APT is about to publish two Essential Knowledge Handbooks (one for Theme 1 and one for Theme 2) covering the essential theory required by the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business Specification – in the level of detail required to maximise students’ grades.  They are ideal for independent learning as well as to develop, clarify, consolidate and test student’s knowledge and understanding of topics covered in class.  Detailed sample pages can be instantly viewed from our website: www.apt-initiatives.com

The Handbooks are divided into 5 sections and sub-sections, which match the topics and sub-topics of the Theme 1 and Theme 2 Specification.

At the beginning of each sub-section there is a summary of what students need to learn.  These summaries, and explanations that follow, take into account Edexcel’s specification, content guidance, scheme of work and sample assessment material – to ensure all examinable subject content is covered.  Explanations are sufficiently detailed to enable students to grasp the essential theory with minimum teacher assistance.

Essential Knowledge Checklists are provided at the end of each sub-section.  These comprise a range of exam-style questions which  students can work through and answer using the explanations provided, or teachers can set as homework, or as more formal tests in class.

Key terms are signposted throughout, and a detailed index is provided at the end of each Handbook – to enable students to quickly access the information they require.

The Handbooks are sold in units of 10 (or more). Price per pack of 10 is £63 (+ p&p).  Discounts are available on bulk purchases.

The Theme 1: Investigating Small Business Handbooks are being despatched on Monday 5 November.

The Theme 2: Building a Business Handbooks are being published and despatched by the end of November.  Both books can be pre-ordered now.


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