Student Workshop

AQA A-Level Economics Grade Booster

For all Year 13 students preparing to take AQA A-Level Economics 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 Essential Quantitative Skills

  • Building confidence in the key quantitative skills and numerical concepts including current and constant prices, elasticities, costs and revenues, aggregate demand and index numbers
  • Examining the key features of the perfect diagrams including business objectives, externalities and AD/AS

Session 2 Economic Language

  • Writing well developed arguments
  • Avoiding common errors
  • Applying detail to economic terminology to improve the quality of written answers
  • Use of connective phrases when analysing and evaluating

Session 3 What’s going on in the world?

  • Building a strong awareness of recent economic news and events
  • Using real world events as evidence to support answers requiring application, analysis and evaluation
  • Examining events including UK and international economic performance, international organisations and trading blocs

Session 4 Mastering Exam Technique for AQA

  • Examining the structure of the exam papers to develop more confidence with the assessment objectives
  • Considering the meaning of command words and phrases used in questions
  • Developing chains of reasoning
  • What makes good application and effective evaluation?
  • Developing quality paragraphs

Dates & Locations

March 2023

  • Wednesday, March 22nd

    Leeds - White Rose Centre (Cineworld)

  • Friday, March 24th

    Manchester - Trafford Centre (Odeon Cinema)

  • Wednesday, March 29th

    London - Westfield Stratford City (Vue Cinema)

  • Friday, March 31st

    London - Westfield White City (Vue Cinema)

April 2023

  • Wednesday, April 19th

    Bristol - Cribbs Causeway (Vue Cinema)

  • Friday, April 21st

    Birmingham - Star City (Vue Cinema)

  • Wednesday, April 26th

    London - Westfield Stratford City (Vue Cinema)

  • Friday, April 28th

    London - Westfield White City (Vue Cinema)

May 2023

  • Thursday, May 04th

    London - Westfield Stratford City (Vue Cinema)

Pricing

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

  • Geoff Riley

    Geoff is co-founder of tutor2u and highly experienced Economics teacher, examiner and author. Geoff is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

  • Jon Clark

    Jon is an experienced A-Level and GCSE economics teacher, presenter and author. Jon also leads tutor2u's research and development activities into resource innovation and our online platform.

  • Penny Brooks

    Experienced Economics and Business teacher, examiner and former HOD. Penny is also a leading contributor to the tutor2u Economics blog, student exam workshops and a significant number of Economics CPD courses.

  • Ruth Tarrant

    Experienced teacher of Economics and Politics, formerly HOD at Bedales School. Ruth is also a senior examiner.

What other attendees say

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 events@tutor2u.net with your questions and we'll do our best to help!

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