Exam Workshops for Students

A Level Business Grade Booster Workshops (Edexcel)

  • Locations: Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester

Our Edexcel A Level Business Grade Booster workshops are designed to provide essential revision support to Edexcel Business students as they complete their preparation for the three terminal papers at the end of their linear A Level course.

Price: £25 (+VAT) per place
Hosts: Graham Prior, Jim Riley, Michelle Stephenson

Upcoming Dates

  • March 2017
  • 22nd


    Vue Cinema - The Light, Leeds

  • 23rd


    Vue Cinema - Manchester Lowry (Salford Quays)

  • 27th


    Vue Cinema - Westfield Stratford

  • 29th


    Vue Cinema - Fulham Broadway

  • 31st


    Vue Cinema - Star City Birmingham

  • April 2017
  • 25th


    Vue Cinema - Fulham Broadway

  • 27th


    Vue Cinema - Fulham Broadway

  • 28th


    Vue Cinema - Westfield Stratford

  • May 2017
  • 3rd


    Vue Cinema - Manchester Lowry (Salford Quays)

  • 4th


    Vue Cinema - Star City Birmingham

  • 9th


    Vue Cinema - Westfield Stratford

  • 10th


    Vue Cinema - Westfield Stratford

Who should attend

All Year 13 Business students taking: Edexcel A Level Business

About this event


Please ensure you chose the correct exam board workshop when submitting your booking.

The intensive Grade Booster workshop format is designed to:

  • Refine and sharpen key exam technique for the three A Level Business papers
  • Build confidence in the essential assessment skills
  • Provide a clear focus and structure for students on how to make the most effective use of their remaining revision time for the first-ever Edexcel A Level Business exams in June 2017

The A Level Business Grade Booster Workshop combines:

  • Four hours of intensive large-group tuition by our experienced Edexcel A Level Business presenter team
  • An enlarged workshop booklet containing all the session content, extension activities, guidance on exam-board specific exam technique and other essential revision materials designed for students at the end of their Edexcel A Level Business course.

Learning outcomes

The session outline for Edexcel A Level Grade Booster workshops for the June 2017 exams is as follows:

Session One: Getting to Grips with Theme 3

In session one we will explore some of the core concepts of Theme 3, looking at some key models and theories as well as introducing some techniques to maximise your marks

  • Ansoff and Porter
  • Mergers and takeovers
  • Economies and diseconomies of scale
  • CSR
  • PeCAN paragraph structure for questions requiring contextualised analysis
  • 12 mark questions – how to structure Level 4 responses

Session Two: Nailing the numbers

Session 2 has a relentless focus on quantitative skills and numerical calculations giving you increased confidence and competence when answering numerical questions

  • Investment Appraisal
  • Decision Trees
  • CPA
  • Ratio Analysis
  • Interpreting Human Resources Data

Session Three: Investigating business in a competitive environment

The pre-lunch session provides an intense overview of the 2017 pre-release research theme on the Health and Fitness Industry

  • Trends in the Health and Fitness industry over the last 10 years
  • Organic growth and takeovers within the Health and Fitness industry
  • Influences on the Health and Fitness industry
  • Success in the 8 mark questions – structuring a Level 3 response

Session Four: Success in Theme 4

After lunch, we will build on the exam techniques we have explored earlier during the day with a focus on the 20 mark questions, all within the context of core Theme 4 content

  • Off-shoring and reshoring
  • Growing economies
  • Globalisation
  • Assessment of a country as a market and as a production location
  • 20 mark questions – how to write strong recommendations

Session Five: The Finishing Touches

In the final session, we look at some further Theme 4 concepts before pulling together the key exam techniques that we have covered during the day

  • Global marketing
  • MNC’s
  • Ethics
  • Our top tips for exam success

Course package

Each student place is priced at £25 (+VAT) for a full day of tuition. Each student is provided with a comprehensive Grade Booster booklet that also contains follow-up activities to reinforce the exam techniques developed during the day.

Your Hosts

    Graham Prior


    Graham is Head of Teaching & Learning at tutor2u and is also the Subject Lead for Business and Geography.


    Jim Riley


    Jim Riley is the co-Founder and CEO of tutor2u. Prior to founding tutor2u with twin brother Geoff in 2000, Jim was Director of Strategy for Thomson Travel Group. Prior to this Jim spent 10 years with PwC. Jim is a Fellow of the ICAEW and holds an MBA from Bradford Business School.


    Michelle Stephenson


    Michelle is Commercial Director for tutor2u, loving education whenever and wherever it takes place!

    She is a highly experienced teacher and advanced practitioner. She has taught in schools, colleges and universities both in the UK and overseas, playing a pivotal role in supporting colleagues to drive improvements in teaching and learning. She has also worked as an educational consultant, delivering sessions for Ofsted and further education colleges in the UK. Michelle has worked for a number of awarding bodies taking the role of examiner, external verifier and centre quality reviewer.


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