Grade Booster Online AQA A-Level Economics

This online course is designed to support students as they prepare for AQA A-Level Economics exams in 2023 and is designed and delivered by experienced AQA A-Level Economics teachers and examiners.

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  • 25-50 hours learning time
  • 93 course steps

About this course

Who it's for

All students completing their AQA A-Level Economics qualification.

Course series

Grade Booster Online

Course outline

In this section, we introduce you to the Grade Booster content and show you how to get the most out of the course. We also provide an overview of the structure of the exam papers.

  • Getting the most out of Grade Booster
  • Understanding the Assessment Objectives
  • Overview of the AQA A-Level Economics Exam Papers
  • Overview of assessment of AQA economics

Learn how to unpick the demands of the question and how to plan your answers.

  • Command Words
  • Cause and effect
  • Discriminator words
  • Writing a plan

In this section, we take a close look at how to approach every type of question on all of the exam papers

  • Technique for data response
  • Technique for essays: part 1
  • Technique for essays: part 2
  • Technique for Paper 3 MCQs
  • Technique for Paper 3 investigation

A key demand of A level Economics is the ability to make connections between different topics and concepts. This section will help you to practise this vital skill.

  • Thinking synoptically: introduction
  • Linking micro and macro
  • Approaching Paper 3

Being able to use and apply new data, as well as your examples and wider economic knowledge, is important for accessing the highest marks. In this section, we'll take you through some techniques for getting this right in your exams.

  • The UK Economy in 2023
  • Using the data
  • Application in essays

In this focused section, we consider some of the common errors made by students in exam situations, giving you lots of opportunity to unpick the issues and learn from previous exams.

  • Avoiding common errors: terminology
  • Microeconomics Confusing Pairs - Test Yourself Flip Cards Activity
  • Macroeconomics Confusing Pairs - Test Yourself Flip Cards Activity
  • Avoiding common errors: quantitative skills part 1
  • Avoiding common errors: quantitative skills part 2
  • Avoiding common errors: quantitative skills part 3
  • Avoiding common errors: diagrams part 1
  • Avoiding common errors: diagrams part 2
  • Lessons from previous exams

Some topics are harder than others to master! Revisit some of them in this content-focused section on microeconomics.

  • Elasticity
  • Elasticities - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Price and income elasticity - Match Up Activity
  • Price and Income Elasticity of Demand - Categorise Activity
  • Price Elasticity of Supply - Categorise Activity
  • Cross Elasticity of Demand and Price Cross Elasticity of Supply - Categorise Activity
  • Calculating Price Elasticity of Demand - Calculation Activity
  • Market failure diagrams
  • Market Failure Definitions - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Market Failure and Government Intervention - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Market Failure - Concentration Game Activity
  • Market Failure - File Away Activity
  • Costs
  • Costs - MCQ Activity
  • Calculating Costs - Calculation Activity
  • Revenue
  • Costs and Revenue - Match Up Activity
  • Revenues - MCQ Activity
  • Calculating Revenues - Calculation Activity
  • Market structure diagrams
  • Market Structures - Categorise Activity
  • Labour markets
  • Labour Markets - Usual Suspects Activity
  • Regional Earnings - Higher or Lower Activity
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Behavioural Economics Experiments - Experiment Activity
  • Behavioural Economics - Clear the Deck Activity

Some topics are harder than others to master! Revisit some of them in this content-focused section on macroeconomics.

  • Financial Markets (Part 1)
  • Financial Markets (Part 2)
  • Financial Markets - Concentration Game Activity
  • Fiscal policy - stepping up to A level
  • Fiscal Policy - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Tax Revenue - Match Up Activity
  • Evaluating Fiscal Policies - MCQ Activity
  • Monetary policy - Stepping Up to A-Level
  • Monetary Policy - MCQ Activity
  • Interest Rate Changes - True or False Activity
  • Quantitative Easing Key Terms - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Calculate Interest Rates - Calculation Activity
  • Exchange rates
  • Exchange Rate Systems - Match Up Activity
  • International trade
  • Interest Rates and International Trade - Match Up Activity
  • UK Exports - Impossible 5 Activity
  • UK Imports and Exports - Categorise Activity
  • Trading Blocs - MCQ Activity
  • Trading Blocs - Connection Wall Activity
  • Calculating Comparative Advantage - Calculation Activity
  • Trade and Protectionsim - True or False Activity
  • Development economics overview
  • International Organisations - Multiple Option Activity

This section pulls together everything we've covered so far, reviewing key content and exam skills.

  • Useful mnemonics
  • Brilliant analysis
  • Effective evaluation
  • Developing an argument
  • Be the Examiner!

Test yourself by working through these interactive videos, covering everything from key terms to quantitative skills and the latest news.

  • Microeconomic key terms
  • Microeconomics Key Terms - Multiple Option Activity
  • Question Before - Microeconomic Terms - Multiple Option Activity
  • Macroeconomic key terms
  • Macroeconomics Key Terms - Multiple Option Activity
  • Question Before - Macroeconomic Terms - Multiple Option Activity
  • Quantitative Skills Blast!
  • Diagram Blast!
  • What's in the News?


  • Ruth Tarrant

    Ruth has been Subject Lead in Economics at tutor2u for many years after a career of teaching Economics, Business, Politics and Maths in a range of secondary schools. She is a highly experienced A level Economics Examiner, and also teaches undergraduate Economics on a very part-time basis at the University of Oxford. Ruth is passionate about making economics fun, engaging and accessible for teachers and students.

  • Jon Clark

    Jon is an experienced Economics and Business teacher, author and presenter. Jon also leads tutor2u's innovative work in online teaching and learning.

  • Cathy Williams

    Cathy is an experienced Head of Department and ex-Treasury economist. She is the author of many Tutor2U resources and a regular contributor to Economics Today. Alongside, Cathy sits on the local Young Enterprise Board and specialises in producing and delivering a wide range of careers and work related resources and programmes.

  • Geoff Riley

    Geoff is co-founder of tutor2u and highly experienced Economics teacher, examiner and author. Geoff is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

  • Peter McGinn

    Peter is an experienced Business & Economics HOD, teacher and examiner.

  • Penny Brooks

    Penny is a highly experienced teacher of Economics and Business, for a number of awarding bodies, and was a Head of Department for many years. Penny has also been a contributor, presenter and author for Tutor2u for over a decade, and is an experienced examiner.

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