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A Level Business Grade Booster Workshops (Edexcel)

  • Levels: A Level
  • Exam boards: Edexcel

Our Edexcel A Level Business Grade Booster workshops are designed to provide essential revision support to Year 13 Edexcel Business students as they complete their preparation for the three papers at the end of their linear A Level course.

Who's it for: All Year 13 Business students taking: Edexcel A Level Business
Price: £25 (+VAT) per place
Hosts: Graham Prior, Jim Riley, Michelle Stephenson

  • Registration on the day opens 45 minutes before the event's start time.

About this event

The intensive Grade Booster workshop format is designed to:

  • Refine and sharpen key exam technique for the three Edexcel A Level Business papers
  • Build confidence in the essential assessment skills

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 content for this workshop is outlined below:

Session 1: Paper 1


The opening session focuses on Paper 1 using core topics from Themes 1 and 4. We explore techniques and strategies to develop application and write winning paragraphs. We finish with advice and examples on how to structure high-scoring responses to 4, 10 and 12 mark questions.

Session 2: Paper 2


Paper 2 is the focus of the second session. We draw on key topics from Themes 2 and 3 to explain techniques which will help students develop the depth of their analysis. The 20 mark questions are so important for students to master and this session will also suggest how to structure 20-mark responses with strategies to help students write strong, evaluative recommendations.

Session 3: Paper 3 (Investigating Business in a Competitive Environment)


After a quick leg-stretch we dive into Session 3 which is all about the Paper 3 pre-release. We will explore key aspects of the research task and consider how core topics from all 4 themes map to the confectionery market. We will also look at how to tackle the 8 mark questions which only appear on Paper 3.

Session 4: Nailing the Numbers


In the afternoon session, we will focus purely on calculations and the key quantitative skills with plenty of activities for students to practice. We have selected topics that students usually find challenging, such as moving averages, investment appraisal, network analysis and ratios. An interactive, but demanding end to a day that is unrelenting in its focus on the exam skills for success in Edexcel A-Level Business in June 2018.

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 Subject Lead for A Level Business at tutor2u. He is an experienced Business teacher, examiner and author.


    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 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.


Book your place

  • Online bookings for these student workshops will be available from Monday August 6th 2018.

    Email events@tutor2u.net if you have any questions.

  • Telephone enquiries 0844 800 0085

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