Upgraded for 2021/22

Grade Booster Digital+ Edexcel A-Level Business

This self-paced online course is specifically designed to support students as they finalise their studies leading to the Edexcel A-Level Business qualification. The course is designed and delivered by experienced Edexcel A-Level Business teachers and examiners.

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  • 30-40 hours learning time
  • 71 videos, resources and activities

About this course

Who it's for

All students completing their Edexcel A-Level Business qualification.

Course series

Grade Booster Digital+

Course outline

Session 1 consists of a short introduction to Edexcel A-Level Business Grade Booster and the lessons learned from the 2019 and 2020 exams

  • Introduction to Edexcel A-Level Business Grade Booster
  • Lessons Learned from the 2019/2020 Exams Part One
  • Lessons Learned from the 2019/2020 Exams Part Two

In session 2, we will explore how to develop those all important assessment skills to help boost your grades

  • Introduction to Session 2
  • Knowledge and Understanding
  • Application and Writing in Context
  • Application and Using the Data
  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • How your Answers are Marked

In this session, we look at how we can build effective technique. We examine the importance of understanding the demands of the question, selectivity and good paragraph structure

  • Introduction to Session 3
  • Understanding the Demands of the Question
  • Selectivity
  • Paragraph Structure

In this section, we take a quick look at structuring the common question types, such as the 4 mark explain questions, 8, 10, 12 and 20 mark questions

  • Introduction to Session 4
  • 4 and 8 mark questions
  • 10 and 12 mark questions
  • 20 mark questions

In session 5, we tease out the key themes for each bullet point relating to the 2021 pre-release, which this year, is on the fast food/take-away and restaurant industry, and the UK-based businesses operating in these markets

  • Introduction to Session 5
  • Bullet Point One - Key Themes Part One
  • Bullet Point One - Key Themes Part Two
  • Bullet Point Two - Key Themes
  • Bullet Point Three - Key Themes
  • Bullet Point Four - Key Themes
  • Bullet Point Five - Key Themes
  • Bullet Point Six - Key Themes

In session 6, we will be looking at a number of key quantitative skills and numerical concepts, such as percentages and percentage changes, index numbers, investment appraisal, critical path analysis and many many more!

  • Introduction to Session 6
  • Percentages and Percentage Changes
  • Index Numbers
  • Investment Appraisal - Payback
  • Investment Appraisal - Average Rate of Return
  • Investment Appraisal - Net Present Value
  • Gearing
  • Decision Trees
  • Capacity Utilisation
  • Market Share
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Budgets and Variance Analysis
  • Price Elasticity of Demand
  • Income Elasticity of Demand
  • Using Quantitative Skills and Numerical Concepts to support Application, Analysis and Evaluation

This session comprises of a range of further exam-style questions, based on core Edexcel A-Level Business topics for extra practice

  • Introduction to Session 7
  • Interest Rates - 4 mark explain question
  • Outsourcing - 4 mark explain question
  • Glocalisation - 4 mark explain question
  • Benefits of Growth - 4 mark explain question (marking activity)
  • The Acid Test Ratio - 4 mark calculation question
  • Price Elasticity of Demand - 4 mark calculation question
  • Off-Shoring - 8 mark question
  • New Product Development - 10 mark question
  • Centralisation and Decentralisation - 12 mark question
  • Organic and Inorganic Growth - 20 mark question

Revise key Edexcel A-Level Business topics and concepts by working through these interactive videos and online activities, covering everything from key terms to quantitative skills

  • Introduction to Section 8
  • MCQ Blast 1
  • MCQ Blast 2
  • Distribution True or False
  • Finance 1
  • Finance 2
  • Inventory Red Herring
  • People 54321
  • People True or False
  • Key Terms Matching (1)
  • Key Terms Matching (2)
  • Capacity - MCQ Activity
  • Quantitative Skills - MCQ Activity
  • Calculate Price Elasticity of Demand and Revenue - Calculation Activity
  • Market and Market Research - Match Up Activity

Hosts

  • 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.

  • Jim Riley

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

  • 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.

  • Peter McGinn

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

  • Julie Thorne

    Julie is an experienced A-Level and GCSE Business teacher and examiner.

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  • 30-40 hours learning time
  • 71 videos, interactive resources and activities
  • Designed and delivered by highly experienced presenters
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