Student Workshop

AQA A-Level Geography Grade Booster

For all Year 13 students preparing to take AQA A-Level Geography 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: Kicking off on the right foot!

  • Focus on geographical systems
  • Starting point and development
  • The 4 x 4 challenge

Session 2: The Tardis question

  • AO1 and AO2: what’s the main difference?
  • The six inter-linking columns that raise a response
  • The 20-mark examiner criteria
  • Be the examiner (part one)
  • Planning and 20-mark tips

Session 3: No-problem niners

  • Mark criteria for 9-mark questions
  • Stimulus material 9-markers
  • The resource-free 9-mark question
  • Looking for links
  • Be the examiner (part two)

Session 4: Roll a winning pair of sixes

  • The quantitative resource 6-marker
  • Data descriptors
  • The qualitative resource 6-marker
  • ‘And your own knowledge’: Be the examiner (Part three)
  • Exam paper structure reminder and top tips

Dates & Locations

March 2023

  • Wednesday, March 22nd

    Leeds - White Rose Centre (Cineworld)

  • Thursday, March 23rd

    Manchester - Trafford Centre (Odeon Cinema)

  • Wednesday, March 29th

    London - Westfield Stratford City (Vue Cinema)

  • Thursday, March 30th

    London - Westfield White City (Vue Cinema)

April 2023

  • Wednesday, April 19th

    Bristol - Cribbs Causeway (Vue Cinema)

  • Thursday, April 20th

    Birmingham - Star City (Vue Cinema)

  • Thursday, April 27th

    London - Westfield White City (Vue Cinema)

May 2023

  • Wednesday, May 03rd

    London - Westfield White 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

  • Alice Griffiths

    Alice Griffiths is Subject Lead for Geography at tutor2u and has taught over a period of almost twenty years. She is a published author and editor of a wide range of A level Geography resources and has also created award-winning, online content for younger students.

  • Brendan Conway

    Brendan is a Geography teacher with over thirty years' experience in 11-18 schools. He has authored a wide range of published resources including texts, materials for assessment and the use of GIS. Brendan also trains teachers undertaking the PGCE programme.

What other attendees say

"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)

"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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