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AQA and Edexcel GCSE Business (9-1) Knowledge Books - Strategies for Success

Graham Prior

1st July 2019

Our AQA and Edexcel GCSE Business (9-1) Knowledge Books are proving hugely popular with students and teachers alike! Here are some great ideas for how the Knowledge Books can be used effectively at home and in the classroom.


Our knowledge books are printed write-in booklets which students complete during the course of their studies.

The idea behind a knowledge book is simple. Each booklet contains a comprehensive series of structured, step by step activities, specifically designed to equip students with the essential knowledge that they need to be successful in their AQA/ Edexcel GCSE (9-1) exams.

The Knowledge Books therefore turn into the ultimate knowledge organisers - which students complete themselves!

By working systematically through the book, students will be able to identify gaps in their own knowledge, whilst building awareness of specialist terminology and familiarity with key concepts, models and theories which are crucial to exam success.

The Knowledge Books are therefore ideal for low-stakes testing of core knowledge, homework, cover lessons and for structured revision.

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Here are a several ways that teachers and students can get the best out of the Knowledge Books:

1 Homework

The Knowledge Books are split into sections, mapping the entire content of the AQA/ Edexcel GCSE Business (9-1) specifications. After key content has been taught, teachers could set certain pages for homework to ensure that students are equipped with the essential knowledge required to be successful in AQA/ Edexcel GCSE Business. This can then be reviewed in class.

2. Bellwork / Starter Activity

As students enter the class room, students could complete one or two activities in the Knowledge Books, depending on what they have covered in the previous lesson(s).

The benefit of this approach? At the end of the course students have a fully completed Knowledge Book. Perfect for revision!

Talking of revision...

3. Revision

The Knowledge Books are also perfect for revision and could be completed as part of revision lessons or at home in the weeks leading up to the exams.

4. Lesson Activities

The Knowledge Books could also be used as part of a general lesson. For example, after a teacher has taught a particular topic, students could complete the relevant part of the Knowledge Book as a consolidation activity. This also ensures that they have a full set of 'class notes'.

5. Flipped Learning

The Knowledge Books also facilitates flipped learning. Teachers could ask students to complete sections of the Knowledge Book prior to lessons therefore ensuring students are familiar with the essential knowledge, allowing teachers to focus on developing application, analysis and evaluation.

Graham Prior

Graham is an experienced teacher, examiner, moderator and lover of education with a passion for teaching and learning.

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