Mondelēz opens state-of-the-art biscuit factory in Bahrain…

Useful link for bullet 1 of Edexcel’s research brief – specifically to do with investment (foreign direct investment) -https://www.confectionerynews.com/Article/2018/04/18/Mondelez-opens-state-of-the-art-biscuit-factory-in-Bahrain?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright

You can also click HERE to see APT’s published resources for Paper 3 Context 2018 on the Chocolate Confectionery Market.

New Resources for Business and Economics – Get Ready NOW for September

APT is a leading, quality provider of resources for Business and Economics, supplying thousands of teachers and students throughout the UK and overseas for the last 17 years.  NEW resources are being produced to supplement existing resources for a range of courses running from September 2017.  Resources are board specific and have received countless endorsements from Heads of Departments, Business and Economics Teachers and Students across the UK.

Click HERE for our order from.  A full list of resources is also provided below – many are available for immediate download, others can be pre-ordered now (being published from September onwards).  Sample material is available on our website, as well as feedback / testimonials – on each individual product page.

Resources for Pre-Released Research Themes / Case Studies / Stimulus / Contexts

OCR GCSE Bus A293: Complete Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy for the 2018 Case Study (incl. detailed examination, quizzes, mock exam) NEW (31/10/17) £75

OCR GCSE Bus A293: Two ADDITIONAL Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes and Answers for the 2018 Case Study NEW (30/11/17) £25

Edexcel AL Bus  Paper 3: Complete Context Companion for the 2018 Context NEW (February 2018) £85

GCSE Business – NEW Specifications – Teaching from 2017

Edexcel GCSE Topic and End of Theme Test Papers – Theme 1: Investigating Small Business NEW (7/9/17) £54

Edexcel GCSE 100 Multiple Choice Questions – Theme 1: Investigating Small Business – Printable Tests NEW (7/9/17) £35

Edexcel GCSE 100 Multiple Choice Questions – Theme 1: Investigating Small Business – Interactive Tests  NEW (7/9/17) £45

Edexcel GCSE 100 Multiple Choice Questions – Theme 1: Investigating Small Business – Printable & Interactive Tests NEW (7/9/17) £75

Edexcel GCSE Topic and End of Theme Test Papers – Theme 2: Building a Business NEW (24/4/18) £54

Edexcel GCSE 100 Multiple Choice Questions – Theme 2: Building a Business – Printable Tests NEW (24/4/18) £35

Edexcel GCSE 100 Multiple Choice Questions – Theme 2: Building a Business – Interactive Tests NEW (24/4/18) £45

Edexcel GCSE 100 Multiple Choice Questions – Theme 2: Building a Business – Printable & Interactive Tests NEW (24/4/18) £75

Edexcel GCSE Topic and End of Theme Test Papers – Covering the Entire Specification (Themes 1 & 2) NEW (24/4/18) £99

Edexcel GCSE 200 Multiple Choice Questions – Covering the Entire Specification – Printable Tests NEW (24/4/18) £65

Edexcel GCSE 200 Multiple Choice Questions – Covering the Entire Specification – Interactive Tests NEW (24/4/18) £85

Edexcel GCSE 200 Multiple Choice Questions – Covering the Entire Specification – Printable & Interactive Tests NEW (24/4/18) £135

AS / A Level Economics – NEW Specifications – Teaching from 2015 (All available NOW)

AQA AS Paper 1: 240 Multiple Choice Questions on The Operation of Markets and Market FailureInteractive AND Printable Version  £110

AQA AS Paper 1: 240 Multiple Choice Questions on The Operation of Markets and Market Failure – Interactive PowerPoints Only £65

AQA AS Paper 1: 240 Multiple Choice Questions on The Operation of Markets and Market Failure – Printable Version Only £55

AQA AS Paper 2: 200 Multiple Choice Questions on The National Economy in a Global Context – - Interactive AND Printable Version £90

AQA AS Paper 2: 200 Multiple Choice Questions on The National Economy in a Global Context – Interactive PowerPoints Only £55

AQA AS Paper 2: 200 Multiple Choice Questions on The National Economy in a Global Context – Printable Version Only £45

