions Covering the Entire AL Specification – Printable Version Only  NEW £105 Now

AQA AL Paper 1: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Markets and Market Failure  NEW £65 6/4/17

AQA AL Paper 2: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on National and International Economy  NEW £65 4/5/17

AQA AL Paper 3: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Economic Principles and Issues  NEW £65 31/5/17

OCR GCSE Business A293 Bowton Mountain Case Study RESOURCE

Get your copy of APT’s Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy Today for the OCR A293 Exam on Bowton Mountain Festival … 

Outstanding…becomes the sole resource in my class all the way to the exam day.”

Jillur Rahman, Woodbridge High School. 

Click here to access sample material we have put together to support teachers and students sitting this year’s OCR GCSE Business Case Study Exam on Bowton Mountain Festival.  This includes an extract of each of the 8 resources / sections included in APT’s Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy for this particular exam. 

In detail APT’s Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy contains: 

  • A step-by-step explanation of the key terms, concepts and issues raised (directly or indirectly) in the Case Study
  • Revision Focus Matrix – identifies the key areas mentioned in the case study in relation to the key topics referred to in the examination board specification, which should form the focus for revision.
  • A wide range of mini quizzes, (including answers) - to check and consolidate students’ understanding and to help make revision fun, including word searches, missing word exercises, classification and opposite activities, crosswords, and short question and answer exercises.
  • A mock examination paper - to enable students to be tested in more formal examination conditions.
  • Mark schemes and a highly comprehensive range of responses to each question posed in the mock examination paper.
  • A list of useful web addresses - providing access to information and videos on topics raised in the Case Study – for students to carry out further research independently.
  • Tips on how to maximise performance in the exam.

 Absolutely outstanding.  I call this my ‘Bible’.  Your resources are in a different league.  Worth every penny.

A fantastic tool that fully supports teaching and learning and student progression in great depth and detail. Greatly appreciated. Amazing!

Laura Pickford, Heworth Grange.

 Complete Student Revision Buddy – Price: £67 + vat for email or download (+ £2.50 for CD).

A Further Two additional mock papers have also been published and are available to order – Price: £19 + VAT for email or download (+ £2.50 for CD).

ORDER:

by email to office@apt-initiatives.com

click here to order online with a debit/credit card or by PayPal at www-apt-initiatives.com

Edexcel AL Business Paper 3 CONTEXT Resource

Get your copy of APT’s Complete Context Companion Today for the Edexcel A Level Business Paper 3 Exam on Health & Fitness …

 “I have already got the detailed investigation which is brilliant – please can I upgrade to the Complete Companion.” Pete, Taunton, Somerset

 

The above 6 resources can be purchased individually or together at a discounted price.  Click here to access sample material, which includes extracts from each of these 6 resources.

Price for the Complete Companion: £85 + vat (+ £2.50 for CD). 

Feedback from APT’s Pre-released Resources: 

Absolutely outstanding.  I call this my ‘Bible’.  Your resources are in a different league.  It’s worth every penny! A fantastic tool that fully supports teaching and

learning and student progression in great depth and detail!  Greatly appreciated! Your work is amazing!”
Laura Pickford, Heworth Grange School

“Your resource is outstanding and becomes the sole resource in my class from February to all the way to the exam day.”
Jillur Rahman, Woodbridge High School

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AQA A Level Economics Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers

We are currently busy writing Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers for AQA A Level Economics.

PAPER 1: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers for Markets & Market Failure will be out first, due to be published on the 6th April.

Followed by:

PAPER 2: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers for National & International Economy
and
PAPER 3: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers for Economic Principles & Issues

OCR GCSE Business – Resources for the Bowton Mountain Case Study

Click here to access sample material we have put together to support teachers and students sitting this year’s OCR GCSE Business Case Study Exam on Bowton Mountain Festival.  This includes an extract of each of the 8 resources / sections included in APT’s Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy for this particular exam.  

Apart from the general section on ‘Revision and Exam Technique’, which has been included in its entirety, the extracts from the other 7 sections relate to Section 2 of OCR’s Bowton Mountain Festival Case Study and, in terms of the OCR GCSE specification, external influences, focusing in particular on the government deficit and pressure to increase income tax.

