Student Workshop

AQA A-Level Psychology Grade Booster

For all Year 13 students preparing to take AQA A-Level Psychology 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 - Research Methods

  • The importance of reading stimulus material carefully
  • Explaining clearly how things should be done
  • Descriptive statistics for quantitative data
  • Analysing qualitative data
  • How to write an effective answer to a design a study question

Session 2 - Issues, Debates and Approaches

  • Mapping the key assumptions, methods and treatments/applications to the approaches
  • Relating the approaches to the debates
  • Using Venn Diagrams as a revision and planning tool for comparison questions
  • Application of the debates

Session 3 - Writing Effective Essays

  • Be the holistic examiner
  • Changing a mid-band essay into a top-band essay
  • Turning basic evaluation into effective evaluation
  • Dial a discussion

Session 4 - Up a Grade!

  • The importance of reading questions carefully
  • Focus on the question and plan
  • Effective use of issues, debates and methods when evaluating
  • Advanced maths challenge

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

  • Monday, April 17th

    Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays (Vue Cinema)

  • Wednesday, April 19th

    Bristol - Cribbs Causeway (Vue Cinema)

  • Thursday, April 20th

    Birmingham - Star City (Vue Cinema)

  • Wednesday, April 26th

    London - Westfield Stratford City (Vue Cinema)

  • Thursday, April 27th

    London - Westfield White City (Vue Cinema)

May 2023

  • Thursday, May 04th

    London - Westfield Stratford 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

  • Anne Cooper

    Anne is a highly experienced teacher who was also Head of Psychology in a sixth form college for a number of years. In addition, Anne has many years experience as both an examiner and senior examiner for AQA.

  • Jess Davies

    This host's bio will be added soon.

  • Lara Calus

    Lara is an experienced AQA A-Level Psychology Teacher, Examiner and Presenter

  • Laura Hastie

    Laura is an experienced Psychology teacher, examiner, author and presenter.

  • Hayley Cook

    Hayley is an experienced AQA A-Level Psychology teacher and examiner, and a regular presenter and contributor for the tutor2u Psychology team and channel.

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)

"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)

"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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