Topic Tests for GCSE (9-1) Business

A precise and comprehensive diagnostic tool!

Reveal students' strengths and weaknesses for the GCSE (9-1) Business specification.

Thoughtfully structured tests covering every topic of the specification. Each test is designed to last 40 to 60 minutes.

Dual formats: write-on and re-useable non-write on.
Use in-class for revision or as homeworks!

Clear questions that gradually increase in difficulty

  • Range of question styles – from multiple choice to short then long discuss/evaluate questions – perfect exam preparation!
  • Case study questions – enable students to apply their knowledge and practice critical evaluation
  • Detailed answers and mark allocations – great for peer- and self-assessment!

Includes: Comprehensive exam guidance to optimise performance and achieve high scores. It covers 12 key areas, including understanding assessment objectives and skills, command words, answer outlines, attainment levels, a 'Levels' table for Section B questions, crucial tips, and insights. Additionally, it provides detailed strategies, templates, and a feedback sheet for self-assessment and improvement.

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What do teachers say about this resource? (12489)

Good range of questions which mirror the exam papers which makes it an excellent resource. All AOs covered. [Would you use this resource] Yes I would, it is well thought out and gives more sample questions for me to use which can only benefit my students.

J Evans, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (12329)

This resource is suitable for the Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Business – Theme 2 Building a Business Course. The content follows the specification well and would be suitable for 14-16 year olds following this specification.

Suitable for teachers and provides a substantial support in terms of providing purposeful examples, which again will support the learning. Also provides potential alternatives that students may respond with. This is valuable in light of non-specialists that could be asked to deliver the course, which I know happens.

The added enhancement of this resource is the full answers that have been provided to support of this resource, which also provides alternative responses to consider. Again this could also be used as a further learning resource

Assessment Objectives are covered well throughout.
Appropriate content, which follows the specification
Appropriate and well-designed questions, which again follows the requirements of the course.

This resource would be suitable to use both as a formal assessment to check knowledge and understanding, address any misconceptions relating to the content as students’ progress through the course or as a homework. Could also be used as material for a cover lesson. I would most definitely use this personally as part of my assessment plan as evidence of students progress and attainment.

J Kelly, peer reviewer

There is a good level of help for the teacher in terms of the assessment objectives and what they means as well as what skills are expected for each student. This is very good. There is a detailed section for the command words too which is really good and follows the specification very closely. Further to this the author has also provided a detailed section about how to structure a response - this can be so useful to teachers that have not been through the standardisation process of marking. I think that the best part of this section was the explanation of the difference between Section A and Section B in terms of one is generic questions and the other links to Scenarios and then goes into an amazing amount of detail regarding this. I think this is amazing and so so helpful for any teacher out there.

C Morgans, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

I think this is a great resource that allows students to fully understand the expectations from the Exam Paper 2. I like how the resource breaks down the command words and explains the expectations of each. The tests also cover all of the content of the 1BS0 Business Specification for Theme 2 allowing students to apply it to an exam context.

[What you particularly like/dislike about this resource?]
Giving a clear structure on how to answer each command word is fantastic, especially as the word itself does not fully communicate everything needed in the answer.

I like that the tests are divided into topics and can be administered on a regular basis increasing the students’ familiarity with exam questions.

I like the feedback sheet which allows for students to identify their own strengths and weaknesses and in turn on how they can improve for the next test.

The resource matches the specification well and includes all the relevant content as well as provides further details on how to meet the command words given in the specification.

This resource would save a teacher a lot of time in relation to preparing interval tests throughout the course.

Z Wood, Examiner & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (12305)

A really good and exacting resource.

L Mason, peer reviewer

I think the resource offers some good tests that would be suitable for staff to use at the end of a topic for assessment. They provide enough MCQ’s, short questions and longer answers for section B. As the tests are 40 minutes this allows them to be used in schools with 50 and 60 minute lessons so I think this adds to the appeal of the tests. Having the answers provided after each test is also valuable.

What you particularly like about this resource?
The tips and common mistakes when answering a question is good.
The structure for answers of each command word and the suggested answer content are good and make it clear for students.
The fact that they were 40 minute tests.
There was a good mix between tests with calculations and those without.

I think that it would enhance the understanding of the specification requirements if teachers were not familiar with this via the exam board. I also think that it would enhance the learning as teachers may not have time to write their own mini tests and use part of a paper which may not match with the required time allowed. By this I mean, the teacher may take a section from a 90 minute paper and allocate 40 minutes to complete the questions but students need longer due to what has been selected to be tested or they complete it too quickly. Also, by having the test in these topic areas it means the teacher does not have to take various questions from various past papers to test students on the topic. It is done here for them leaving the past papers for focused lessons or mocks.

C Hughes, Teacher. Freelance Educator & Peer Reviewer