In detail APT’s Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy contains: 

  • A step-by-step explanation of the key terms, concepts and issues raised (directly or indirectly) in the Case Study.  These are discussed in the order in which they appear in the Case Study.
  • A wide range of mini quizzes, (including answers) - to check and consolidate students’ understanding of the above, and to help make revision fun.  This includes word searches, missing word exercises, classification and opposite activities, crosswords, and short question and answer exercises.
  • A mock examination paper - to enable students to be tested in more formal examination conditions.
  • Mark schemes and a highly comprehensive range of responses to each question posed in the mock examination paper.
  • A list of useful web addresses - providing access to information and videos on topics raised in the Case Study – for students to carry out further research independently.
  • Tips on how to maximise performance in the exam.

“Absolutely outstanding.  I call this my ‘Bible’Your resources are in a different league.  Worth every penny.

A fantastic tool that fully supports teaching and learning and student progression in great depth and detail. Greatly appreciated. Amazing!

Laura Pickford, Heworth Grange.

 “Outstanding…becomes the sole resource in my class all the way to the exam day.”

Jillur Rahman, Woodbridge High School. 

Complete Student Revision Buddy – Price: £67 + vat for email or download (+ £2.50 for CD) for unlimited use at your school or college. 

A Further Two additional mock papers have also been published and are available to order – Price: £19 + VAT for email or download (+ £2.50 for CD) for unlimited use at your school or college. 

ORDER:

by email to office@apt-initiatives.com (we can invoice your school/college)

click here to order with a debit/credit card or by PayPal at www-apt-initiatives.com

 

Edexcel AL Business Paper 3 Exam – Getting the Highest Grade

To secure Level 4 answers in the Edexcel AL Business Paper 3 exam, students need to demonstrate the following: 

  1. Accurate and thorough knowledge and understanding, supported throughout by relevant and effective use of the business behaviour / context.
  2. Well-developed and logical, coherent chains of reasoning, showing a range of cause(s) and / or effect(s).  Fully developed arguments.
  3. Quantitative and / or qualitative information used well to support judgements.  A full awareness of the validity and significance of competing arguments / factors, leading to balanced comparisons, judgements and an effective conclusion that proposes a solution and / or recommendations.

(Source: Edexcel’s sample assessment material for A Level Business Paper 3)

Therefore… 

  1. The more students are familiar with this year’s context on the Health and Fitness Industry, the more they will be able to support their answers with relevant and effective use of contextual examples in the Paper 3 exam.
  2. The more students are provided with material that enables them to discuss, consolidate and strengthen arguments on issues relating to the context, the more they are likely to present fully developed arguments (in context) in the Paper 3 exam.
  3. The more students are encouraged to make use of quantitative and not just qualitative information to support judgements on issues relating to the context, the more they are likely to use quantitative information to support judgements in the Paper 3 exam.  With regard to this particular point, Edexcel’s sample assessment material makes it clear that students cannot secure Level 3 or 4 marks if they do not demonstrate quantitative skills to support judgements made.

To support students in demonstrating each of the above in this year’s Paper 3, APT Initiatives has produced a comprehensive pack of 6 resources.  These are available for immediate despatch and can be purchased individually, or together at a heavily discounted price.  Click here to access sample material, which includes extracts from each of these 6 resources.

Discounted Price for the Complete Companion: £85 + vat for email or download (+ £2.50 for CD) for unlimited use at your school or college. Order NOW for IMMEDIATE DISPATCH. 

APT are experts in producing resources for pre-released contexts, themes and case studies – we have been doing this for 17 years (see extracts of feedback received below): 

Absolutely outstanding.  I call this my ‘Bible’.  Your resources are in a different league.  It’s worth every penny! A fantastic tool that fully supports teaching and

learning and student progression in great depth and detail!  Greatly appreciated! Your work is amazing!”
Laura Pickford, Heworth Grange School 

“Your resource is outstanding and becomes the sole resource in my class from February to all the way to the exam day.”
Jillur Rahman, Woodbridge High School 

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