Student Workshop

AQA A-Level Business Grade Booster

For all Year 13 AQA A-Level Business students taking their exams in summer 2023.

Join our experienced presenters for a day of fast-paced revision & essential exam technique advice on the big cinema screen – supported by online help all the way though to your final exam paper.

About the workshops

Our cinema workshops are designed and delivered by experienced teacher and examiner presenters, all of whom have a deep understanding of what students need to focus on in order to succeed in the 2023 exams.

Each Grade Booster workshop runs from 10.30 a.m. until 3.10 p.m. with four sessions delivered in the cinema screen by our specialist presenters. Students have a short break during the morning and 50-60 mins to relax over lunch before returning for a fast-paced, intensive afternoon session!

Session 1 The Exam Challenge in 2023

  • Paper 1 MCQ & Calculation Warm Up
  • What the Examiners Are Looking For
  • Lessons Learned from the 2022 Exams
  • How to Unpick the Demands of Each Question

Session 2 Nailing the Assessment Skills of Application & Analysis

  • Effective Paragraph Strucure with Developed, Contextualised Analysis
  • How to use the Models and Theories
  • How to Make the Most of Case Studies and Stems in Paper 2 & 3
  • Unpicking and Meeting the Demands of 9 and 16-Markers
  • How to Answer 16 and 24-mark Open Questions

Session 3 All About Evaluation and Extended Response Questions

  • What Do We Mean by Evaluation?
  • Shape of Response - What a Level 4/5 Answer Looks Like
  • Paper 1 - Success in the Crucial 25-Markers

Session 4 Quantitative Skills and Key Topic Revision Blast

  • Quantitative Skills
  • Models & Theories
  • Unexamined Topics (So Far)
  • How to Use the Online Grade Booster Support Course

Dates & Locations

March 2023

  • Tuesday, March 21st

    Leeds - White Rose Centre (Cineworld)

  • Friday, March 24th

    Manchester - Trafford Centre (Odeon Cinema)

  • Tuesday, March 28th

    London - Westfield Stratford City (Vue Cinema)

  • Thursday, March 30th

    London - Westfield White City (Vue Cinema)

April 2023

  • Monday, April 17th

    Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays (Vue Cinema)

  • Tuesday, April 18th

    Bristol - Cribbs Causeway (Vue Cinema)

  • Thursday, April 20th

    Birmingham - Star City (Vue Cinema)

  • Tuesday, April 25th

    London - Westfield Stratford City (Vue Cinema)

  • Thursday, April 27th

    London - Westfield White City (Vue Cinema)

May 2023

  • Wednesday, May 03rd

    London - Westfield White City (Vue Cinema)


The price per attendee is £35.00 +VAT

What's included?

  • Full day of engaged learning in a modern, multiplex cinema
  • Designed and delivered by highly experienced presenters
  • Dedicated workshop booklet
  • Free enrolment on Grade Booster Digital, the supporting online course
  • 25% one-time discount code to use on any tutor2u printed resources

Online Support

To provide an even more effective support for students, we are combining all our cinema workshops with a comprehensive online support course (Grade Booster Digital) which will help students from the moment they book their cinema place to the date of their final exam in the summer.

Each Grade Booster Digital course provides significant additional resources that complements what students cover during their cinema workshop. We’re confident that this combination of cinema + online course will provide an unrivalled support for students as they prepare for summer 2023 exams.

Learn more about the online support

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.

  • Vanessa Harwood

    Vanessa is an experienced Head of Department, Teacher, Author and CPD presenter. Vanessa is also part of the tutor2u Business team who develop and present the acclaimed Grade Booster exam technique and revision workshops.

  • Mike Mills

    Mike is an experienced Head of Department, teacher and A-level Business examiner. Mike is also a popular presenter on tutor2u CPD courses and student workshops.

  • Cat Glover

    Cat is an experienced Head of Department for A-Level Business and a regular presenter and contributor for the tutor2u Business team.

What other attendees say

"Invaluable day of exam preparation for our students. Very different to the lectures that other conferences offer. The sessions are so focused on skills and how to apply them."

Economics Teacher (Edexcel)

"We bring our students to the tutor2u workshops every year. It's a wonderful opportunity to focus on one subject for the whole day and leave with lots of great advice on exam technique"

HOD Psychology (AQA)

"I just want to thank Graham and team for an amazing day at Westfield yesterday. My friends and I are feeling so much more confident about how to tackle our papers."

Business Student (Edexcel, A-Level)

"Buzzing after the sociology workshops with duncan and craig. my students loved them - great format and hard work but worth it"

Sociology Teacher (AQA A-Level)

Any questions?

Is there something you'd like to know about our student workshops?

Please email with your questions and we'll do our best to help!

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