Bank of England governor Mark Carney says the UK economy will pick up

A useful link here relating to Economic Growthhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-44075316/bank-of-england-governor-mark-carney-says-the-uk-economy-will-pick-up 

See below to find the relevant section within each specification:-

Edexcel spec reference 2.5.1 a) Factors which could cause economic growth               

AQA spec reference 4.2.3.1 The various demand-side and supply-side determinants of short run growth of real national income and the long-run trend rate of economic growth 

OCR spec reference P17 Evaluate the causes of economic growth in the short and long run

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Oil soars after Trump nixes Iran nuclear deal, US stocks rally

A useful link https://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/oil-soars-after-trump-nixes-iran-nuclear-deal-us-stocks-rally relating to commodity prices….

Edexcel spec reference 4.3.2 Impact of economic factors in different countries:

  • primary product dependency
  • volatility of commodity prices

AQA spec reference 4.2.3.3 How changes in world commodity prices affect domestic inflation.

OCR spec reference P8 Evaluate, with the aid of a diagram, the usefulness of demand and supply in analysing markets, such as commodities

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A Level Business Studies – AQA BUSS4 E-commerce Mock Paper

Click here for our free Mock Paper for AQA Business Studies Students, which relates 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 set of Mock Papers include a set of 3 mock papers with stimulus material (context), with a total of 6 questions to test students on each aspect of the theme in formal exam conditions. It includes detailed model answers and mark schemes.

The Model Answers are capable of being produced by students within the time available with ‘deep’ paragraphs that develop points to demonstrate content, analysis, application and evaluation.  Each of the model answers provided overall demonstrates ‘Good Application’, ‘Good Analysis’ and ‘Good Evaluation’.

Click here to instantly download and purchase the full set  for £25+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). 

Look out for our next post with the Model Answers and Mark Schemes 

“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 – 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. 

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Useful article for the BUSS4 Research Theme

 Amazon, Wal-Mart Lead Top 25 E-commerce Retail List - http://wwd.com/business-news/financial/amazon-walmart-top-ecommerce-retailers-10383750/useful article for the BUSS4 research theme – particularly bullet 4 on ‘Opportunities’ – talks about the fact that existing physical bricks and mortar businesses are well placed to use their existing network of physical outlets as distribution centres to support an online operation.

Our COMPLETE COMPANION INCLUDES ALL OF OUR BUSS 4 RESOURCES.  It is our best selling resource for AQA A Level (A2 GCE) Business Studies used by thousands of teachers and students across the UK. Centres told us what they wanted to see included and we fully took this on board to produce a resource that meets AQA centre requirements better than any other resource available for this particular exam.

AQA A Level Business REVISION Resources

With 16 weeks left until the exam, we have 3 fantastic resources for BUSS4 revisionideal for this time of year.

Essential Revision Summariesan 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. £29 (+VAT) for unlimited use within the school/college

Revision Exercises / Informal Tests (with answers) on each aspect of the theme – includes:matchmaking (eg definitions), true or false, missing words, mini quizzes, read the article, give me a clue, sort the list and opposites activities – helping to test and consolidate knowledge and make revision fun£29 (+VAT) for unlimited use within the school/college

Mock Examination Papersa set of 3 mock papers with stimulus material (context), with a total of 6 questions to test students on each aspect of the theme in formal exam conditions. It includes detailed model answers and mark schemes£25 (+VAT) for unlimited use within the school/college

“Resources look fantastic again this year - loving the quizzes and the depth of research provided.” Downe House School. 

“This year was a 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. 

The above 3 resources are part of a set of several resources (our Complete Companion) designed for Section A of the AQA A2 Business Studies BUSS4 Examination.

The entire set of these resources (ie APT’s Complete Companion for the BUSS4 Theme) can be purchased at a discounted rate of £85 (+VAT). 

Check out our ‘blog’ posts with many interesting articles useful for the BUSS4 Theme, including ‘HOW TO tackle all the bullet points’ from the research brief.

Please click here to download free sample material for A Level Business Studies and Economics.

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