AQA AL 540 Multiple Choice Questions Covering the Entire AL Specification - Interactive AND Printable Version £270

AQA AL 540 Multiple Choice Questions Covering the Entire AL Specification – Interactive PowerPoints Only  £145

AQA AL 540 Multiple Choice Questions Covering the Entire AL Specification – Printable Version Only £135

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

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

AQA AL Paper 3: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Economic Principles and Issues £75

AQA AL AQA Practice Exam Questions for Financial Economics NEW £TBA

Edexcel AS ALSpec A Theme 1: 4 (Interim and Entire Theme) Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Introduction to Markets & Market Failure £65

Edexcel AS AL Spec A Theme 2: 4 (Interim and Entire Theme) Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on The UK Economy – Performance & Policies £65

Edexcel AL Spec A Theme 3: 4 (Interim and Entire Theme) Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Business Behaviour & The Labour Market £65

Edexcel AL Spec A Theme 4: 4 (Interim and Entire Theme) Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on A Global Perspective £65

Edexcel AL Spec A Paper 1: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Markets and Business Behaviour (Theme 1 & 3) £65

Edexcel AL Spec A Paper 2: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on The National and Global Economy (Theme 2 & 4) £65

Edexcel AL Spec A Paper 3: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (Themes 1,2,3&4) £75

Edexcel AL Edexcel Practice Exam Questions for Financial Economics NEW £TBA

OCR ALPaper 1: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Microeconomics  NEW £65

 

OCR AL Paper 2: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Macroeconomics  NEW £65

OCR AL Paper 3: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Themes in Economics  NEW £75

OCR AL Practice Exam Questions for Financial Economics NEW £TBA

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AQA A Level Business BUSS4 Resource – ANSWERS to Student REVISION Exercises

Click HERE for the ANSWERS to the Student Revision Exercises posted yesterday.  

The exercises relate to bullet 1 of the research theme – The Impact of E-commerce on the Competitive Environment within Industries.  This is a very small ‘extract’ from the APT Complete Companion for the AQA BUSS4 Research Theme Technological Change E-commerce. 

The full comprehensive set of Student Revision Exercises covering all 6 bullets points contains a set of 57 pages of informal revision exercises / tests with a separate document containing all the answers on each aspect relating to the theme - helping to test and consolidate knowledge and make revision funIt includes ‘give me a clue’, ‘match-making’, ‘mini quizzes’, ‘missing word’, ‘opposites’, ‘read the article’, ‘sort the list’, ‘true or false’ and multi-activity exercises. 

Click here to instantly download and purchase the full set  for £29+VAT.

AQA A Level Business BUSS4 Resource – STUDENT REVISION Exercises

Resources for A2 Business Studies students.  These Student Revision Exercises relate to bullet 1 of the research theme – The Impact of E-commerce on the Competitive Environment within Industries.  This is a very small ‘extract’ from the APT Complete Companion for the AQA BUSS4 Research Theme Technological Change E-commerce. 

The full comprehensive set of Student Revision Exercises contains a set of 57 pages of informal revision exercises / tests with a separate document containing all the answers on each aspect relating to the theme - helping to test and consolidate knowledge and make revision funIt includes ‘give me a clue’, ‘match-making’, ‘mini quizzes’, ‘missing word’, ‘opposites’, ‘read the article’, ‘sort the list’, ‘true or false’ and multi-activity exercises. 

Click here to instantly download and purchase the full set  for £29+VAT.

Also, available at a discounted price is our ‘Complete’ Companion which contains 2 corresponding sets of 6 resources, for both students and teachers for all 6 bullet points(including the Student Revision Exercises). 

“Fantastic results year using your material.  My AQA business student went from a predicted Grade E to a B on her Unit 4 paper and was just short of an A.”
Jane Wood, Tutor.

AQA A Level Business BUSS4 Resource – Student Revision Summaries…

More resources for Business Studies students.  Click HERE to our Essential Student Revision Summaries (from the Student’s pack) relating to bullet 1 of the research theme – The Impact of E-commerce on the Competitive Environment within Industries.  This is a very small ‘extract’ from the APT Complete Companion for the AQA BUSS4 Research Theme Technological Change E-commerce.

