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Edexcel AS level unit-1 and unit-2 business notes

Hey guys , I hope all are doing well, I want notes and websites recommendations for business studies for AS Edexcel urgent pls
For business, I don't think you need notes. The textbook for AS Edexcel business is enough. Read the book from the start to finish 2-3 times. Underline/ highlight/ note down the points that are important. Or, let's say you are reading a page that explains the advantages of sales forecasting. What you can do is underline/highlight/ note down the points that you like the most or the ones that you can write about the most. This is because there may 7-8 advantages which may be difficult to remember so focusing on 3-4 points is easier and you don't even need to write 7-8 advantages in the exam. Meanwhile, do past papers and modify your notes (that I just explained how to write) according to the past papers. Sometimes the mark schemes shows you beter points that you can write. Also, memorise the definitions of terms that come up in exam.

Nevertheless, here are some websites that are helpful for business:

Tutor2u - https://www.tutor2u.net/business/topics

Save my exams - https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/a-level/business/edexcel/17/revision-notes/

YouTube channel:

Takingthebiz - https://www.youtube.com/@TakingTheBiz/featured

Bizconsesh - https://www.youtube.com/@Bizconsesh

And this is the link to my flashcards for definitions for AS Edexcel business - https://app.studysmarter.de/studysets/11775521?ref=RDP4A9vVATD8Drse2KpRgWecXIrFuYmp

Keep in mind that I do international A level (IAL), not A levels so some definitions from your specification may be missing and some may be present that aren't even in your specification.
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Original post by NazifaNawer
For business, I don't think you need notes. The textbook for AS Edexcel business is enough. Read the book from the start to finish 2-3 times. Underline/ highlight/ note down the points that are important. Or, let's say you are reading a page that explains the advantages of sales forecasting. What you can do is underline/highlight/ note down the points that you like the most or the ones that you can write about the most. This is because there may 7-8 advantages which may be difficult to remember so focusing on 3-4 points is easier and you don't even need to write 7-8 advantages in the exam. Meanwhile, do past papers and modify your notes (that I just explained how to write) according to the past papers. Sometimes the mark schemes shows you beter points that you can write. Also, memorise the definitions of terms that come up in exam.

Nevertheless, here are some websites that are helpful for business:

Tutor2u - https://www.tutor2u.net/business/topics

Save my exams - https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/a-level/business/edexcel/17/revision-notes/

YouTube channel:

Takingthebiz - https://www.youtube.com/@TakingTheBiz/featured

Bizconsesh - https://www.youtube.com/@Bizconsesh

And this is the link to my flashcards for definitions for AS Edexcel business - https://app.studysmarter.de/studysets/11775521?ref=RDP4A9vVATD8Drse2KpRgWecXIrFuYmp

Keep in mind that I do international A level (IAL), not A levels so some definitions from your specification may be missing and some may be present that aren't even in your specification.


Thanks alot 🙏actually it’s my first time in British board before yr-12 I was in CBSE board which is quite different as compared to British Edexcel Board.
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Original post by Maoez
Hey guys , I hope all are doing well, I want notes and websites recommendations for business studies for AS Edexcel urgent pls


https://knockouteconomics.com/business/note-ial-business-unit1-marketing-and-people/
https://knockouteconomics.com/business/note-ial-business-unit2-managing-business-activities/
Original post by Maoez
Thanks alot 🙏actually it’s my first time in British board before yr-12 I was in CBSE board which is quite different as compared to British Edexcel Board.


Oh wait, you are Indian? Have you started the British curriculum in India or are you in the UK?
I know it can be overwhelming but if you can be patient, you will understand that British boards are easier than CBSE because you don't need a lot of teachers to help you if you can catch the techniques for getting an A*
Original post by NazifaNawer
Dude thank you for this website! I am in A2 so I need the unit 3 and 4 notes. Thanks a lot again!

no problem, you should be able to find them easily on the website :smile:
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hello there
yes I m Indian but I have zero knowledge how to get an A star whereas in CBSE I would get good marks but here is a total downfall.I guess maybe the fact that I don't know the techniques and don't have good resources.Do u mind sharing on how I can get an A at least for my subjects Business and media studies for AS edexcel
Original post by NazifaNawer
Oh wait, you are Indian? Have you started the British curriculum in India or are you in the UK?
I know it can be overwhelming but if you can be patient, you will understand that British boards are easier than CBSE because you don't need a lot of teachers to help you if you can catch the techniques for getting an A*
Original post by Maoez
hello there
yes I m Indian but I have zero knowledge how to get an A star whereas in CBSE I would get good marks but here is a total downfall.I guess maybe the fact that I don't know the techniques and don't have good resources.Do u mind sharing on how I can get an A at least for my subjects Business and media studies for AS edexcel

I understand your situation. I would advise you to finish studying the whole business textbook and making notes. As soon as you know the AS content properly, start doing past papers. That's the main resource for GCSE/ IGCSE and A levels/ IAL, everyone agrees on that. Do the past papers and maybe note down the mistakes that you made in the past papers. Also, you have to write 20 marks essays in business. Practice those essay questions and show them to your teacher to check them because students write a huge essay with a lot of points but without proper analysis. Your teacher should help you to show how to do analysis. And here's two documents from the Edexcel website showing you examples for how you should answer questions in business:

unit 1 - https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/International%20Advanced%20Level/Business/2018/Teaching-and-Learning-Materials/IAL_Business_WBS11_exemplar_responses.pdf

unit 2 - https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/International%20Advanced%20Level/Business/2018/Teaching-and-Learning-Materials/IAL_Business_Unit_2_WBS12_Exemplar_responses.pdf

Good luck!
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Original post by NazifaNawer
I understand your situation. I would advise you to finish studying the whole business textbook and making notes. As soon as you know the AS content properly, start doing past papers. That's the main resource for GCSE/ IGCSE and A levels/ IAL, everyone agrees on that. Do the past papers and maybe note down the mistakes that you made in the past papers. Also, you have to write 20 marks essays in business. Practice those essay questions and show them to your teacher to check them because students write a huge essay with a lot of points but without proper analysis. Your teacher should help you to show how to do analysis. And here's two documents from the Edexcel website showing you examples for how you should answer questions in business:

unit 1 - https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/International%20Advanced%20Level/Business/2018/Teaching-and-Learning-Materials/IAL_Business_WBS11_exemplar_responses.pdf

unit 2 - https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/International%20Advanced%20Level/Business/2018/Teaching-and-Learning-Materials/IAL_Business_Unit_2_WBS12_Exemplar_responses.pdf

Good luck!

Thanks a lot 😭🙏
Original post by Maoez
Thanks a lot 😭🙏

You are welcome!

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