Student Workshop

GCSE Business Grade Booster

For all Year 11 students preparing to take GCSE Business 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: Business Basics and Getting to Grips with Explain and Analyse Questions

  • How to tackle non-contextualised / Section A explain questions
  • Effective techniques to develop and strengthen application
  • How to structure 6 mark analyse questions
  • Practice questions for 3 and 6 markers & Be The Examiner

Session 2: Nailing the Nine Mark Questions

  • The winning formula to structure strong 9 mark responses
  • How to write detailed and balanced chains of argument
  • How to make logical and fully justified recommendations

Session 3: Maximising performance in 12 mark questions

  • Success in structuring 12 mark responses
  • Analytical paragraph practice focussing on the interrelated nature of business
  • Writing well reasoned and detailed conclusions

Session 4: Revision of key topic areas and numerical concepts

  • Quickfire knowledge blast on core topics
  • Building confidence in performing calculations
  • Recapping the formulae & key quantitative skills
  • Top tips for GCSE Business exam success

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)

April 2023

  • Tuesday, April 18th

    Bristol - Cribbs Causeway (Vue Cinema)

  • Friday, April 21st

    Birmingham - Star City (Vue Cinema)

  • Wednesday, April 26th

    London - Westfield Stratford City (Vue Cinema)

  • Thursday, April 27th

    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.

  • Susan Morris

    Susan Morris is an experienced GCSE and A-Level Business Teacher and Examiner

  • 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.

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)

"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)

"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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