The full comprehensive set of the Student Revision Summaries are an  essential revision document for students consisting of 39 pages of relevant definitions, theory, concepts, data and, most importantly, real-life business examples, and evaluative comments covering each aspect relating to the theme.  (This is a much condensed version of the Teachers’ Detailed Examination of the Theme and an essential revision document for students).  

Click here to instantly download and purchase the full set  for £29+VAT.

Also, available at a discounted price is our Complete Companion which contains 2 corresponding sets of 6 resources, for both students and teachers for all 6 bullet points(including the Student Revision Summaries).

Look out for our further posts with more extracts from our Complete Companion for the AQA BUSS4 Technological Change E-commerce.  Next, look out for our Student Revision Exercises. 

“Fantastic results year using your material.  My AQA business student went from a predicted Grade E to a B on her Unit 4 paper and was just short of an A.”
Jane Wood, Tutor.

Detailed Examination of the Theme for Teachers for AQA BUSS4 Technological Change E-Commerce

APT’s Complete Companion for AQA BUSS4 Technological Change E-commerce

Click HERE for our Detailed Examination of the Theme (from the Teacher’s pack) which relates to bullet 1 – The Impact of E-commerce on the Competitive Environment within Industries.

The full comprehensive set of the Detailed Examination of the Theme,  for Teachers (relating to all 6 bullets) contains a highly detailed examination of each aspect relating to the theme.  It consists of  105 pages in length as it includes extracts from numerous articles and publications from relevant research, as well as containing relevant theory and analytical and evaluative comments where relevant. Click here to instantly download and purchase the full set  for £35+VAT. 

Also, available at a discounted price is our Complete Companion which contains 2 corresponding sets of 6 resources, for both students and teachers for all 6 bullet points.

Look out for our further posts containing more extracts from our Complete Companion for the AQA BUSS4 Technological Change E-commerce.  Next will be the Essential Student Revision Summaries next (from the Student’s pack). 

AQA A Level Business Resource, Part 1 – The Impact of E-commerce on the Competitive Environment within Industries

A free set of PowerPoints which is an extract from our Complete Companion for the AQA BUSS4 Research Theme Technological Change E-commerce.  This resource relates to bullet 1 of the theme – The Impact of E-commerce on the Competitive Environment within Industries.

Click HERE to view the resource.

You can also click HERE to see more details on the full set of 8 PowerPoint Presentations, which outline key points relating to each aspect of the research theme.  The full set can be purchased for £19+VAT. 

Also, available is our Complete Companion which contains 2 corresponding sets of 6 resources, for both students and teachers for all 6 bullet points. 

Look out for our further posts containing further free extracts from our Complete Companion for the AQA BUSS4 Technological Change E-commerce.  Next we will be sending Essential Research Tasks for students. 

Student grade went from C to A* using your material”  - Mo Bendall, Tutor

The Complete Companion Contains: 

  • 105 page ‘Detailed Examination’ of the theme for teachers – lengthy because it includes extracts from numerous articles and publications so there is no having to click on ‘this link here’ and ‘that link there’ to access relevant research.   It includes information on each aspect required to be covered in the AQA Research brief ie on the impact of e-commerce on the competitive environment within industries, on businesses and their functional areas, and on different stakeholder groups, the extent to which e-commerce creates opportunities and threats for business, the factors influencing ‘if’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ businesses respond to the growth in e-commerce, and the impact of e-commerce on business performance and on strategy, both nationally and internationally. 
  • A more concise 39 page ‘Essential Revision Summaries’ document for students – to have AFTER they have undertaken the research tasks recommended (below). 
  • A comprehensive set of ‘Research Tasks’ for students (21 pages) covering each aspect relating to the theme – with links embedded for students to instantly access relevant research and make their own initial notes. 
  • A set of 8 PowerPoints to introduce and / or summarise each aspect required to be covered by the theme, including tips on how to maximise performance in the exam. 
  • 57 pages of Revisions Exercises / Informal Tests for students – to undertake AFTER they have completed the research tasks recommended, with corresponding answers for teachers – full of match-making, true or false, missing word, mini quiz, read the article, give me a clue, sort the list and ‘opposite’ activities – to develop and consolidate students’ learning AND make learning fun and enjoyable at the same time. 
  • A set of 3 mock papers, with 6 questions covering each aspect relating to the theme – to test students in more formal examination conditions, with detailed answers and mark schemes for teachers. 
  • Plenty of other practical tips and advice for both teachers and students on how performance can be maximised in this particular examination. 

