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Teaching Pearson Edexcel GCSE Business for the First Time

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This course offers an introduction and overview of Person Edexcel GCSE Business, providing essential skills and tips in how to effectively deliver the specification, ensuring maximum student engagement and maximum attainment. It is suitable for anyone just starting to teach Business, in their first few years of teaching or lacking confidence in teaching Person Edexcel GCSE Business. Whilst the focus of the day will be on the Pearson Edexcel course, many of the ideas will be applicable to all Business exam boards.


  • Provide teachers of GCSE Business the material and confidence to teach effectively to all ability ranges
  • Obtain an exceptional understanding of the key challenges in GCSE Business and how to teach them
  • Learn how to take a Grade 4 student and help them towards a Grade 9
  • Gain insight into the content of the course, the exam structure and how the exams are marked.
  • Leave with resources ready to use.
  • Understand how to scaffold lower ability students and stretch higher ability students.


Feedback from recent Pearson/Edexcel A-Level Business exams

10.00 – 11.00am
  • Ensuring teachers and students hit the ground running in September
  • Key challenges and opportunities – areas to focus your teaching around
  • Mapping out and structuring the course over 2 years to engage all students
  • Understanding the assessment objectives to improve your teaching and planning
  • An overview of the topics – what you need to know when starting
  • Recognising which areas will be most challenging for you and how to address these issues
  • Developing an understanding of what a high ability student’s performance looks like, and how to get there

Morning Break

11.00– 11.20am

Teaching Theme 1 effectively: Investigating Small Business

11.20 – 12.30pm
  • How to deliver key business concepts, issues and skills
  • Embedding calculations, quantitative and qualitative data to support, inform and justify business decisions
  • Exploring skills to boost student engagement and attainment
  • Strategies on how to deliver the five topic areas and which are the most difficult ones for students to grasp
  • Methods of how to excel in the written exam, using strict timings, sentence starters and key terminology


12.30 – 1.30pm

Aiming for success in Theme 2: Building a Business

1.30 – 2.20pm
  • A focus on the key business concepts, issues and decisions used to grow a business
  • Developing specific business skills to further enhance student attainment
  • How to support students to remember the trickier key concepts
  • Teaching across the ability range; Scaffolding up to ensure top students are challenged, while not leaving lower ability students behind.

Afternoon Break

2.40 – 2.50pm
  Preparing for the Exam: Achieving Unbelievable Results 2.30 – 3.30pm
  • What does it take to go from a Grade 4 to a Grade 9
  • How can you plan to overcome barriers?
  • Exploring the technique and structures expected in responses for each style of exam question
  • Ways to fine-tune student responses
  • How to gain full marks in the extended-writing questions
  • Analyse exemplar work to gain top marks.


London | Wednesday 24 January 2024

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London | Wednesday 24 January 2024

This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.



  • New Business Teachers
  • Teacher’s entering their second year of teaching GCSE Business
  • Teachers wanting to build up their skills set in effective Business teaching
  • Teachers lacking confidence in the Pearson Edexcel GCSE Business specification.


  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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