PART 2 and PART 3 of our Complete Context Companion for this June’s (2019) Edexcel A Level Business Paper 3 exam on the ‘Market for Holidays in the UK and Abroad’ are NOW PUBLISHED.

These resources focus on providing students with a bank of relevant information they can draw upon in the exam to help write well-contextualised answers and  balanced arguments, both of which are crucial to secure high grades:

  • PART 2: APT’s Revision & Research Leads Booklet: providing links to relevant research that can be accessed freely on the Internet, for students to independently undertake prior research into this year’s context, as well as identifying topics in the Edexcel A Level Specification that are considered particularly relevant to this year’s context.
  • PART 3: Information Sheets (65 pages) on each of the four bullet points students are advised to research in Edexcel’s ‘Pre-release Material’: developing knowledge and understanding of the market for holidays (in the UK and abroad) and of UK-based businesses operating within it, with relevant theory relating to the Edexcel A Level Business Specification incorporated wherever relevant.  (Definitions of key terms are signposted throughout using the logo KT and definitions of technical terms, ie terms specific to the holiday market, are signposted throughout using the logo TT).

These 2 resources follow the publication of APT’s PowerPoint Presentation (PART 1), published 17 December, which introduces the requirements of the Edexcel A Level Business Paper 3 exam, including lessons learnt from previous examinations, and key aspects relating to the context that students are advised to research in Edexcel’s Pre-release Material.

The target publication for the final two parts of our Complete Context Companion is 13 FebruaryThese include:

  • PART 4 (a and b): WORKSHEETScontaining STIMULUS MATERIAL and a range of EXAM-STYLE QUESTIONS (8, 10, 12 and 20 mark questions), including comprehensive answers to the questions posed.
  • PART 5 (a and b): A FULL PRACTICE (MOCK) EXAM PAPER– written in the same style and format as previous examinations set by Edexcel for the A Level Business Paper 3 exam, with space for students to write down their answers, including mark schemes / detailed answers to the questions posed.

The aim of these resources is to help build students’ confidence in answering questions relating to the context and, in particular, develop their understanding and appreciation of the type of answers required and the skills they need to demonstrate to secure high grades.  They should not only prove useful practice for the Paper 3 exam, but also prove useful material for Paper 1 and for Paper 2.

Customer Feedback on our Companions to date for the Pre-released Paper 3 Context Exam: 

“Thank you so much for the amazing resources supporting Edexcel Paper 3 Context – they are a godsend.” H Bridge, March 2018

“Lots of excellent research links and relevant questions– thanks!” Phil Braithwaite, Leyton, May 2018

Thanks so much! What a pity his school did not use this – it is brilliant! Kate, Private Tutor, June 2018

“This year was a fantastic results year using your material.  My  business student went from a predicted Grade E to a B on her paper and was just short of an A.” Jane Wood, Tutor, 2017

Price: £79 (+ vat).  For centres who would like to order the resource and be invoiced (as opposed to ordering and paying for the resource online), invoices will be sent (payable within 30 days) when the first component of the Complete Context Companion is despatched to centres.

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