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How to revise for Business

1. Past papers
Past papers are the most effective way to revise for Business. These are papers similar to what you’ll be handed in an exam. They’ll have example questions in an exam format for you to practise answering. Past papers are ones that have been used in actual exams in previous years. They’ve got questions that students before you actually had to answer in an exam setting! 
Complete past papers and mark them using the mark scheme provided or bring them to Miss Devlin, Mrs D'Costa or Mr Barry for marking. 
Make sure you time yourself when answering questions - time is tight in the exam, you must be prepared for this! 

GCSE Past papers: (Units 1 & 3)
https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/business-2009.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=Pearson-UK:Category%2FExam-materials 

BTEC Level 2 Past papers: (Unit 2)
https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/business-2012-nqf.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=Pearson-UK:Category%2FExternal-assessments 

BTEC Level 3 Past papers: (Unit 3) 
http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/business-2016.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=Pearson-UK:Category%2FExternal-assessments 

A Level Business Past papers: (Paper 1, 2 and 3) 
https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/business-2015.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments 

Additional revision materials and past papers are available on your revision USB. 

2. Mind Maps
Mind maps allow you  to organise information better visually, through the use of branches and sub-branches. It takes away from daunting stacks of notes and they help to boost your memory and can make study a more creative and appealing pursuit. 

Break each mind map down into the unit or theme you are revising and then test yourself with some exam questions to establish how well you have retained the information! 

3. The right environment 
Make sure you are working in an environment which aids revision; sitting in front of the TV watching The Simpsons is not a good idea. Find a quiet space, have all of your work set out and prepared (don't waste 20 minutes looking for work to do!) make sure you have no distractions and take regular breaks. 

4. Study buddy
Some people find revision much easier when they have help. Find a friend to study with; you can take it in turns testing each other, marking work or sharing revision notes. Make sure you chose someone who will help, not distract! 

5. Ask for help!
If you are stuck ask! Whether it be a friend, parent, carer, teacher or even Google, always ask! Miss Devlin is available during lunch times in M26 to help with any business queries. 

Revision guides


GCSE (Current specification Year 11 ONLY)
Revision Guide (Available on websites including Pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk, Amazon, WHSmith and E-Bay)
Edexcel GCSE Business Studies Revision Guide: Units 1, 3 and 5 
ISBN-10: 1446903737

Revision Workbook (Available on websites including Pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk, Amazon, WHSmith and E-Bay)
Edexcel GCSE Business Studies Workbook: Units 1, 3 and 5
ISBN-10: 1446903761

GCSE 9-1 Specification (Year 9 and 10) 
As this is a new specification there are few resources available. We have listed some of the revision guides available. Please be mindful that more will be released over 2017-2018. Before purchasing any revision guides please ensure you check they are for the Edexcel exam board and the new 9-1 specification. 

Revision Guide (Available on CGP website) 
New GCSE Business Edexcel Revision Guide - for the 9-1 course
ISBN: 978 1 78294 690 8

Workbook including answers (Available on the CGP website) 
New GCSE Business Edexcel Exam Practice Workbook - for the Grade 9-1 Course (includes Answers)
ISBN: 978 1 78294 693 9

BTEC Level 2 (Year 10 and 11 ONLY) 
Year 9 BTEC Business students will be subject to a specification change. Further details on revision guides will be available in the coming months. 
Students will only require this revision guide and workbook for the unit 2 examination. If your child has passed this exam already they will not require this book. 

Revision Guide (Available on websites including Amazon, WHSmith, Pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk) 
BTEC First in Business Revision Guide 
ISBN-10: 144690668X

Student Workbook (Available on websites including Amazon, WHSmith, Pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk)
BTEC First in Business Workbook
ISBN-10: 1446906698

BTEC Level 3 (Year 12 and 13) 
As this is a new specification there are still limited amounts available online. Before purchasing any revision guide for BTEC Level 3 please ensure it is for the Edexcel exam board, is for the Level 3 course and covers content for units 2 and 3, as these are the externally assessed units. 

Revision Guide (Available on websites including Education Umbrella, pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk, Amazon and WHSmith)  
Revise BTEC National Business Revision Guide 
ISBN: 9781292150123

Student Workbook (Available on websites including Education Umbrella, pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk, Amazon and WHSmith)  
Revise BTEC National Business Revision Workbook 
ISBN: 9781292150116

A Level Business (Year 12 and 13) 
As there are many different exam boards available, before purchasing any revision guide please ensure you purchase one for the Edexcel Specification first teaching September 2015. 

Revision Guide - Theme 1 and 2 (Available on Anforme website) 
Revision guide to AS and A Level Business. Theme 1 and 2 of Edexcel Business
Product Reference: 978-1-78014-024-7

Revision Guide - Theme 3 and 4 (Available on Anforme website) 
Revision guide to AS and A Level Business. Theme 3 and 4 of Edexcel Business
Product Reference: 978-1-78014-040-7

Student Book and Activebook (Available on websites including Amazon) 
Edexcel AS/A Level Business 5th edition Student book and ActiveBook
ISBN-10: 1447983548

Textbook Year 1 including AS including Theme 1 and 2 (Available on websites including Amazon)
Edexcel A Level Year 1: Including AS
ISBN-10: 1471847764

Textbook Year 2 Theme 3 and 4 (Available on websites including Amazon)
Edexcel A Level Year 2 (Edexcel A Level) 
ISBN-10: 1471847810

 

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