Grade Booster AQA A-Level Business

A new online support course for all students taking AQA A-Level Business exams in 2023.

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  • 15-30 hours learning time
  • 84 videos, resources and activities

About this course

This online course provides detailed advice and support for all AQA A-Level Business students.

Who it's for

All students taking AQA A-Level Business

Course series

Grade Booster

Course outline

  • Course Introduction and Overview
  • Overview of the Exam Paper Structure
  • Where Marks Are Lost
  • Assessment Skills - Overview
  • Application (AO2) Overview
  • Application (AO2) Using the PADLS Acronym for Effective Application
  • Analysis (AO3) Overview
  • AO3 - The Importance of Selectivity in Your Answers
  • Evaluation (AO4) Overview
  • Key Feedback from Examiners in Recent Papers
  • Effective Paragraph Structure | Use PeCAN Points to Help the Examiner
  • Effective Paragraph Structure | Use PiE Sentences to Earn Some Evaluation Marks
  • How to Unpick the Demands of Each Question
  • Unpicking the Demands of 9-Mark Questions | Examples
  • An Effective Shape of Response for Evaluation Questions
  • How to Answer Open Questions (Paper 2&3)
  • Paper 1 | An Efficient Structure for 25-Mark Essay Answers

We're creating a series of videos here to guide students through possible approaches to answering a selection of past AQA A-Level Business exam questions.

  • AQA Paper 1 2021 Q18 | Price Elasticity of Demand and Profit
  • AQA Paper 1 2021 Q19 | GDP, Exchange Rates and Profit
  • AQA Paper 1 2021 Q20 | Management Roles and Workforce Performance
  • AQA Paper 2 2021 Q2.3 | Ownership Structure and Strategic Decision Making
  • AQA Paper 2 2021 Q2.2| Receivables, Payables & Cash Flow
  • AQA Paper 2 2021 Q3.2 | Benefits of a Focus on Quality
  • AQA Paper 2 2021 Q3.3 | Employee Engagement
  • AQA Paper 2 2021 Q3.4 | High Rates of Labour Turnover
  • AQA Paper 1 2020 Q18 | Workforce Diversity and Profit
  • AQA Paper 1 2020 Q19 | Efficiency Ratios and Cash Levels
  • AQA Paper 1 2020 Q20 | Digital Technology and Small Businesses
  • AQA Paper 2 2020 Q1.3 | HR Management and Changes in Demand
  • AQA Paper 2 2020 Q2.2 | Marketing Managers and Protectionism
  • AQA Paper 2 2020 Q2.3 | Just-in-time (JIT) and Profits
  • AQA Paper 2 2020 Q3.2 | Power Culture & Shareholders
  • AQA Paper 2 2020 Q3.3 | Inelastic Price Elasticity of Demand
  • AQA Paper 2 2019 Q3.1 | Research & Development, Patents and Profit Margins
  • AQA Paper 2 2020 Q1.4 | Investment Decision

These videos provide worked answers to many of the 2022 practice questions provided as part of the 2022 advance information. All are useful as examples of exam technique for students preparing for 2023 exams.

  • Friendly Foods | 6 Marks | Product Ranges
  • Friendly Foods | 9/12 Marks | Extended Marketing Mix
  • Stride Sports | 16 Marks | External Growth and Profits
  • Stride Sports | 9 Marks | Divorce Between Ownership & Control
  • Stride Sports | 9 Marks | Synergies
  • JW Bakery | 9 Marks | Lewins Force Field Analysis
  • JW Bakery | 16 Marks | Strategic Drift
  • 9-Mark Questions | Flexible Working & Labour Productivity
  • 9-Mark Questions | Minimum Wages
  • 9-Mark Questions | Environmental Laws
  • 9-Mark Questions | New Low-Cost Products
  • 9-Mark Questions | Budgeting
  • 9-Mark Questions | New Leadership and Market Capitalisation
  • 25-Mark Questions | Optimal Resource Mix
  • 25-Mark Questions | Organic & External Growth for Market Penetration

In this section we work through some worked answers to questions used in our Grade Booster Cinema workshops in 2022.

  • Paper 1 | Effects of Poor Quality on Profits [9 marks]
  • Paper 1 | Just-in-time Operations and Profits [9 marks]
  • Paper 1 | Introduction of Flexible Working & Profits [9 marks]
  • Session 2 | James Fitness | 9 Marker on The Impact of Rising Inflation
  • Session 2 | James Fitness | 16 Marker Recommend Question on James Fitness Takeover of Ennis Gyms
  • Session 2 | James Fitness | 16 Mark Open Question on Low-Cost Competition

Hosts

  • Jim Riley

    Jim Riley is the co-Founder and CEO of tutor2u. He is an experienced Business teacher, presenter and author.

  • Graham Prior

    Graham is Subject Lead for Business at tutor2u. He is an experienced Business teacher and HOD, a senior examiner, a seasoned presenter and conference speaker and an educational author.

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  • 15-30 hours learning time
  • 84 videos, interactive resources and activities
  • Designed and delivered by highly experienced presenters
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