Teaching Pearson Edexcel GCSE Business for the First Time
ABOUT THIS COURSE
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.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
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
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.
2.40 – 2.50pmPreparing for the Exam: Achieving Unbelievable Results2.30 – 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