A quick and simple starter activity for you to use with your students, to introduce them to the context for this year’s Edexcel’s A Level Business Paper 3 examination, which will be based on the Health & Fitness Industry.  This is the type of activity we will be including in our ‘Student Research Tasks’, which is just one of 5 sections in our Complete Context Companion for this year’s (2017) Paper 3 Exam, which can be ordered here
According to this video – up to the year ending 31 March 2016…
 1.   How many people are members of gyms in the UK?
 2.   What is the penetration rate (ie the percentage of people in the UK that have taken up gym membership)?
 3.   How many more new gym facilities were opened this year?
 4.   What percentage of the total number of private clubs operate in the ‘low cost’ sector?
 5.   What percentage of the private sector market do ‘low cost’ clubs account for, in terms of market value?
 6.   What percentage of total private sector membership do ‘low cost’ clubs account for?
 7.   What low cost fitness operator has recently become the top operator in the UK?
 8.   How many clubs did this company open this year?
 Edexcel have uploaded their GCE A Level Business Paper 3 Pre-Released 2017 CONTEXT which can be accessed here.  APT are experts in producing resources for pre-released contexts, themes and case studies – we have been doing this for 17 years and we will be producing a Complete Context Companion for use with Edexcel’s A Level Pre-released 2017 Context, which should be ready by the end of January.
Our COMPLETE CONTEXT COMPANION can be pre-ordered now.  It will include 5 separate resources that can be purchased individually, or together at a discounted price: 

  • PowerPoint presentations for teachers – to launch the context to students and introduce and / or summarise each aspect.
  • Research tasks for students with links to relevant articles – to encourage students to undertake independent research, with links to relevant articles, and points to consider.
  • Detailed investigation into the context for teachers – with relevant theory, data and business examples, and analytical and evaluative comment.  This includes extracts from articles – so there is no having to click on ‘this link here’ and ‘that link there’ to access relevant research / data.
  • Essential revision summaries for students – with relevant theory / concepts, data, business examples, and analytical and evaluative comment.
  • Mock exam paper, mark schemes and example model answers – in the same style and format as the sample assessment material produced by Edexcel for the Paper 3 context examination.  

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