Feedback below from June 2015: 

“The theme materials you provided were excellent, and suited every level of teaching. I only wish that I had ordered earlier in the year; they were so comprehensive

Gareth Moran, Rye St Antony School 

This resource has taken three months’ full-time to produce and it really is packed full of goodies to help you and your students get the best grades possible.  Click HERE for full details or HERE to see a sample. 

Price: £85 + 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 / online: direct from our website with a debit/credit card or by PayPal  (click here).

 

APT’s Student Seminars – held at your School/College on OCR F297 Case Study and F293 Marketing

We are now taking bookings for our student seminars on OCR F297 Business Case Study, which are becoming increasingly popular, and also our seminar on unit F293 Marketing.  Our seminars are personally delivered by Claire Baker – an experienced examiner, who writes the F297 analyses and the F293 material and is the founder and Director of APT Initiatives.  The seminars will run from the 11th April up until the exam date.  

If you are interested in holding a seminar at your Centre, call us to obtain a quote on 01952 540877 or email us with a summary of your requirements including: 

  • subject (ie F297 and / or F293) 
  • length of seminar required (eg 2, 3 or 4 hours)
  • number of students involved
  • and if two or more seminars are required whether they are to be held on the same day. 

These seminars provide an in-depth insight into what examiners are looking for and how to demonstrate this in the time available.  The ultimate aim is to help each student to achieve their maximum grade. 

“Claire came in to run sessions for our AS and A2 students on the case study units for OCR.  The sessions were spot on in terms of targeting exactly what the students need to know to do well in the exam.  All learners made a great deal of progress at all levels and the students left enthused and better equipped for the exams.  I would heartily recommend APT”. (Yavneh College – April 2015) 

“I was lucky enough to meet Mrs Claire Baker the CEO of APT and sit in her F297 masterclasses, students were given lots of resources to take away!  Mrs Baker knows these case studies like the back of her hand and the lectures were well placed, informative and bursting with content.  We also bought the very comprehensive APT walkthrough guide for every student – they have found this useful in class discussions and it has saved our business department hundreds of hours of preparation”.  (S Hilton, Revision Station) 

Each F297 seminar covers the following:

  • The structure and general requirements of the F297 paper, with emphasis on the importance of time management and planning questions carrying high
  • The skills the examiner is looking for and how to demonstrate these skills.
  • How to move L2 (application) answers into L3 (analysis) and how easy it is in just a few sentences to hit L3.
  • The importance of concluding every question (carrying L4 marks) and what is required in a conclusion to secure these vital marks for evaluation.
  • Common mistakes to avoid when answering questions.
  • Model (Level 4) answers, to specific questions
  • Top Tips on how to maximise performance

The F293 Marketing seminar will include:

  • Outline structure of the F293 paper and type of questions asked.
  • Comprehensive list of the 4 mark, 6 mark, 13 mark and 18 mark questions asked in past papers.
  • Explanation of the skills examiner look for and how to demonstrate these.
  • Overview of typical weaknesses to address.
  • A range of calculation question activities.
  • Activities on each of the following:
  • - how to answer in context.
  • - The 6 mark analysis questions.
  • - The 13 mark evaluate / discuss / recommend and justify question.
  • - The 18 mark should…justify question.
  • Key words and phrases to encourage higher level answers.
  • Final tips on Examination Technique / How to Maximise Performance.

Prices vary according to content, length, number of students involved, and travel distance.  Some Centres are able to pay for the seminar on behalf of the students; others divide the cost amongst the number of students involved.  If you only have a small number of students it may be worth you contacting a local school/college to see if they wish to share.

Request a Quote: by email to office@apt-initiatives.com / by phone 01952 540877 / by fax 01952 541230