Student Workshop

AQA GCSE Geography Grade Booster

For all Year 11 students preparing to take AQA GCSE 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 Getting to Grips with the Basics

  • Focus on the MCQ
  • Taking command of the command words
  • How to decode the short answer questions
  • Be the examiner - how to avoid lost marks in the 3-mark questions
  • Geog your knowledge

Session 2 Maximise Performance on the 4 and 6 Mark Questions

  • How to Aim High with Your Answers
  • All the Sixes - Practice at Top Mark Responses
  • Figuring it Out - How to Answer 4-6 Mark Questions with a Figure
  • Figuring it Out - How to Use Images and Information Provided

Session 3 No-Problem Niners

  • How to Write Answers Worthy of Level 3 Marks
  • Effective use of Introductions
  • Developing Arguments and Counter Arguments
  • Bag It Up! How to Conclude 9-mark Questions

Session 4 Skills Needed for Success

  • Crunching the Numbers
  • Essential Skills and Techniques

Dates & Locations

March 2023

  • Tuesday, March 21st

    Leeds - White Rose Centre (Cineworld)

  • Friday, March 24th

    Manchester - Trafford Centre (Odeon Cinema)

  • Friday, March 31st

    London - Westfield White City (Vue Cinema)

April 2023

  • Friday, April 21st

    Birmingham - Star 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

  • Vicki Woolven

    Vicki has worked as an experienced Head of Sociology and Geography in a secondary comprehensive. She is passionate about teaching students to understand the issues in contemporary society that affect them and those around them. She has also worked as a senior examiner for many years.

  • Suzanne Thorne

    Suzanne is an experienced Head of Geography with over 25 years of teaching, in both the state and independent sector. She has authored a wide range of teaching resources and articles for AQA Geography GCSE.

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)

"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)

"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)

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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